State of the Union address: Lots of requests, few likely to be approved

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 2:29 AM

WASHINGTON — Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.

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cks1950Jan. 23, 14 5:46 AM

More spending, more debt, more regulations, more people out of the work force in the next two years, more government intrusion, more carping about so called income inequality, more blaming, more of same as the first 6 years. Not exactly a secret.

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cks1950Jan. 23, 14 7:42 AM

Part2: More division by class/race, Less transparency when he promised more, more campaigning while governing less, more coddling of our enemies while giving our traditional allies the cold shoulder, more gutting of the military, more claiming Al Qaeda is on the run when the reality is they're expanding, etc, etc, etc.

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firefight41Jan. 23, 14 8:04 AM

Lies, pure and simple. Not a problem with me though, since I will not be watching or listening to it. Movie Night!!!!!!

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avejoeconJan. 23, 1411:37 AM

How many seconds will there be between demanding more Unemployment payouts because there are no enough jobs, and demanding that we bring in 30 Million more illegals to compete for those jobs.

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yardboyJan. 23, 14 1:34 PM

"State of the Union address: Lots of requests, few likely to be approved." *** As it should be when you have a national debt as large as we do that continues to grow as a result of yearly out of control deficits. U.S. citizens don't need any more so called help from this President and his administration. They have done more than enough damage already.

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yardboyJan. 23, 14 2:09 PM

A Gallup poll this month found that 66% of respondents said government should be smaller and less powerful! Maybe the President should address this seeing how it represents such a large portion of the American people’s views in his State of the Union address. He could think outside the box and make this a key plank in his plan for his remaining 3 years; you know by working on something that the majority of American’s are concerned with instead of the constant divisive ones that his special interest campaign supporters want.

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blueiceJan. 23, 14 4:21 PM

==The Democratic Party needs to grow a spine and go after the big fish (big banks, Wall Street, corporate monopoles, etc), and stop trying to score a few cheap n’ easy points by picking on the little fish (small business owners). It appears that the Democrats do not care about passing the POWADA law (Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act). It’s only been 5 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Gross v FBL ruling, but the Dems seem more concerned about trendy and fashionable things like new laws to regulate smart phones (nice fashion sense, Senator Klobuchar!). By the way, if you think you’re too young to be concerned about age discrimination, just remember that some employers will consider you as being too old to hire once you celebrate your 30th birthday. (Of course, like typical corporate kiss-ups, they’ll never have the guts to admit this!).==

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drfranktJan. 23, 14 7:06 PM

Whatever he says in the State of the Union Address, one thing is for certain; If his lips are moving, he's lying!

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dogmanJan. 24, 1410:31 AM

As more proof on how dysfunctional and fractured the minority party has become.. they have now devolved into giving 3 rebuttals to the SOTU. In a way, dissolving into multiple factions could be a smart idea. Since the 'liberal' media seem eager to air anything and everything the minority party puts out.. the rebuttals might last longer than the actual SOTU

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firefight41Jan. 24, 1411:04 AM

As more proof on how dysfunctional and fractured the minority party has become.. they have now devolved into giving 3 rebuttals to the SOTU. In a way, dissolving into multiple factions could be a smart idea. Since the 'liberal' media seem eager to air anything and everything the minority party puts out.. the rebuttals might last longer than the actual SOTU. *********** Meaning I will need to rent 2 movies, 1 for the SOTU and one for the rebuttals.

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