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

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?

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"They can't take care of everyone and shouldn't have to. Trying to hinders them from actively helping some."

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."

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."

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."

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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