Why Doesn't the President Give a "State of the Union" Everyday?

@mythociate (15753)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 12, 2013 5:39pm CST
I'm not gonna watch the 'State of the Union'-address tonight, so I thought I would myLot-search to see if he's put it together already somewhere. After searching for '"State of the Union" 2013 transcript' & '"State of the Union" 2013 script' only turned up transcripts of the 2012 SotU, I searched '"State of the Union" 2013 outline' and read that President Obama is likely to outline 'increases of spending in four major areas: alternative energy, education,' and I forgot the others. (Actually, I kinda 'gave-up' on trying to remember anything from the article when I rehd that he was going to increase spending on education ... give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; and he then expects you to keep giving him more-&-more fish!---sounds like wisdom Stephen Colbert would give his fans on The Colbert 'Reporrr' (which is how he should spell it) It seems that those four spending-increases were previously attempted with bills that the Republican-majority Congress successfully defeated. But maybe if the President gave an SotU everyday, these spending-increases would seem like more of a natural way to go, you think? P.S. 'Search'ing '"State of the Union" 2013 transcript' in the header above should give you a 2013 SotU if you search after 10:00 CST today ...
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
13 Feb 13
Congress hasn't pass a law that mandate a sitting president to give 'state of the union' for their ears and the nation everyday, that is why he is not giving you one every day.
@mythociate (15753)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Feb 13
Well, why don't they? Our problems are his problems, so he should share all his with us---like a public 'Captain's Log' (STAR TREK)
@lampar (7597)
• United States
13 Feb 13
They need more time in order to reach the same conclusion, becasue they don't have the same mindset in all, it won't matter whether our problems are his problem or his problem is not our.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
12 Feb 13
i am not good in politics or anything, but isn't increase spending in education a good thing?
• United States
12 Feb 13
I would say yes, but them I'm reminded that right now there's a dried up, crusty, corroded hut in a third world nation where 40 students are packed in with one teacher, bereft of a nutritious lunch, clean drinking water, guidance counselors, mandated testing, and luxuries like computers. And in a head-to-head, these students will kick the a$$ of a kid educated in the average American public school. In Japan, sit 50 kids in a class and give them an abacus. By the time they're 10, they'll know more math than our high school graduates. What is spending really worth? But at least our kids learn how to be tolerant of someone who is gender-confused. Tax dollars at work.
@mythociate (15753)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Feb 13
Right matersfish; MoonGypsy, the "correct" saying (that I 'Colbert-ated') is "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; but teach a man to fish, and you feed him for the rest of his life." But the lesson the government seems to be teaching is something like 'Be good, and we'll give you more-&-more stuff to waste away!'
@KrauseHome (35526)
• United States
8 Mar 13
Personally the state of the union message lately means nothing as all the cuts they keep on making saying things are improving or going to improve, I wonder what is next. Personally I have no trust or faith really in everything and just hope it don't end up hurting me as much as I think it will in the end.