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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Bull****. It was an inflationary bubble, started by government. The crazy loans did not start until the bubble was well in place, as it was the bubble which enabled the added risk. Fannie and Freddie started the bubble, then kept it growing, eventually changing their own rules so that they could keep up with private money.
    I think we've gone over this at length before. You can't draw conclusions from the small price increase between '98 and '00. There have been many such rises over the years. The huge escalation was driven by the massive increase subprime and Alt-A loans handed out primarily by private lenders and funded primarily outside of F&F.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    The joy that I'm feeling right now and no doubt the rest of America is feeling after one of the greatest SOTU speeches in our history is absolutely mind blowing. I was moved, I literally felt like I was floating as obama challenged us and enlightened us about how we americans can do anything. With tears flowing and a face beaming with pride knowing that this is such a special time in history to be led by greatness...how lucky we are as we all won tonight together united in hope and change...
    I'm not sure whether I should be chuckling at sarcasm or be moved to tears over this comment....
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbelt View Post
    I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry over this comment....
    An overwhelming majority of Americans approved of the overall message in President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, according to a CBS News poll of speech watchers.

    According to the poll, which was conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the president's address, 91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals Mr. Obama put forth during his remarks. Only nine percent disapproved.


    Last year, 83 percent of viewers approved of Mr. Obama's State of the Union remarks.
    Poll: High Marks for Obama's State of the Union Speech - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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    I don't really care about what politicians say, because they never lie, am I right?

    I've seen what he has done for the last three years and in my mind actions speak louder than words.

    I probably would watch it if I knew it was his words and not some speech writers, and that he was speaking from the heart and not a tele-prompter.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    I don't really care about what politicians say, because they never lie, am I right?

    I've seen what he has done for the last three years and in my mind actions speak louder than words.

    I probably would watch it if I knew it was his words and not some speech writers, and that he was speaking from the heart and not a tele-prompter.
    This is why I never take the SOTU speech seriously no matter who is speaking. It's all smoke and mirrors and grabasstic happy bull****.

    For how many decades have we been wanting to free ourselves from foreign oil?

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Oh wow, a hyper partisan conservative thinks Obama's speech was bad. Color me suprised.

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    Why don't you read the last part of my post before flapping your gums? You might learn something.
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Don't overlook that he presided over the only 8 years in American history in which the median household income actually fell. Gotta wonder where all that money went...

    But it's not all bad news. The median income of millionaires increased 400% during the same term.

    Gosh I wonder if there is a connection.
    Wow, you have no shame just outright lying do you?
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It amazes me that people are so partisan that they won't even watch the SOTU speech. As much as I disagreed with Bush, I never missed one of his SOTU addresses.
    More bull****, because I watched it. It wasn't nearly as good as some of his other speeches, disagreement aside. He also left out important facts.

    FACT CHECK: Obama's 2012 State Of The Union | Fox News
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Republicans ALWAYS **** up the country when they are in charge......
    So do the Democrats. Clinton was in charge and signed Grahm-Bliley, which gutted the Glass-Steagal Act. That law caused the economic mess more than any other factor. Did Bush suck? Of course he did, but let us not forget the Democrats, who enabled Bush to suck, and for Obama to suck later on. If you are picking one side or another in this debate (Democratic or Republican), you are making a sucker's bet.
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    That's from 2011 I believe...

    And not surprising. State of the Unions often get a pretty decent response and the views outlined are typicall very general, non-specific, and don't get into the nitty gritty that causes issues most of the time.

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