A quick reaction to some of the speech’s highlights, for me:
At the beginning of the last decade, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. By the time I took office, we had a one year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. That was before I walked in the door.
Way to lay it out there. Sad that people need to be reminded; even sadder that they won’t listen.
To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in decades, and the people expect us to solve some problems, not run for the hills.
Um, yeah. That can’t be said enough, loudly enough, again and again. Grow a pair.
I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change…
Nice. A jab to the lower right abdomen.
Do not walk away from reform. Not now. Not when we are so close. Let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the American people.
A little more force would be useful here. It must be done!
We will have all of our combat troops out of Iraq by the end of this August.
Not soon enough!
This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.
Just make it happen, this is silly.
The more that TV pundits reduce serious debates into silly arguments, and big issues into sound bites, our citizens turn away.
Yeah, they turn to FOX. The number one cable channel! Ah, depressing… Anyway, we just have to ignore the nuts and get the dummies to do something for once. Let’s get it done!