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A Real State of the Union

rickmcq Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:13 PM
My dear departed father, retired Navy, used say, "I have two older brothers - one is alive and the other is in the Civil Service." (He often referred to it as the "Simple Service.")
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...