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  1. Frank Burns

    January 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Not an encouraging speech for non liberal Americans. There was nothing in the speech regarding jobs and the economy. It addressed each special interest group that help get him elected. I don’t know why he talked about global warming which is clearly not a problem. This guy just cannot focus. We can look forward to 4 more years of a stagnating economy, continuing gridlock, misguided investments into failed green energy companies and wasting time, money and effort into things that just don’t matter.

  2. gregflynn

    January 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people.

    We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm.

    We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise. That’s how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure — our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.

    This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.

                – Inaugural Address by President Barack Obama

  3. david esmay

    January 22, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Frank’s statement, like all those coming from right wing nuts and the party they follow, devolves into the absurd and false equivalencies. A more pathetic, self-serving, morally and ideologically bankrupt group of individuals has never existed in this country.

  4. Frank Burns

    January 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Like I said the guy cannot focus. Talking about teachers again! Hiring more teachers will not help the economy. What is clear, there is no plan and more of the same high levels of unemployment. One thing is clear though, there is nobody else to blame for his own inadequacies. Well maybe he will blame the public for not “seizing” the problem with him.

  5. david esmay

    January 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    If you think education is expensive Frank, try ignorance. The cost is astronomical. The problem with Frank and those on the Right is their only response is to project their own insecurities and feelings of inadequacy on the rest of society. Rovian politics 101, accuse your opponent of committing the actions that you yourself are guilty of in order to deflect criticism and avoid accepting responsibility for policies that create the problems in the first place. In other words, point fingers and do nothing.

  6. david esmay

    January 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    This is how screwed up Frank is, Education comprises about 2% of the federal budget, defense comprises 20%, and education is the problem? How cognitively dissonant are you?

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