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The State of the Union address

Speech draws mixed local reactions

February 13, 2013

Area residents and local officials watched with mixed reactions as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday night....

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mattelliott

Feb-13-13 5:04 AM

Believe it or not Stiffy...I was about to type the exact same thing. SSDD

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concernedpatriot

Feb-13-13 5:41 AM

If we would have had "background checks" in place to run for president, this moron would not have been able to run.

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morningperson

Feb-13-13 5:47 AM

So far six "conservatives" have posted today, four of whom are named "Workingstiff."

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turbulance

Feb-13-13 6:24 AM

Made me throw up in my mouth! such lies like won't cost us one more cent . The whole thing made me sick. Should have been called The State of Bull S___ .

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concernedpatriot

Feb-13-13 6:59 AM

And for your information morningperson, I am not a "conservative" any more than I am a "liberal". I don't want to be associated with any political party. The two party system is what is bringing this great country to it's knees. Just so you know.

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roksmith

Feb-13-13 7:41 AM

cp.. Conservatism isn't a political party, it's an ideology. You'll have to excuse mp if that isn't your ideology, your posts would seem to indicate that you are.

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concernedpatriot

Feb-13-13 8:19 AM

Sorry, Republican (conservative), Democrat (liberal) call it what you want.

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thegreek

Feb-13-13 8:21 AM

I must have fell asleep and missed the lights going out and Beyonce's act.!!I heard it was a pretty good show!!I saw pics of the Dems and Repub's shaking hands and having a good ole time. And here I thought they were in gridlock. It is all a dog and pony show to keep us distracted from the real truth.

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JoshBrown

Feb-13-13 8:28 AM

All obama promised was more of the same ,more government handouts and minimum wage jobs.He's going to unleash the EPA on the oil/gas companies now to push solar and wind.

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Libertyforall

Feb-13-13 9:03 AM

All I heard come out of the Prophet Hussien was "Blah, Blah, Blah... I'm going to spend your money,...Blah, Blah, Blah... I'm going to tax the working folks more...Blah,Blah,Blah, ...I'm going to do what I want because I am a supreme being. Are his followers really this crazy or do they just want to stick it to the "man". I dont get it.

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drivemenuts

Feb-13-13 9:25 AM

All I can say is this is nuts! He wants to raise the min wage to $9.00 an hour! He is going to put the small business guys right out the door! Between all the taxes on them already and add the health care plan in there and then up the wages on top of that! Good bye small business people because there is no way to afford it! They have taken away from the small business people a way to reward the hard workers with a raise! All I can say is we are in big trouble since small business makes up most of all workers out there! Good luck all!

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jerseymiller

Feb-13-13 9:43 AM

what goes up must go down, the bottom maybe in sight. 4 more years might just put us there.

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Harleyrider

Feb-13-13 10:15 AM

Munster, something tells me that you would not know a fact if it jumped up and bit you.

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BeRight

Feb-13-13 10:48 AM

It took a few extra clicks on the remote but I was successfully able to avoid that complete speech. Looks like I did not miss much.

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swilson60

Feb-13-13 11:01 AM

Depends on who you talk/listen to BeRight. We all know that the large share of bloggers on here are gun lovin' Obama haters!

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BeRight

Feb-13-13 11:35 AM

Actually, I avoided the speech in order to wait until today so MSNBC could tell me what he meant by what he said. I did not want to go by what he actually said.

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BeRight

Feb-13-13 11:38 AM

concernedpatriot: According to your post you have no core beliefs.

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Harleyrider

Feb-13-13 11:43 AM

Here are a few falsehoods from the POTUS President Obama put a rosy spin on several accomplishments of his administration in his 2013 State of the Union address. ¦The president claimed that “both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion.” But that’s only an estimate of deficit reduction through fiscal year 2022, and it would be lower if the White House used a different starting point. ¦Obama touted the growth of 500,000 manufacturing jobs over the past three years, but there has been a net loss of 600,000 manufacturing jobs since he took office. The recent growth also has stalled since July 2012. ¦He claimed that “we have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas.” Actual mileage is improving, but Obama’s “doubled” claim refers to a desired miles-per-gallon average for model year 2025. ¦Obama said the Affordable Care Act “is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.” It may be helping, but the slower growth for health

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Harleyrider

Feb-13-13 11:44 AM

¦Obama said the Affordable Care Act “is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.” It may be helping, but the slower growth for health care spending began in 2009, before the law was enacted, and is due at least partly to the down economy. The president also made an exaggerated claim of bipartisanship. He said that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney agreed with him that the minimum wage should be tied to the cost of living. But Romney backed off that view during the campaign.

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concernedpatriot

Feb-13-13 12:07 PM

BeRight, it that right? I believe I have represented the fact I am pro gun and anti Obutthead.

You evidently don't pay a lot of attention.

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scrappile

Feb-13-13 12:39 PM

I have a response to the SOTU. I`m thirsty, no smokadaweed, before responding to POTUS speech. At least I got quite a bit of garden enhancer from all 3 speakers.

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verymad

Feb-13-13 12:47 PM

You all are a just bunch of sore losers. Too bad for our county!

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BeRight

Feb-13-13 1:11 PM

Concerned: I am not a "conservative" any more than I am a "liberal". I don't want to be associated with any political party.

OK, I guess you can not be anything.

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BeRight

Feb-13-13 1:14 PM

concerned; OK, so you want to have opinions but not be associated with a party? So how do you vote? According to your post you vote Republican.

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voiceofreason1

Feb-13-13 1:26 PM

It's too bad people sit around and complain about what is wrong in our country, but won't lift a finger to try to change anything.

If you aren't part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.

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