Man on the Street: The public’s view on the State of the Union address

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Aletha Dove

Name: Aletha Dove

Age: 59

Hometown: Craig

What was your opinion of Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama?

“He reminded me of what he has done and what he has been able to get through. If he did everything he said, then as a country, we would start improving. I also think he was right about the taxes and that people who make millions should have to pay their fair share.”

What are your thoughts on the Obama administration overall?

“They can’t take care of everyone and shouldn’t have to. Trying to hinders them from actively helping some.”

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Robert Meckley

Name: Robert Meckley

Age: 67

Hometown: Craig

What was your opinion of Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama?

“He made some good points and brought up some good issues and if he is able to go through with all of them, our country will be in good shape. But, there are a lot of issues.”

What are your thoughts on the Obama administration overall?

“It all sucks. The politicians are all about lining their own pockets and don’t care about the small people, the middle class or the small businesses. They only want to make money.”

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Chris Muzik

Name: Chris Muzik

Age: 56

Hometown: Craig

What was your opinion of Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama?

“I just can’t believe the things he says until I see it. He talked about a lot of ideas that could be, but until I see it, I don’t think anything is going to happen.”

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Daniel Wright

Name: Daniel Wright

Age: 60+

Hometown: Craig

Why did you decide not to watch Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama?

“The political farce turns me off. It was the beginning of a re-election campaign (by Obama) and my participation, or lack thereof, was a statement of my protest.”

What are your thoughts on the Obama administration overall?

“I think they are liars and thieves. It is more about the individual and not a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

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Sindey Wright

Name: Sindey Wright

Age: 57

Hometown: Hayden

What was your opinion of Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama?

“I think he is a very good speaker and he has a lot of good ideas. But, I think no matter who the president is, if the legislators don’t work together, nothing will get accomplished. The president is only one man, who has a lot of power, but the legislators have the power of getting him the bills.”

What are your thoughts on the Obama administration overall?

“It is pretty crumby. They can’t put aside any individual priorities, so it makes it tough to work for the country.”

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Comments

valleylocal 2 years, 10 months ago

ranger520, Just because someone doesn't have the same opinion or voted differently than you, doesn't give you any right to insult. You're welcome to state your opinion, but please don't hurl insults or derogatory remarkes to other people with different opinions!

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Cole White 2 years, 10 months ago

Does anyone seriously, I mean seriously think Obama has done a worse job than George W.?

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Ray Cartwright 2 years, 10 months ago

This pie chart says differently ranger520, but you wouldn't believe it anyway. According to flag etiquette unless you are or were in the military you should put your hand over your heart and not salute it.

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/10/us-debt-accumulation-by-president/

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TiredofSSDD 2 years, 10 months ago

I have witnessed President Obama hold his hand over his heart on TV to honor the Flag. And by God, , there are so many others who don't take off their cowboy or caps, or even put a hand near their heart when the Flag goes by, which you can see here in Craig and on TV. I voted for people to serve, but I have never voted for a lobbyist, and they appear to be making the laws, and darn well taking care of themselves in the process.

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TiredofSSDD 2 years, 10 months ago

Congress hasn't done a darn thing to help the middle class and they won't do anything in 2012. I blame them for failure to achieve anything for the past two years. I think the current Speaker of the House needs to get his priorities straight -- along with Senator Harry Reid, it is time to voters to start growing some brass ones, and tell these elected people to start doing their jobs. I am still mad at the Supreme Court for allowing corporations, including foreign ones to be allowed to donate to campaigns. I am so ready for change!

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davidbowieonwheels 2 years, 10 months ago

Probably because you're such an idiot and you constantly troll this board to try to get a rise out of people.

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westslopeguy 2 years, 10 months ago

Ranger: You're comments are too ignorant to respond to. I thank god, (lower case 'g' intentional), daily that you are only one man and one-third of one-hundred-millionth of a vote in what you think of as a democracy.

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