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Nothing New in the State of the Union

an army employee Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:43 AM
Yes. Mr. Obama once campaigned on raising the minimum wage to $9.50, guess that makes him a little less economically illiterate today.

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's second term wish-list -- his ideas for jump-starting the job-starved economy -- looked a lot like his warmed-over, half-baked proposals of the past.

With rare exceptions, Obama's fifth State of the Union address was a costly laundry list of more big government programs aimed at his party's political base.

More job-training programs? There are 47 different federal job-training programs right now, costing $18 billion a year, according to the General Accountability Office. And 51 other programs offer job-training assistance.

With the unemployment rate rising last month to nearly 8 percent and likely heading higher, and economic growth...