At the heart of Obama's speech was the attempt to reprogram the American dream from one found in the freedom of individual liberty and owning one's own output, to "sharing" -- and by "sharing" he means the government will own your output.
The socialistic phrases were present:
"They knew they were part of something larger ...
... everyone shared in the pride of that success ...
It will require common effort, shared responsibility,
"I cut taxes for those who need it. Middle class families, small businesses."
He did? Let's examine.
The White House report released this week — ahead of the vote in the Senate Wednesday to extend tax cuts for household income below $250,000 — does mention two years of payroll tax cuts that Obama pushed through in 2011 and 2012, but only when talking about how much money the president has saved American families ...
- In Obamacare alone there exist 20 new taxes, including taxes on medical device manufacturers and other small businesses.
US News said Obama's taxes "punish" small businesses and Forbes recognized how his tax hikes hit the middle class.
Obama said of the auto industry:
I've worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to America – not because our workers make less pay, but because we make better products. Because we work harder and smarter than anyone else.