Priorities will matter more than inaugural address


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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    I'm not sure why you expected the speech to be a suck up to conservatives. Or much in the way of anything except rhetorical fluff. That's what they're supposed to be. Priorities will matter more than the address. But let's leave that for tomorrow, shall we?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    The Iraq war is over.
    We have an exit date for Afghanistan.
    No new 9/11.
    American jobs bill, denied in the House.
    Veteran jobs bill, denied in the House.
    All budgets, denied in the House until hours before default.
    3% of all legislation in the House passed.
    Gay Americans can now serve their country in the military.
    Americans cannot be denied healthcare due to pre-existing conditions due to Healthcare Reform.
    Osama Bin Laden is dead.

    I am fine with Priorities thus far. And look forward to new ones in the future.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 21, 2013 7:32 p.m.

    I wonder if Obama has read the recent very startling report from the Government Accounting Office warning that the government is headed for default because of overspending on entitlements? I wonder if Obama knows the median household income of Americans has declined by nearly 40% since he took office? I wonder if Obama knows Al Qaida is still attacking and murdering Americans all over the world? I wonder if Obama knows millions of Americans still can't find a job? I wonder if Obama knows the Democratically controlled Senate has not passed a federal budget since they took control? I wonder if Obama knows his gun control executive orders would not have stopped any of the mass murders we have experienced? I wonder if Obama knows more Americans were murdered in Chicago than all collation soldiers killed in Afghanistan? I wonder if Obama knows Iran will soon have nuclear weapons of mass destruction? I wonder if Obama cares about people who actually pay federal income taxes versus the 47% who do not? I wonder if Obama actually knows the true state of the union?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    8 questions.

    Zero facts.

    I wonder if some people, can support their claims?

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    America is under attack as never before in its history. Sadly, an attack this subversive and insidious can only come from within.

    Obama's speech stated expressly what could only be inferred before: the conglomeration of left-wing extremists will stop at nothing in its quest to turn this Country into a European-style welfare state. A Godless state in which entitlement programs have grown to encompass every aspect of life from cradle to grave, and the citizens therefore turn all of their allegiance and adoration towards the government.

    The only difference in Obama's speech, as opposed to traditional leftist propaganda, is that Obama is so confident in the victory of welfare statism that he openly announces the agenda, rather than cloaking the conspiracy in darkness as Clinton did. This is the most haunting aspect of all.

    Even the ignorant masses can no longer see that the leftist government seeks to enslave them. The only question is whether they will act, or whether they will be content to grovel over the few entitlement scraps the left-wing extremists throw their way.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Jan. 21, 2013 10:13 p.m.

    The GAO report:

    In the Baseline Extended simulation, which assumes current law, including the discretionary spending limits and other spending reductions contained in the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 and expiration of certain tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, debt as a share of GDP declines in the short term before turning up again. In the Alternative simulation, in which these laws are assumed to not take full effect, federal debt as a share of GDP grows throughout the period. Discretionary spending limits alone do not address the fundamental imbalance between estimated revenue and spending, which is driven largely by the aging of the population and rising health care costs. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) slows the growth of health care spending and federal debt under the Baseline Extended simulation, in which cost-containment mechanisms are assumed to be fully implemented and effective. However, some have questioned whether these mechanisms can be sustained over the long term; this is reflected in GAO’s Alternative simulation.