WATCH: Did President Obama Get It Right In His State Of The Union Address?

Weigh in with your comments below.

What were your thoughts on President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address? (If you didn’t get a chance to view it live Tuesday night, attached is a video of the address.)

Did the president convince you that the economy is on the right track? What about his comments on global warming, illegal immigration, and education? What were the pluses and minuses of his speech?

Weigh in with your comments below.

Alek J Hidell February 13, 2013 at 05:19 PM
A cleverly packaged marionette designed to assuage the masses....
kristin c February 13, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Where to start... I didn't watch because I get physically ill when this man opens his mouth. He has yet to get anything right. He has infected America with his socialist views, ignored the constitution, shoved his disgusting healthcare bill down our throats which will cause higher taxes and businesses to close not to mention horrible healthcare. California reports a shortage of doctors due to obamacare and is going to have nurses and physicians assistants start to treat patients in the same manner a doctor would. I'm sorry but that is not healthcare. He is fighting to take away guns because a few crazies decide to go postal. Well here's a newsflash, the crazies will still have their weapons and we the people will be screwed. Hes going to reward millions of illegal aliens for breaking the law. Instead of sending them back to their own country they become citizens.
kristin c February 13, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Lyn, the very wealthy shouldn't have to pay more. Whether they got their wealth through an inheritance or went to school for 12 years longer than most, its their money and they shouldn't be penalized. And where and how will it help us if he spends more money that we as taxpayers will have to pay back? He's has fricken doubled the deficit! I'm a middle class earner and my taxes went up this year! Between higher taxes and paying more at the pump a lot of families are not going to make it. Especially now that people are going to be forced to buy healthcare. Republicans aren't hurting America, but by like you who have been dumbed down to believe that the sky is red if obama says its so. And you think I'm being rude, no, I'm just an angry patriot who refuses to give her country over to a bunch of socialists.
N1smo2go February 13, 2013 at 06:07 PM
The truth of the matter is, the cost of doing business in this Country costs too much. Regulatory burden, high taxes and uncertainty by the Fed has caused so much of these problems. Reckless spending and domestic programs that are not budgeted for this day and age is wrong. It is also completely wrong to press citizens that have made choices that have allowed prosper based on personal choices and decisions they have made. I whole heartedly reject the idea of "upper class" citizens paying more, when they already pay the majority of the tax burden. It's time to pay the piper and force the sequester that they in Congress and Obama agreed on. The business climate in this country stinks and there is an open calling card for any business to move out. America is not the leader in fiscal responsibility so why should we be the leader in business. We reap what we sow. I have a business that I sold to an investor that was going to setup shop in South America because it was more profitable to do so. It was not longer profitable for me to stay in business because I was not making the money I waned any longer. The true test of everything that Obama said is to steer the economic engine of this country back, but if business owners both small and big are not getting the best bang for their buck, then investing in this country is no longer worth it.
Make Sense February 13, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Don't forget raising the minimum wage, which Roosevelt enacted to protect child labor. Minimum wage was never meant to be a living wage. It was to keep employers from using kids like the Chinese do. Raising the minimum wage will not help our economy. Employers will not just sit & take it. People will lose jobs. In college I proved the minimum wage problem to a political science "teacher" who really was just a liberal sales man targeting young minds. I handed him a graph with 2 lines on it. The minimum wage and the price of a burger since the inception of minimum wage. Surprise surprise they ran parallel. Meaning that every time minimum wage went up, so did the price of a burger. In the economy we have now, price increases would doom a business. What will happen instead, layoffs. Business owners will make money, that's why they are in business. Every time the government tries to make another grab for their money employees take the brunt of of the attack. Part of business is minimizing risk of profits. Workers are already being laid off because of the health care disaster and now the plan is to make workers more expensive? Either Obama has no clue how business works or he is intentionally destroying the economy.
DonG February 13, 2013 at 06:56 PM
I guess Comrade Obama forgets that there is a huge difference between illegal aliens and American Citizens. I know he's always trying to tell us how much we need these 3rd world invaders, but they are called illegal aliens for a reason. They are NOT U.S. Citizens and should NOT be refereed to as such.. This guy is nothing but an open borders, la raza supporting, anti- American fraud. Stop the invasion!! Enforce the Laws!!
SA February 13, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Was he campaigning for reelection? He was clearing setting himself up to never have to take any responsibility for ANYTHING! I thought Boehner was going to come unglued, and I do not blame him after what B.O. did to him. I also just love the fact that Rubio is catching flak for taking a drink of water, REAL PEOPLE!
Arthur Spooner February 13, 2013 at 07:18 PM
It was all rhetoric. Another big bash that we got to pay for. I am more entertained by watching Biden behind him. The dude has ADD in the worst way. Obama always blames things on the GOP and never owns anything, that is why he is such a putz. I loved his B.S. on job creation. Um sir, unemployment has gone up. Taxes have gone up. Gas prices have gone up. The number of people of Food Stamps has gone up. Tell me what it is you are doing to help the middle class?? It certainly is not healthcare, the middle class is paying more. Mr. Obama you are a job killing president.
SA February 13, 2013 at 08:24 PM
You nailed it spot on ... each day 11,000 people are put on food stamps ....
Arthur Spooner February 13, 2013 at 08:33 PM
His tax the wealthy BS is such a kindergarten playground response to real problems. It proves how clueless the man is. I am not wealthy so I am not protecting myself when I say this. Taxing americans is not going to fix our problems, we have spending problems, not tax problems. Well we sort of have tax problems now because they have raised our taxes. We cannot win nor can we ever get ahead with this administration. They are job killers.
Arthur Spooner February 13, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Um let me think...........hhmmm lets see................
kristin c February 14, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Enter Shane... Its mire than ideology, its fact. And the libs have 4 years to make things turn around or Ms Clinton will not be elected. So far taxes on the middle class, something obama promised wouldn't happen. And how can you say that giving people money causes them to spend? Most everyone I know spend less because of higher taxes and higher gas pump prices.. So its OK that the debt of all our presidents combined was doubled in the last 4 years and its still growing. Obama has given out stimulus money 3 times. Besides increasing taxes, what good us a fourth stimulus, a fifth or a sixth? When sis it enough? China owns us. Obama wants to give china US natural resources to pay down the massive debt but china doesn't want to do that while US citizens are armed. Gee, maybe that's why Obama wants to disarm the country.. he doesn't care about our safety. If he did he would give us more leniency with guns. Open your eyes Shane...
kristin c February 14, 2013 at 01:58 AM
*taxes on the middle class have increased
One Voice February 14, 2013 at 02:58 AM
Is it just me or every time the President speaks it's the sameo, sameo in his speeches, he always sounds like he's campaigning, trying to sell himself just one more time, are we believing it this time? I say NO!
One Voice February 14, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Arthur, well put, I cannot believe that people actually buy in to his B.S.
One Voice February 14, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Keep drinking the kool aid Shane as you sit in front of the computer all day waiting for you free check to come in from your precious President.
Rick Carson February 14, 2013 at 04:38 AM
Spooner, Thanks for bringing up, Gas prices are on the rise.. I don't remember which T.V. appearance he was making during the last Gas Crunch. However, The President stated that High gas prices are a sign the economy is good.. If u are paying low prices at the pump , the economy is bad. I guess to a lawyer the statement makes sense . For me , I am still trying to figure how that one works ..
Romeo Rivers February 14, 2013 at 06:52 AM
Even my birds are smarter and they're all birdbrains
SPB February 14, 2013 at 03:11 PM
define socialism.
SPB February 14, 2013 at 03:15 PM
You subsidize low wages through gov't aid programs. If you don't want Wal-Mart to pay its employees a livable wage thats fine, but don't complain about all of the people getting government assistance. In this instance you can't have your ideological cake and eat it too.
Arthur Spooner February 14, 2013 at 03:19 PM
One Voice, he seems like he is campaigning because he is clueless on how to be a real leader. He just rambles on and on and the sheep listen. His voter base really needs to have some medical tests done. We need to see exactly what disease they have. Oh wait, they have the gimme gimmes!
Arthur Spooner February 14, 2013 at 03:23 PM
I loved watching the libs making fun of Marco Rubio for drinking water. Is that all they can make fun of him for?? Really Who is the bully now you hypocrite libs. Marco Rubios speech was right on. He can run circles around the POTUS.
SA February 14, 2013 at 05:08 PM
You are completely misguided … I bet you believe what the New York Times states as well… I wish people would educate themselves before voting…
SA February 14, 2013 at 06:19 PM
The bottom line is B.O. (that all he is, is body odor) is the best used car sells man to date. Anyone that buys his crap is causing pileups on the 15 as their cars are breaking down. Thanks for killing America!
SA February 14, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Should the U.S. pull out of Chicago ? Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago compared to 221 killed in Iraq , and Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US. President: Barack Hussein Obama Senator: Dick Durbin House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. Governor: Pat Quinn House leader: Mike Madigan Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike ) Mayor: Rahm Emanuel The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats . Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago . Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
Rick Carson February 15, 2013 at 04:57 AM
Shane No that wasn't the Gas crunch remark I was talking about 2008 is to far back The remark was made talking about the economy . About the same time as A Senator was saying the oil people had no checks on raising prices. Maybe 2 yrs ago ? I will look and see if I can find it. ,but thanks for your efforts and the Vid from 2008.
SA February 15, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Shane: Whatever you say comrade, welcome to the USSA…I just idolized the USSR and how well that worked out… Oh I love the “raciest” argument as it is so ignorant … I am Armenian and I have proudly served alongside many different ethnic groups, and to this date, we all communicate. I have worked hard to get a comfortable point in my life, just to be told I have to feed the lazy and pay for preposterous ideas such as “High Speed Rail”… We are not far from fighting over bread. Your president is a fool, and is destroying this country, heck he makes Carter look good.
Rick Carson February 15, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Shane, Wake up and smell the coffee, You are letting emotion cloud your opinions over Objective Issues. IN the Huff Post Business section dated 15 Feb 2013 Reports from the The U.S. Census Bureau shows 46.2 Million people in the U.S. are impoverish and Homeless The U.S. Census Report goes on to state ," the official poverty line was an annual income of $23,021 for a family of four. By total numbers, roughly 46.2 million people remained below the poverty line, unchanged from 2010. ( What has the Democratic Party done to Help ? ) That figure was the highest in more than half a century when records were kept. The 15 percent poverty rate was basically unchanged from 1993 and was the highest since 1983. " The homeless rate is basically the same 15 percent. In closing, according to the U.S. Government, The people living in Poverty is the worst in 50 years. It would seem that's not a subject for a The State of the Union Speech.
One Voice February 15, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Sometimes you just cannot argue with the numbers. If these numbers are correct and true, the USA has bigger problems on their hands other than who was elected President. Most everyone suspected fraud, but these numbers prove it and our government and media refuse to do anything about it. As each state reported their final election details, the evidence of voter fraud is astounding. Massive voter fraud has been reported in areas of OH and FL, with PA, WI and VA, all are deploying personnel to investigate election results. Here are just a few examples of what has surfaced with much more to come. In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility). * In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility). * In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters. * In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast. CONT
One Voice February 15, 2013 at 06:44 PM
* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout. * Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout. * In Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters. NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote. Imagine that!


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