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A Real State of the Union

RedBloodedConservative Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:45 AM
Clinton (a Democrat) was the last President to balance the budget. Like it, lump it, but those are the facts. :)
c136 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:31 PM
It was an accounting trick. Actually the debt grew every year during the Clinton years. If you want a more accurate measure of the deficit take the difference between the total debt between years. It was lower during those years, just not a surplus.
We've heard another State of the Union speech, and my president said grand things like:

"Think about ... a future where we're in control of our own energy ... I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China ... I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury poisoning ..."

Actually, he said that in 2012. I write before this year's speech, but he says basically the same thing every year: With more spending, government can fix everything.

But I have this dream -- one where my president walks to the podium, and he instead...