How Is The U.S. Doing?

President Barack Obama delivered his annual state of the union address this week, where he proposed at least 29 new federal programs. This week’s online poll question is: “What is the state of the union?” Be sure to post your comment after voting.

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on Feb 17, 2013

It sickens me to think what my generation did to this country on our watch. My parents generation, the World War II generation, stood for self-reliance, independence, sacrifice and integrity. They spent their young lives in a nation ravaged by the Great Depression and sacrificed greatly on the battlefield and at home to save the world from tyranny. After the war, they built the greatest economic machine ever seen in the world, fought and extended civil rights to minorities, and set the ground for cleaning up the planet.
A person was driven by, and used to be judged by, how well they pulled their own weight -- personal bankruptcy, divorce, unwed pregnancies, being on government assistance, etc., were things you avoided at all costs, not celebrated like they are today. Abraham Lincoln said that "The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves." Here we are $17 trillion dollars in debt and no end in sight to the spending by this president and Congress (California Dingbat Nancy Pelosi recently went on national media to claim that Washington doesn't have a spending problem, what?).
The World War II generation protected the world and built the U.S. into a shining example of opportunity for the world. We took this great gift, squandered it, turned our country into Greece, and saddled each of our grandchildren with tens of thousands of dollars of our debt. We should be very proud.

on Feb 17, 2013

Hey, money for everyone. Pay up you greedy rich!

"The Obama administration is actively recruiting indigent foreigners to come to the U.S. to receive welfare benefits. Check out the Welcome to USA.gov page."

Read the article at http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/02/why-are-we-bribing-welfare...

Anonymous
on Feb 16, 2013

Please watch Grinding Down America!!!!! Obama is just part of the plan. We need to be informed.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

Obama is a idiot along with majority of congress. Business degree must be mandatory for all congress.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

The Presidents priorities, so far as i can tell: Tax rich people a little more( ok), cut defense some (ok),let gay people get married(I don't care), extend unemployment and food stamp programs (I don't like it but thats what you do when you have no solutions). My priorities:Fix Social security, fix medicare, fix medicaid, fix the tax code to incentivize domestic job growth, cut the deficit spending.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

Obama has grown the size of gov. to much. Free enterprise needs some regulation but he is too socialistic for our free enterprise system to work.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

After we watched communism/naziism/facism destroy the USSR and eastern Europe and kill more than 100 million around the world, bringing death, destruction and tragedy to all it touched, we've decided that we can achieve the sick fantasy dream without the consequences. We've now destroyed the constitution to prove that dead white men weren't hip and cool. If America is to be saved, the next generation will have to fight and sacrifice as the Revolutionary generation did. Those in this generation who turned inward and asked the government to take from others and give to them have perpetrated a crime of monstrous proportions.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

Any business man will tell you that you cannot continue to spend more than you make and keep borrowing to make up the difference. And at the same time pay people not to work.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

we are headed in the wrong direction and our president does not seem to care for the good of the country. He has his own socialist idea and the democrat senate seems to feel the same way.

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

We need a diffirent president

Anonymous
on Feb 15, 2013

we can't sustain this kind of spending, the debt will drag us -US down.

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