Man!~ I'll say the economy did not fall overnight. It has been falling one economic class at a time for the last thity years. But until it fell for the investor class, well gee! guess what? It didn't MATTER to the people who mattered No O, WE did not fail. WE do not create the situation which cause these catastrophies. THE political system failed becase the MOVERS AND SHAKERS who own our political system were taking in money hand over fist. Yes, exactly right. Until the meltdown, the wealthiest clases, most expecially the top 1% of that top quintile got too wealthy in comparison to the rest of the nation. True People bought homes they HIOPED they could afford, mostly. And anyone who brought up those issues was called what? Chicken Littles, socialists, communists, know nothings and doom and gloomers. Grand! Except WE the people do not "Take CHarge" do we? The same idiot class of MOTU will STILL be in charge giving themselves every consideration so that they very same unfair system will continue with only cosmetic changes. I'm all ears. Ah...yeah! The proof is in the pudding, O. Sounds good. We'll see Glad to hear it Okay. A tax credit? Not nearly enough help and you ought to know that. Good. Skeptical hardly begins to describe how MOST of us feel, O. Great. Now when you find the inevitable waste and corruption put the bastards in PRISON. Americans are growing very tired of the TWO TIER SYSTEM OF JUSTICE that has been in place our ENTIRE LIFETIMES, O. You could START by hanging MADOFF on CSPAN for example. Good idea. Great idea in fact...if it actually shows us what is going on. Yes, so we're told. It isn't? Well even if it was...could you tell us? Here we go...a return to the same system that screwed the pooch to being with. Let's continue to make bankers rich, even if they totally screwed the people for the last 30 years. And THAT is the problem. But since you a member of the elite class now, I cannot expect you to understand that, O. . If EVERY AMERICAN can refi at some extremly low rate, that might help...not just the people in trouble ALL OF US. Consider the option of call them out for CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE instead of giving them GOLDEN PARACHUTES. . The American people are still waiting to hear the words HANG THE BASTARDS, O. No, apparently you don't. If you did actually get it, and start to TRULE do something about it, America's MOTU would be conspire to end your term in office immediately. Okay, sounds good. Of course most of think that you are already rewarding these notwits because they're STILL RUNNING OUR ECONOMY though this systemically unjust BANKING system. It might...until the next chock to the system as more MOTU rape our economy for their own benefit. Sounds good. Good goals... Sacrifice worthy priorities? But that does not mean we can afford to ignore our long-term challenges. I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves, that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity. Right...only THEN the top rate of taxations was 90%, O. What is it now? 35%? And then the top rate of taxation was 70% Yes it did. And it did REWARD idustries moving offshore with tax breaks, either did it? If you say so. Typical. The stupid trade policies of the last thirty years are screwing our nation. Great...Americans will ONCE AGAIN pay for the reasearch, then the INDUSTRIES that BENFIT will be built offshore. Long LONG overdue. Great...Americans will ONCE AGAIN pay for the reasearch, then the INDUSTRIES that BENFIT will be built offshore. Yesh, completely IGNORE the fact that OUR GOVERNMENT made it LEGAL for foreign atuo companies to DUMP on our markets and blame the bad decison-making on DETROIT. I see absolutely NO solution in any of the above. A lot of window-dressing and inspiring rhtetoric, but no solution Content free rhetoric Great...only 40 years too late. Yes True Good things....not nearly enough though. Expecting people to pay four or five years salaries to get a college education is absurd. It's going to take a hell of a lot more than tax credits to fix that. If you can pull THAT off, you are going to be the best POTUS in US history, O. About time, O. Too late, I think. The damage that taxbreak has done is one of the primary reasons we're in this mess. Still kudos for doing it Okay To preserve our long-term fiscal health, we must also address the growing costs in Medicare and Social Security. Comprehensive health care reform is the best way to strengthen Medicare for years to come. And we must also begin a conversation on how to do the same for Social Security while creating tax-free universal savings accounts for all Americans. Honest federal accounting? Be still my heart. Given that we sold american workers out to FORGE NEW ALLIENCES druing the cold war, let's just say I am not sanguine about what all the above means. Read the whole damned world is banrupted by the MOTU class. Yeah, America is stil the big dog in the pack. Cynicism is a good thing. Being boubtful is not a personality flaw. bla bla bla HIRE the guy for heaven's sakes. Glad to hear it. Yeah, no kidding. Some people continue to do the right thing even in the face of enormous adversity. If any of you were patient enough to sit through my read of these speech? Now you know why I don't listen to thse kinds of speeches. Mostly it's content free rhetoric. Nothing wrong with that, except I hate being yanked around by it, and coming down off the high to discover that I know no more after hearing it, than I knew before I lsitened. Great speech, I'm sure it was inspiring. But it told me nothing.