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Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

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  • prelax Murray, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    "48 quarters of economic growth"

    In this country?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 2:45 a.m.

    The last Bush directed surge put 250,000 troops in Iraq. That's a little more than the 50,000 you are claiming.

    Also, keep in mind we had ZERO troops in Iraq before our last Republican President.

    Also, Obama added over $10 trillion dollars to the debt?

    Go on!

    Date, time, source please.

    Yeah.

    I didn't think so.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 21, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    Irony Guy--Ten trillion to seventeen trillion. How is that shrinking the deficit?

    What growth are you talking about?

    We still have fifty thousand troops in Iraq-(USA Today), with Afghanistan still in high gear.

    Obama has added more then twice the amount of money to the debt then Bush did.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 21, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    President Bush presided over huge war deficits and an economic collapse. President Obama has overseen 48 quarters of economic growth, the end of Iraq war, and a shrinking deficit. I for one am very happy we're not going back to the Bush approach to governing.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    Regan tripled the national debt.

    W. Bush doubled the national debt.

    Obama has factually done neither, so why are people complaining about the debt when Obama is President?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 21, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    Obama says the possibilities for America are endless. I guess he was referring to our national debt?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 21, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    Just replace congress with executive orders, and the fight is over.