Wednesday, January 25, 2012

state of the union 2012

last night president obama gave his state of the union address. i won't get into the potentially positive & negative aspects of his speech, as interpreted by this committee of one. instead, here is my favorite direct quote. it was really a two or three paragraph statement prefaced by the personal journey of his grandparents. i liked this when i heard it, maybe you will too.

" – the basic American promise that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement.
The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive. No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them."

i'll let you digest the thoughts of our president. ultimately what was said sounds good & right. hopefully he can direct us toward that promise. but i wouldn't hold your breath.