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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

State of the Union

Got to say - I am not terribly excited about the SofU address. Maybe it was so many campaign speeches that I heard throughout 2004. Nonetheless, it's the only thing on, so I will share my comments along the way.

31 comments:

Robb said...

Loved the beginning ... US, Afghanistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Iraq.

Robb said...

The speech will seek to answer the question, what will be the state of our children's union.

Robb said...

Democrats look petty when they don't applaud economic advancements.

Robb said...

Budget plan sounds good: restrained spending, permanent tax cuts, cuts deficit in half by 2009. Very good.

Robb said...

"Tax payers' dollars need to be spent wisely or not at all." Great line.

Robb said...

I like the fact that the education issue is part of the overall economic strategy.

Robb said...

Very good that they are calling it "legal reform" not "tort reform." Can make the case better to the American people that way.

Robb said...

Pass the energy reform bill!!!!

Robb said...

Tax code reform ... the flat tax ... the time has come ... Steve Forbes in 08.

Robb said...

Immigration ... this is a huge issue on the horizon ... but how, Mr. President, how are we going to have both opened and closed borders?

Robb said...

Social Security ... here we go.

Robb said...

To people 55 and older: "Do not let anyone mislead you. For you, the Social Security system will not change in anyway."

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Robb said...

One of the things I love of President Bush is that he is not scared to tackle problems before they happen.i

Robb said...

Citing Democrats to prove his point. Nice.

Robb said...

Voluntary personal retirement accounts. A brilliant idea.

Robb said...

"Government is not the source of these values."

Robb said...

Activist Judges ... take it to 'em, Mr. President. "Every judicial nominee deserves an up or down vote."

Robb said...

Going after gangs ... very nice. You can tell he truly believes it.

Robb said...

Freedom from Fear ... going to end on his strength.

Robb said...

"We will stay on the offensive against them until the fight is won."

Robb said...

Defeating the conditions, not just the enemies. Brilliant.

Robb said...

Very good - we are not imposing Americanism on anyone. We are simply seeking a global community of free peoples. "The advance of freedom will lead to peace."

Robb said...

Not since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Evil Empire has freedom spread so quickly.

Robb said...

"Secretary of State Rice" I like the sound of that.

Robb said...

It is nice to see the President concern himself again with Israel and Palestine. It is easier now that Arafat is gone.

Robb said...

Calling out Egypt. nice.

Robb said...

Iraq is a vital front in the War on Terror. Fighting the terrorists in Iraq so that we do not have to face them here at home. Reason #1 why I voted for Bush.

Robb said...

The Iraqi woman ... Safi ... moving.

Robb said...

"The whole world knows that a small group of extremists will not overturn the will of the Iraqi people."

Robb said...

Janet and William Norwood ... moving.