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Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 8:32 a.m. MST

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worf
Mcallen, TX

Does anyone believe:

* we'll balance the budget
* reduce the deficit
* reduce unemployment
* become self-reliant

in the next four years?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The tea party should yell, leave the chambers and keep walking to they get back to where they came from. The President, like President Clinton, will make substantial inroads into balancing debt with growth and keep the economy growing, unless the tea party obstructs.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I've always wondered about all the incredible preparation of every nuanced and focus grouped word in the state of the union. And then the analysis of it all afterward, beyond all reason. I think the president should just submit a report, thousands of pages of facts and figures, and a brief summary of his thoughts or perspectives. Give to the congress information.

worf
Mcallen, TX

When people take handouts,-they become subjected/enslaved to the provider. They become whiners, and beggars, making the provider even more controlling, and powerful.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

@ worf Isn't that what he said the first four years? And you don't believe him now? Well he after all is the flim flam man. You know garbage in garbage out.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Really, how much influence can a president have when he himself is under the rule of the Federal Reserve banking system? If you really want to help Mr. President, stop letting the banksters tell you what to do, stop throwing out executive orders like some crazy Venezuelan dictator and let the Constitution, the People and free enterprise determine our future.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

If you read the article did you notice where it says that "the economy has rebounded significantly from the depths of the recession..." and then 2 paragraphs later it says "but the unemployment rate is persistently high at 7.9 percent, economic growth slowed last quarter, and consumer confidence is failing." In other words, the recession is still here has always has been. There has been no improvement under Obama. This kind of mental disconnect from reality infects Democrats and the Mainstream media and in just 2 paragraphs you can see it in this article. Amazing.

worf
Mcallen, TX

It gets scary when Obama focuses in the economy.

How's taxing the rich working out?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Wall Street seems to think things are working out OK. They're voting with their DOLLARS that things will get better, too. And not all the buying is of companies that make guns, ammo and freeze-dried food.

county mom
Monroe, UT

Mark B, Wallstreet is a terrible indicator of how healthy our economy is. These are rich people buying and selling shares of businesses that may or may not actually profit. iT IS A BIG GAMBLING.
The best indicator of how well our economy is doing is the trucking industry. This rubber on the road actual movement of parts, products and supplies for all industries.
Every single thing that is produced, bought and sold, has to be shipped.
We don't have replicators!
Everything thing you need to live has to be moved from where it is produced or grown to where you can buy it.
I would say our economy is worse off this year then last and has been steadily loosing ground for the past 4 years.
20 flatbeds loads listed on the internet out of Denver, Colorado is pitiful.
5 years ago there was 300 listed and we got calls begging for trucks!!

J-TX
Allen, TX

Before he focuses on the economy, he should learn how to spell it. Or maybe take a class in basic Economics.

The guy is clueless, and his actions have only hurt the natural cyclical recovery that would have otherwise already been in full swing.

Manipulating the unemployment number to 7.9 isn't fooling the 20+ million out of work Americans. It's only placating the 50+ million on welfare that he wants to grow.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The Pope is resigning as it is a drain spiritually as they deal with their own economic woes from the past. Our President and his economic wizard, the Secretary of the Treasury, have shown so much to the American people in the past 4 years that we gave them another 4 years to show us their strengths. I remember in December 2007 when McCain and Romney were debating and Mitt Romney said the economy would be the most important aspect for people in the election of 2008. McCain blew smoke in Romney's face, sort of the same attitude the President had when Romney brought up Benghazi. The look on Romney's face was very similar in both cases that both lacked reality and not up to being Presidential candidates or as President of the United States of America.

The President just keeps on spending money, money and more money, inside and outside the United States of America. He and his family appear to be happy taking very costly trips around the world with their entourage of people. Simple trips to the West in Las Vegas turn out to be a way to get away from Benghazi and the economy.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Building our economy doesn't come from the tactics of the past four years.

He needs to build the core values of our country, such as being a person of integrity, honor, serving others and many other valuable traits.

We have seen less than integrity for decades in many forms. We don't show enough service to others as a people. Our country's definition of helping is giving people entitlements so that the government becomes the wherewithal to demonstrate love. Our country's charter is to provide for the safety and as a backup to the welfare of society.

Values need to be demonstrated in our country. The Republican convention appeared to be less than the full dose of integrity that should have been shown by various candidates. Some were even elected at the convention to represent the people without a primary election. We have opportunities to make a difference but sometimes we sit back and don't make the difference.

I don't believe core values will be discussed in this State of the Union address. We will hear things that will make people feel happy not that they will be any happier after the speech.

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