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The State of the Union was last night – this is a great American tradition, where the President gets to address both chambers of congress and tout successes in the previous year and layout plans for the future.  The current President, Barack, took his turn to fulfill this legal requirement.  Barack is definitely one who can deliver a smooth oration.  He comes across well in this environment.  But I’m not sure he has any comprehension of reality.  Let’s start at the beginning, with a slight distortion – 6.1 millions jobs created – counted starting after the peak of job losses (Feb 2010) – If you consider during his entire watch, only about 1.9 million jobs have been added.  Obama talked about gas mileage in cars having doubled – well, not yet – won’t happen for another 17 years.  But, lets’ not worry about this spin.  What is more troubling is  all of the new programs the President proposed – oh and it’s not going to add a single dime to the deficit.  What about reducing the deficit – why are trillion plus dollar deficits not worth having a serious discussion on?  We must begin to take a comprehensive look at everything the government spends money on – EVERY THING – including “entitlements”.  We can not sustain continued deficits and ever rising debt ceiling.  The sequester – the President’s idea –  is a childish way to have the government do what the people expect it to do.  Obama and the Senate have failed for 4 straight years to produce a responsible budget – any budget at all.  It’s time to stop spending any more money – proposing any new programs and figure out what truly is and isn’t working.  The word CUT needs to truly mean cut and not just reduce the growth rate.  It is possible to actually improve some programs at the same time you are reducing the cost of the program.  Focus on reducing waste, duplication, and fraud in government programs and we’ll find ways to bring down the deficit.  Yes – some of the issues we face today are due to a sluggish economy and the drop in tax revenue that brings – but let’s encourage the private sector to get things revved up.  Accelerating private sector growth will drive revenue to help in deficit reduction.  Increasing tax rates is counter productive – although some tax reform is in order.

Alternative energy investment should be considered carefully – while global climate change occurs as part of a cyclic phenomenon, it is unclear how mankind can make significant impact to this cycle.  We should not be pouring in tax dollars chasing a theory.  Instead – get Keystone online, continue to reduce dependency on foreign oil, and make investments that make sense in alternative energy.  I’m just wondering what will happen to all the batteries we’ll need to dispose of on all of these electric vehicles?  More money for preschool education – noble idea, but there are studies that show earlier learning opportunities may not contribute to improvements in the later years – but improvements in our current elementary schools will – but that doesn’t mean spend more money necessarily – make elementary school learning more effective – and hold schools accountable for results.

Stop spending, roll up our sleeves, and do the hard work worthy of a congressman, a senator, a president.  President Obama – you were elected for a second term based on misrepresentations and hollow promises – but you have won.  Stop campaigning and start learning how to be a leader, not just a community organizer – Our country is much bigger than that, and the risk of failure is much greater.  You need to put aside your philosophical approach and get down to real facts and worthy bipartisan solutions.  The State of our Union is NOT strong as you suggest – it is in a state of polarization and the time has come to bring this country together – or, with all due respect,  get out of the way and let someone take over who can.

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Only 42 days until the election – something like that.  I’m so tired of the Obama spin I’m dizzy.  Coming from a business background, I truly believe it is time to put a successful business man into office.  When you dive into what makes Mitt tick, you find a caring, genuine man, who does care for people.  He’s been a good steward of his God-given talents, using his skills to build successful businesses, manage a successful Olympics, and run the government of a large state.  His ambitions are to be successful at what he attempts to do – so why wouldn’t it be a blessing for this country to let him become a successful president?  The Obama campaign paints Romney as an uncaring wealthy businessman who is out of touch with the middle class.  The misuse of information is simply rampant in the democratic camp – and the frustrating thing is there are many Americans that seem to be buying into the “Obamaspin”.  This is most definitely a significant election and there is a distinctive choice for all of us.  Obama believes in an overreaching government that meddles in all areas of our lives, attempts to redistribute wealth, and drives us into a socialistic society.  It is not the way to bring about the innovation, ingenuity, and greatness this country can achieve.  The US Government has bloated to a point it must be trimmed.  We must re-energize our economy.  We must strengthen our position as a world leader.  It is time a strong, sensible, leader step up and turn this country around.  Someone who can apply successful techniques to bring efficiencies to the government and make it work for the people, not the other way around.  Mitt Romney has a good track record that can not be ignored or spun. He has good ideas on how to revive our economy, and has the leadership skills to work with congress to break the partisan gridlock we see today – due to ineffective leadership.  It’s time to get America back on track – this socialistic experiment has run its course.

So – Mitt does care about the 47%, he does pay his fair share in taxes, taxing the wealthy will most likely not affect the deficit, and more than likely could even increase it, he will not destroy medicare, he didn’t kill Joe’s wife, he will not destroy the environment, he will not ship all of our jobs out of the country.  Oh, and by the way, even Obama said his ads have contained mistakes and went overboard with the truth.  The spin and distorted BS needs to stop now (and that goes both ways).  I trust the upcoming debates will clearly outline what each of the candidates will do to make America strong again – not simply spout half-truths and outright lies about each other.

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