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Obama: US must reclaim values of fairness for all

January 24, 2012

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— President Barack Obama says America is at a defining moment — deciding whether it will settle for being a nation where many people barely get by or one where everybody gets a fair shot at success.

In excerpts of his State of the Union address, Obama says the country must reclaim its place as a land of opportunities for people who do their fair share and follow the same rules.

He says those "are not Democratic values or Republican values but American values."

The White House released excerpts ahead of Obama's speech at 8 p.m. CST. His address will center on his ideas for a sound economic recovery.

Obama will pledge to work with Republican lawmakers, but he will also warn he intends to "fight obstruction with action."

Comments

Flap Doodle 3 years ago

"...fairness for all..." Except when the Department of (no)Justice turns a blind eye to crimes.

jaywalker 3 years ago

Absolutely right, tange! 'Cuz it's ridiculous to think people should be accountable for themselves!

jaywalker 3 years ago

Wow. Now, if I was a shrink I do believe that little rant would speak volumes.

Bob Forer 3 years ago

Why should multimillionaires pay tax at a lesser rate than the guy who picks up your garbage

jhawkinsf 3 years ago

Here's a challenge, sychophant. Leaving subjective values out of the equation, because by their very nature, they cannot be agreed upon, why should anyone pay taxes at a rate different than anyone else?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years ago

Do you really need someone to spell that out for you?

jhawkinsf 3 years ago

Are you willing to accept the challenge? Leaving values, morals, etc., out, why should one person pay a higher percentage of taxes than anyone else? Or are you just in the mood for trolling, trolling, trolling?

Gregory Newman 3 years ago

there are more food stamps because he refuses for people to hunger. When it hits home and they are not available don't say a dang thang just starve peacefully. In addition you just made it known that common sense is not all that common. When that EB-5 visa knocks you out of your job don't get mad at the Chinese check your Republican congress who just love the H-1B visas

Jeremiah Jefferson 3 years ago

Yeah cause that fiasco that Bush started in Iraq and Afghanistan was cheap, much cheaper than food stamps. I could care less about political affiliation when it comes to Democrats and Republicans. Get your facts straight chief....

jafs 3 years ago

Source for those numbers?

I believe they have been debunked.

Sunny Parker 3 years ago

I agree with that! I don't know how anyone can take this president seriously!

jhawkinsf 3 years ago

I don't know anyone who takes any politician seriously.

jaywalker 3 years ago

You used to be fairly rational, tange. What happened?

jaywalker 3 years ago

Well, you always have been a grammatical wizard!

voevoda 3 years ago

its_just_math, Stop blaspheming. "The Anointed One" is the sacred title of Jesus Christ, and you want to turn it into a term of political abuse. This is offensive to Christians.

Jeremiah Jefferson 3 years ago

Lol, I haven't decided yet how I will vote, but you can tell by the reaction of some of these posts here and other forums, the Republicans are shaking in their boots right now lmfao....

Armstrong 3 years ago

Really, which ones ? Most R's I know can't wait for November

jaywalker 3 years ago

I will say this: man, can that man deliver some oratory!

I liked a lot of what the President had to say. More than that, his appeal to work together had me screaming "Yesssssss!" As usual, disappointed in the "opposition" deciding to sit on their hands most of the time. Always makes me wonder how many actually like what the Prez has said but can't stand or applaud 'cuz The Damn Rascals will make him pay for his disloyalty.

On the other hand, I found it cheap the administration decided to use the SOU as the initial salvo in a re-election campaign. And the choreography with the camera shots was as well timed as a music video, which seemed fairly cheesy as well.

commuter 3 years ago

Is working with the Repubs, telling them to accept what he wants and ignore what they want? Why can't they BOTH compromise.

Remember there are three sides to every story, Obama's version, the Repub's version, and the TRUTH. The difference between the first two sides, their point of view.

David Reynolds 3 years ago

US must reclaim values of fairness for all. And dummkopf defines fairness how? And he proposes to achieve this how, by raising taxes on a select few?

Dummkopf does not have a clue. America has & remains the land of dreams. Dummkopf has turned America into the land of food stamps, not the land of paychecks.

How can someone like dummkopf know how to create an economy generating paychecks when dummkopf never earned a paycheck?

question4u 3 years ago

"Obama: US must reclaim values of fairness for all"

"Kansas Republicans critical of Obama’s address"

The two headlines say it all.

Flap Doodle 3 years ago

Did the Mope apologize for whizzing away billions of tax dollars on failing companies owned by big donors to his campaign?

jafs 3 years ago

I suspect the better analogy would be that the "house" has the game rigged in Vegas, and he wants to eliminate that part of the game.

usnsnp 3 years ago

Dont know who caused most of the defisit and dont care. What I am wondering is, if the Republicans gain the Presidencie and bring in their tax plan , is it going to be like the proposals here in Kansas, get rid of all tax deductions, lower the tax rate, but everybody except for the 1% will pay higher taxes.

jafs 3 years ago

Most likely,

That's their approach - it's pretty clear.

imastinker 3 years ago

If they do any lowering of the tax rate it would be very fiscally irresponsible. The only way to avoid eventual default on our currency is going to be to raise taxes on everyone, especially capital gains and cut services for the poor.

patkindle 3 years ago

the bigest job obama had was as a community organizer except for govt work, the guy never had a job, or paid taxes if you have only lived off the rest of us you to would think that is a way of life just another welfare rat , but now you elected him president

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