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The state of your unionPosted Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 3:08 PM
Depending on when you read this, President Obama will either be speaking or have already spoken about the alleged State of the Union, which may be in an overall much different state than your personal state.
I'd like to hear something that may mean more money in our pockets, however it can occur. I'll believe it if it actually happens at some point.
A preview indicates Obama will call for more bipartisanship that won't actually happen. Getting along just isn't Washington's nature.
Here's my take on what the country needs:
* A cautious approach on rebuilding the economy, with an emphasis on only buying what you can actually afford. That goes for both individuals and the government, and it can pay dividends later.
* Focus military efforts on fighting terrorism. If a country doesn't want us there and we have no reason to be there, get out.
* Any health care changes should be focused on what's best for the patient, not on political ideology.
* Halt all government aid for any industry whose executives receive large salaries and bonuses while workers suffer.
What's your state -- and what do you want?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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