Comments on: State Of The Union: Guns, Jobs, #SOTU (The Note) http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:30:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31047383 John Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:04:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31047383 This is not liberty we are living in, and I can’t believe we never addressed it; The National Security Act of 1947 needs to be nullified. Obama impeached, party lines both agree that liberty beats all else. The military protects our liberty now they are rewriting it, saying that its our fault, and like parents tell why we can and can’t do. The founding Fathers never knew how our Nation would become a global power. We @!$%#ed-up by not amending this, luckily there one last line of check and balances the even the mighty Military can’t over rule. Tonight they will lay down the ground work to slowly change that. This is not liberty we are living in, and I can’t believe we never addressed it;

The National Security Act of 1947 needs to be nullified. Obama impeached, party lines both agree that liberty beats all else. The military protects our liberty now they are rewriting it, saying that its our fault, and like parents tell why we can and can’t do. The founding Fathers never knew how our Nation would become a global power. We @!$%#ed-up by not amending this, luckily there one last line of check and balances the even the mighty Military can’t over rule. Tonight they will lay down the ground work to slowly change that.

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By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31047371 John Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:02:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31047371 Look people lets work together, today there are no Democrats or Republicans. Their is only those who love liberty, and those who what tyranny. Chose your side wisely, I chose Liberty as I assume many of will too, and if need be remove tyranny by force. Look people lets work together, today there are no Democrats or Republicans. Their is only those who love liberty, and those who what tyranny. Chose your side wisely, I chose Liberty as I assume many of will too, and if need be remove tyranny by force.

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By: LadyGrey http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31046906 LadyGrey Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:51:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31046906 WHERESMYMONEY | FEBRUARY 12, 2013, 1:14 PM posted: "And Obama wasted 6 trillion anyway." Only in Libertarian fantasy land. The rest of us can CLEARLY see what conservative "austerity" has wrought in England. Severe cuts to their economy NEVER recovered the U.K. from recession, no magic jobs have been created, and their debt isn't going down either. Ayn Rand's utopia. Why should America want to replicate THAT? Sweep out Libertarian flavored ideologues from Congress. Let them experiment with a small-government-free-market fantasy land in the wide open spaces of Antarctica or the Western Sahara. WHERESMYMONEY | FEBRUARY 12, 2013, 1:14 PM posted: “And Obama wasted 6 trillion anyway.”

Only in Libertarian fantasy land. The rest of us can CLEARLY see what conservative “austerity” has wrought in England. Severe cuts to their economy NEVER recovered the U.K. from recession, no magic jobs have been created, and their debt isn’t going down either. Ayn Rand’s utopia.

Why should America want to replicate THAT? Sweep out Libertarian flavored ideologues from Congress. Let them experiment with a small-government-free-market fantasy land in the wide open spaces of Antarctica or the Western Sahara.

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By: Zman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31046903 Zman Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:51:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31046903 Tonight's State Of The Union show can be short and to the point if Premier obama just says what he really wants to say: 1) Guns- ban 'em 2) Taxes- raise 'em 3) Illegals- legalize 'em Thank you, drive safely and don't forget to tip your waitresses and bartenders. Tonight’s State Of The Union show can be short and to the point if Premier obama just says what he really wants to say:
1) Guns- ban ‘em
2) Taxes- raise ‘em
3) Illegals- legalize ‘em
Thank you, drive safely and don’t forget to tip your waitresses and bartenders.

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By: wheresmymoney http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31046598 wheresmymoney Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:14:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31046598 Yes the debt is 16 trillion, when he took office it was 10 trillion and the recession was just beginning. Posted by: tmferretti | February 12, 2013, 11:31 am 11:31 am Wrong. Forbes 9/20/10: "The National Bureau of Economic Research tells us today that the recession that began in December 2007 technically ended in June 2009. That’s when general business activity in the U.S. reached a low point and the recovery began." And Obama wasted 6 trillion anyway. Yes the debt is 16 trillion, when he took office it was 10 trillion and the recession was just beginning.
Posted by: tmferretti | February 12, 2013, 11:31 am 11:31 am

Wrong.

Forbes 9/20/10:
“The National Bureau of Economic Research tells us today that the recession that began in December 2007 technically ended in June 2009. That’s when general business activity in the U.S. reached a low point and the recovery began.”

And Obama wasted 6 trillion anyway.

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By: Green.goddess http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31045903 Green.goddess Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:28:20 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31045903 Please, can any Right Wing voice explain how cutting social services and eliminating government jobs will magically CREATE MORE JOBS and reduce the national debt? Even with tax increases, the conservative stranglehold of "Austerity" in Europe has been DISASTER with continued Recession. Why would any American want THAT? Worse, it has not accomplished debt reduction because there are fewer taxpayers with family wage jobs! It is clear that new REVENUES are an important factor in reducing debt. We need jobs and we need new revenues. There have been times before when our government invested in jobs, regardless of the short term spending. IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN. Extremist conservatives in Congress (and at the state level) are blindly intent on weakening our nation by breaking down government to "drown in a bathtub". Vote them gone. Please, can any Right Wing voice explain how cutting social services and eliminating government jobs will magically CREATE MORE JOBS and reduce the national debt?

Even with tax increases, the conservative stranglehold of “Austerity” in Europe has been DISASTER with continued Recession. Why would any American want THAT? Worse, it has not accomplished debt reduction because there are fewer taxpayers with family wage jobs! It is clear that new REVENUES are an important factor in reducing debt.

We need jobs and we need new revenues. There have been times before when our government invested in jobs, regardless of the short term spending. IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN.

Extremist conservatives in Congress (and at the state level) are blindly intent on weakening our nation by breaking down government to “drown in a bathtub”. Vote them gone.

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By: fun facts http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31045562 fun facts Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:10:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31045562 Spending is not 'out of control'. Overall government spending as a share of GDP has declined. Spending is not ‘out of control’. Overall government spending as a share of GDP has declined.

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By: Common _ Sense http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31045524 Common _ Sense Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:05:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31045524 President Obama always talks about cutting expenses sometime in the future! It will always be a better time when the cuts will not hurt as much! The problem is that there is always something bad going on! (North Korea has nuclear weapons and multi stage rockets and their friend Iran will also) President Obama's out of control spending has left no reserve for the next disaster! President Obama always talks about cutting expenses sometime in the future! It will always be a better time when the cuts will not hurt as much! The problem is that there is always something bad going on! (North Korea has nuclear weapons and multi stage rockets and their friend Iran will also) President Obama’s out of control spending has left no reserve for the next disaster!

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By: Noz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31045501 Noz Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:01:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31045501 "Americans won’t mind double digit unemployment here too." - GOP We already have double digit unemployment, we just don't report it as such because Washington loves Fun With Numbers. btw, keep in mind that Austerity Follows Failure. It's unavoidable. “Americans won’t mind double digit unemployment here too.” – GOP

We already have double digit unemployment, we just don’t report it as such because Washington loves Fun With Numbers.

btw, keep in mind that Austerity Follows Failure.
It’s unavoidable.

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By: tmferretti http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/state-of-the-union-guns-jobs-sotu-the-note/#comment-31045469 tmferretti Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:57:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=835639#comment-31045469 JOHN CARVER At least you’re honest. Forget Greece, Spain, Portugal, the state of California has an economy bigger than all three combined. If you want an example look at Britain. They did exactly what the republicans are trying to do. Now they are in a triple dip recession and their economy and unemployment is worse that it was during the great depression. If you think putting millions more people out of work is going to save money you are delusional. It might lower the deficit for ten minutes; then when no taxes are collected from those laid off people and we have to help them it will go up even further. Fact: The president oppose these cuts that will put people out of work Fact: The republicans support these cuts that will put people out of work. All the BS and spin in the world can't change those two basic facts and John it doesn't matter if your black, white, green or purple those facts remain. JOHN CARVER

At least you’re honest.

Forget Greece, Spain, Portugal, the state of California has an economy bigger than all three combined.

If you want an example look at Britain. They did exactly what the republicans are trying to do. Now they are in a triple dip recession and their economy and unemployment is worse that it was during the great depression.

If you think putting millions more people out of work is going to save money you are delusional. It might lower the deficit for ten minutes; then when no taxes are collected from those laid off people and we have to help them it will go up even further.

Fact: The president oppose these cuts that will put people out of work

Fact: The republicans support these cuts that will put people out of work.

All the BS and spin in the world can’t change those two basic facts and John it doesn’t matter if your black, white, green or purple those facts remain.

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