State of the Union address tomorrow.

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/26/news/economy/obama_state_of_the_union_deficits/

    It has been said that Obama will freeze all non-defense discretionary spending, which is exactly what I thought he gave Mccain trouble for when he proposed it during the campaign (Using a hatchet when we need a scalpel IIRC.)

    What do you expect to hear out of the state of the union? Its obvious he would have liked to have some form of health reform passed by now, but that doesn't look possible.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    A lot of BS is what I expect. I won't be watching. I'm not interested in words anymore. I'm interested in deeds.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed.
     
  4. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    The most attention I will be paying to it is making sure not to work late and get stuck not being able to catch the train because of "authorized access pedestrian walkways."
     
  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    I expect to blame the previous Administration at least three times for something.

    We have a better chance at real health reform going forward than what they were doing before.

    I expect the usual class warfare declarations while allowing Congress to pass laws with so many loopholes that all their campaign donations go unaffected but the masses think the rich are getting soaked.

    In other words, I figure he will blame everyone else and claim some hollow victories that cannot be substantiated .
     
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    So- in other words, he'll sound like a Republican?
     
  8. iShater macrumors 604

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    I don't recall the last time I heard a state of the union. I doubt I will be listening.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Link

     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It isn't an across-the-board spending freeze. It's just on a few things, and there are exemptions for defense, healthcare and stimulus (and a second stim, should one ever be needed). It's not what McCain proposed at all.
     
  11. Zombie Acorn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Details haven't even been released yet, how do you know this?
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8480205.stm

    "Officials have told US media that defence, some healthcare programmes and the massive economic stimulus package will be unaffected."
     
  13. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I am with you. So far all I have seen really out of Obama is mostly words or "feel good" actions.

    The job market is in a worse spot than when he took off and still shedding near 6 figures a month.
    His promises have become hollow.
    I think people are seeing the truth that Obama is nothing more than another lieing politician and nothing has changed.
     
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    He's been prez for ONE year after taking over a completely screwed up system.

    I'll give him a couple more years.
     
  15. Zombie Acorn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Only 42% of the stimulus funds are left if recovery.gov is right. That leaves us cutting everything besides health care (I assume medicare is what they are talking about), social security, and a few other things.

    I don't know that defense should be totally exempt either, id like to see us pull out of a few countries to save some more money.
     
  16. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Agreed. The thing is, he's been doing OK with stuff that nobody really cares about, but the big ticket items he's not doing so well on.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately it's the morons in the Senate preventing anything from getting done. Obama just can't make things happen, he has to work with the congress he has, and with a psuedo-Democratic majority in the Senate (really, we have 53 or 54 at best, with 60 required for cloture) not much can get done. That's why we need to dump the filibuster, all it does is stall progress.

    Me too. It took Bush 8 years to make this mess. It's probably going to take just as long to clean it up.
     
  18. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    Fixed it for ya.
     
  19. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    As our leader expounds upon his SOTU Address, better known as "The Audacity of Cluelessness," I expect we'll hear a lot about:

    It's Bush's Fault...

    Let Me Be Clear...

    Make no mistake...

    Bankers are evil...

    I apologized and bowed to...

    It's Bush's Fault...

    It won't happen overnight...

    Citizens in all 57 states of this nation....

    We will continue our translucency...

    It's not about me but I...

    It's Bush's Fault...

    Massachusetts voters are anti-American...

    Saved or created 300 million jobs...

    Progress in the War Against Fox News...

    Let me be absolutely clear...

    ____ acted stupidly...

    I want to give a shout out to ____...

    It's Bush's Fault...

    I'm proud to introduce Hope-N-Change Beta II....

    Let me be very clear...

    "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.
    I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."

    It's Bush's Fault...

    Regarding all those campaign promises... just kidding...

    Thank you....
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Which is much better than Bush's State of the Union addresses that might as well have been "Hey Cheney, pull my finger....*fart*...Oops too late!"
     
  21. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    That may be what you heard, but in fact was never said.
     
  22. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Does it conflict with any AppleEvents? Or discussion thereof?
     
  23. william sire macrumors regular

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    I think you have to add some “eight years of the previous policies” in there.
     
  24. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    If you don't have anything constructive to add, might I recommend removing your fingers from your keyboard and finding something else to do with your time. You give real conservatives a bad name when you post claptrap such as this.
     
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