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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:16 / 1 edit
    Okay, let's go.
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:19
    We have cleared away the rubble of crisis?

    Gee, I dunno Mr. President. Seems like negative economic growth, persistently high unemployment, record deficits... I don't see that whatever crises there were have necessarily ended.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:21
    Conciliatory.

    Sounds like a guy who never has to run in another election.

    Oh, right...
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:24
    Okay, hotshot. Medicare does require "modest" reforms but not the "whole burden." Give us some details. What types of Medicare reforms would you agree to?

    I hear a lot about conceding the need for some spending cuts; but I don't hear specifics.
  5. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    13 Feb '13 02:24
    I'll read the analysis tomorrow. I can't stand to listen to him.
  6. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:27
    He's hammering on tax breaks; but he largely capitulated on tax breaks a few weeks ago.

    Tax reform is a nice idea, but probably pie in the sky.

    Simplification of the tax code is empty populism.
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:29
    Platitudes.

    I'm really trying to be objective here. But this is not a big time speech so far. It's just not.
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:31
    I like that he's emphasizing not spending more money. I guess they showed him the deficit numbers.

    Job creation is important. It's good that it's being emphasized.
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:36
    An American politician talking about climate change. Haven't heard that in a while. Sounds like a man who doesn't have to run in another elect...

    Oh, right.

    "You do it or I will."

    Heh. Good luck cutting emissions without Congressional action.
  10. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    13 Feb '13 02:37
    He really took his happy pills. Doesn't sound anything like the guy who gave the Inaugural Address.

    Wait a minute - climate change. Boehner looks like he's got a bad case of gas. Solar - he doesn't know what he's talking about.
  11. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:39
    Potshot at the pork grubbing Congressmen. Nice.

    The infrastructure improvement idea is nice in concept; but what about all the spending cuts we heard about 20 minutes ago?
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 02:41
    Another huge subsidy for homeowners? Give me a break.

    Allowing people to re-finance is fine; but spending government money to force it?
  13. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    13 Feb '13 03:17
    I stopped blogging in the middle, but I thought it was a solid last half. Powerful message on gun control; but did not discuss the rights of gun owners at all.
  14. 13 Feb '13 03:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Okay, let's go.
    I took your que and went to the grocery instead of watching it.

    You won't believe this, but I got a two for one deal on a gallon of milk!

    Take that Obama!!

    Honestly, I don't know why people watch this garbage. Do we not get enough propaganda from the press?
  15. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    13 Feb '13 11:15
    Originally posted by sh76
    Platitudes.

    I'm really trying to be objective here. But this is not a big time speech so far. It's just not.
    One man's platitudes gives another enough hope to believe in something.