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The President came across as snarky and defensive in his speech, and the speech itself was disjointed and lacked direction. Regardless of one's opinion of the recent supreme court ruling, his countenance and comments were thinly veiled, nearly personal attacks on the justices sitting in front of him and were disrespectful. This kind of whining while threatening was pervasive throughout the speech, and tells us a lot about his skills and experience which, as we feared, are sadly lacking.
On social issues we are losing ground because the projects and bills we have proposed have snowballed into unmanageable fireballs with incomprehensible budgets. The easy button is gone now, the opportunity wasted. On the upside, perhaps some responsible budgeting really will take place. The older I get, and the more countries I visit, the more realistic I become about things like poverty, migrant issues, universal healthcare, etc... We will spend all of our money and that of our children, and it will be wasted, handed out in drops to individuals, and in buckets to government agencies and irresponsible organizations. I'm leaning the other way. I can do more good work with my money than the government can.
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