This is going to be different. The State of the Union address come on tonight at 9:00pm EST. Come back tonight to this post and I will be writing my thoughts as the address progresses.
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– – – – – – – Rourke’s State of the Union Commentary – – – – – – –
9:05pm I can’t stand it when the President comes in and spends so much time hugging, shaking hands, etc. Let’s get it going!! Every President is the same way with the standing ovations.
“Good to see you. Good to see YOU. Kiss my ass. Kiss his ass……”
9:12pm Job growth? Tell that to all the people that have given up looking for work. More insured? Tell that to all the people that are paying more and have less coverage and lost their doctor.
9:13pm No doubt things are better and are getting better in many ways than they were over the past few years.
9:15pm Here we go – take from the rich and give to the poor.
9:16pm The budget sent with ideas from Obama will run the debt up even more.
9:17pm Every President give examples of people they don’t know and don’t really care about. I wish they would stick to the facts rather than propaganda.
9:20pm Propaganda and rhetoric. I hate to be negative but much of what he takes credit for has been done in spite of his policies. His policies have NOTHING to do with the gas prices we are seeing now.
9:22pm Deficits cut in half? 2/3rds? I am going to puke. The National Debt is over $18 trillion dollars.
9:23pm Wages finally starting to raise while food prices remove any increases we are receiving. I know that is how it is for me.
9:25pm Government does not need to help families get ahead it needs to get out of the way.
9:27pm So – raise taxes via ObamaCare and then talk about tax cuts. Take from the rich and give to the poor? You cannot give tax cuts to the Middle Class with these deficits or the deficits will grow. Budgets must be balanced.
9:28pm Here comes all the FREE stuff for everyone. Well – for Liberal voters. Buying votes left and right.
9:29pm Government needs to stay out of our life not come in and say who should get what.
9:30pm Most people making minimum wage are part time workers – not career people raising a family on that wage.
Why doesn’t the government just pass a law and mail people checks? Crazy.
9:32pm I totally agree that something should be done with the cost of higher education. I do believe that if we get better educate our children and people it will lead to higher growth and better economy. Possibly with all the money being spent on frivolous things could be redirected to funds for college.
9:35pm Hire a veteran? I know a well qualified vet that can’t get a job in the VA! It starts with those that do the hiring.
9:36pm Want jobs to stay in America? Reduce the tax incentive for companies to go overseas.
9:38pm A single oil pipeline? You mean the one you plan to veto?
9:40pm I agree infrastructure needs work but it must be paid for and the money actually needs to go for infrastructure – not special interests.
9:40pm The United States should be the world leader in science, medicine, etc.
D. and John Gault – I don’t blame you from bailing…..
9:41pm Obama is promising the moon AND the stars!
9:43pm It is simple math. You CANNOT take enough from the rich to benefit the Middle Class. There is simply not enough of the rich.
9:45pm Taking advantage of the Paris attack.
9:46pm We will kill innocent people with drones but we cannot waterboard a terrorist.
9:48pm I do believe we need to eliminate ISIS as well as some other threatening groups around the world. Radical Islam wants nothing more than to kill all of us.
9:49pm A Russia battered and desperate is not in the best interest of the US.
9:50pm Israel must be supported. He wants to reduce sanctions on Iran?
9:53pm So – we must do something to prevent hackers from entering our networks but allowing people to cross our Southern border? Naw – that’s not important.
9:54pm Climate Change? Ridiculous. Why did they stop calling it Global Warming?
9:56pm Use of drone restrained? Tell that to the wedding party you blew up. Yes – “YOU” as the President gives the go ahead.
9:58pm This is the most frustrating part. Responsibly reduced Gitmo population? Ridiculous as he ships terrorists overseas to join the fight against us again. This is a proven fact.
10:03pm These two sides cannot come together with Obama as the leader. He says one things but does something else. He brings forth ideas that he knows will not pass. What s the point of that?
10:05pm Immigration? Simple – build a frigging wall.
10:07pm Pretty childish.
I hate being negative but for those that are educated they know he speaks a good game but his actions say something else. He does not seek out Republican ideas – he prevents them from getting voted on. Well – he has in the past when the Dem’s controlled the Senate.
Actions speak louder than words. Pass a few Conservative ideas. I dare you.