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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

State Of The Union

To be completely honest I didn't catch the State of the Union address tonight.  For those of you who might be outside of America, it's the time when the President makes a speech about what he would like to see for our country and basically gives a pep talk to the nation.  I was at work where I can always be found on a weeknight, but I'm not sure if I would have been able to stomach the address had I been home to watch it.  Politics is something I follow, but have to say I'm a little bitter about the subject in general. I can acknowledge that, and if you don't agree with that statement, then you probably won't want to read on. :)

Despite what so many of the politicians say, their actions tell a different story.  This nation was and is supposed to be about the people and ruled by the people.  I can't really say that there are many cases where this is evident anymore. Especially on the Federal level.  The politicians in Congress care more about making sure the opposing party doesn't "win" than they do about their constituents.  There's so much money involved in everything that it's hard to find a place where corruption isn't taking place, even if most of America is unaware of the behind the scenes action. 

Whatever your stance is on all of this I'm sure I'm not going to change your mind about what you already believe to be true.  And before we get into some huge debate (as I really wasn't intending to start) I'll just leave you with one clip I find interesting from President Obama.  This has to do with politicians and their "promises."  I can't be foolish and believe for a second that they could fulfill all that they promise when campaigning, but why stretch the truth when you know you won't live up to expectations?  Probably because people too easily forget and the "media" doesn't hold them accountable.  Here's Obama's "promise" of the FIRST thing he will do when elected. 

And don't forget, "you can take that to the bank."
Until next time, take care. 

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