January 27th, 2010
10:00 PM ET

Your Thoughts: The State of the Union

In your opinion, what is the current state of the union?

As I type this, President Obama is minutes away from his State of the Union address.  Telling Congress how things are going is part of the president's job, according to the Constitution.  But today's post is about your opinion:  What do you think is the state of the union?  Vote in our Quick Poll, leave us a comment, and look for your feedback on our show!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Ashley

    No. I don't think the state is of the union because everyone and every state is pulling in different directions so we're not functioning right anymore.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  2. Bryant

    If America is a land of opertunity than why is it that so many Americans can`t find jobs?Why is it that we send most our jobs to other countries that is why we are in debt. We need to bring jobs back to America so America can keep its name as the land of opertunity.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  3. Shiloh

    Obama is a great president,and I think he's doing a awesome job GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  4. AJay

    The current state of the union, or of anything, could always be better. It could always be better because other individuals can improve it.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm |
  5. Maxwell

    We must work hard if we wish to achieve a signifigant goal

    January 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  6. Will

    I think we need to do way more than that and where is he getting all this money from

    January 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  7. Matthew

    Every day, whether it be learning to teaching, to working, is a day that we can know is well spent in fixing what is wrong with the country and imbrace what is working for us.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  8. Melissa

    The sate of the union is okay my own opinion is that it could get better!!

    January 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  9. Tanner

    Obama has done a little to help our country with the economy and unemployment, but i think he is more of the talk and not action. If he Does more action his approval rate will go up.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  10. Luke

    The union seems like it is the battleground for squabbling children. Obama seemed to take on the role of a teacher who needed to straighten out the quarreling in Washington.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:11 am |
  11. Kaitlin

    I respect Obama's descion to start new programs, bills, etc, but before the government starts new things I think that we should fix and solve the problems that America is currently facing before we start things that could essentially make our economy worse.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:18 am |
  12. Jordan

    I think that the current state of the union in the US is okay, but not as good as it used to or could be. This isn't Obama's fault because he was elected at an unstable time in the economy, but I still think that there is room to grow.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:30 am |
  13. Soyeon

    As I see America, from other country's point of view, It's too divided and different from state to state and parties to parties.
    Of course, It is important to express various opinions. But always aware this, LISTENING another's opinion is more important than that.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:59 am |
  14. Natasha

    well the president is doing what he can to make the economy better, and we all know that make the economy better is not a piece of cake,it may take a longer time and we should be more patient

    January 28, 2010 at 5:28 am |
  15. michael

    I think the economy could be better and the unemployment % could be a lot lower. I didn't here the speech last night but there had to have been at least something about these subjects. But to the main question I think the state of the union could be better.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:29 am |
  16. Ashley

    I think our state isn't in union because every state has a different opinion or idea. So everyone won't agree with everyone else.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  17. karina

    I think if the president tries it could be better

    January 28, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  18. Fallyn

    I think that the state of union could be better if the president tried to make it better.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  19. Nicole

    I think the current state of the union could be better in some way. Also i think Obama should be telling the congress what they can make right...not telling congress how things are going is part of the president's job.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  20. Jessie

    If Obama plans on fixing the economy, why doesn't he just do it already? He says hes going to take action so lets just get on with it. No one wants another Depression. So take action! I hope he does very soon. The fate of the Country depends on him.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  21. Raveena

    The state of union is a good thing for some people and bad for all others so for some people it will help them unlike the others.

    January 28, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  22. Anthony

    I honestly think that the state of the union is... OKAY!!! I think that the economy and other things could be better, like the war in Iraq, which are things Obama talked about. But until he actually does fix all of these things, the state ofthe union will stay in the middle.

    January 28, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  23. Marisa

    They are really in denial about all of this if we buget and stop waisting our money we could be out of this recession soon.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  24. Ty

    It covered a lot but could have been better and cover more, but i think our nation is going to beable to tought this out just as we have all of our other national problems.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  25. Alexes

    I thought President Obama made a very good speech. He covered all most of all the topis facing America. & i like how we talked a lot about getting people jobs..

    January 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  26. nic

    obama needs to get better skills for speeches

    January 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  27. Alysa

    A speech always has different opions and i think his speech was mainly about the economy which i think is good because our eonomy isnt good. so we should focus on that right now!

    January 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  28. Hank

    why would he get mad at the supreme court for doing what they did i am pretty sure that they have alot more power and they can pull him out as fast as he got in.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  29. sophia

    I think his speech was about the country's debt and economy.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  30. Derek

    i think that president obama was right that we should fix our economy and i also think that they should try to also help the people how dont have jobs.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  31. Ty

    It covered a lot but it could have been better, but i think our nation is going to be able to toughen this out just we have do with all of our other previouse national problems.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  32. Ashley

    Yes, we do need to fix the econemy, but in order to fix the econemy we need to fix the smaller problems. We need to fix our problem with unemployment. there are so many problems with unemployment and people cant afford to pay taxes. more jobs, more people working, more people pay taxes, more money for the government to pay off debt.

    January 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  33. mindy

    A lot of people are for it and and don't like it. But if its going to help the economy I say go for it. It may help us get back on track!!

    January 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  34. freddyjoe

    i think that the president is just stalling so he does not have to fix the economy. i bet that america will not pick obama in the next election.

    January 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  35. richard

    i think that the country is okay cause my family is cool and set but the others might not be the same so yea its in between i think

    January 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  36. jason

    the country is doing bad because the government needs money so they want to take it from us and leave us broke so they don't have to struggle.

    January 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  37. Maurice

    I think it is how our country and economy is doing and right now we're not doing to well.

    January 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
  38. cruz

    Ok first of all this economy is falling apart It is worser than ever THIS ECONOMY SUCKS SO DOES THE GOVERNMENT

    January 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  39. aaron

    I'm not sure about how this state of the union is going but i am sure that it could be better than it is now

    January 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
  40. mathew

    I think that the economy could be better because we're going through a recession people. We just might go though another greater depression and we do not want that, do we? We might lose a lot of money this year. Money is going to go down the drain so how are we going to fix this?

    January 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  41. josh

    i think we need to use are fighting strength to help us do better in this world of hate and torture! We need help in our lives.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  42. john

    i think we need to use are fighting strengths to help the people in iraq. we need to help the iraqen solders and put an end to the war

    January 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  43. Topgun

    The nation is not in very good conditions because we don't have enough jobs, people are afraid of terrorism, and Obama is not helping things. He thinks he's is always right and knows what's best but even the people who liked him in the beginning don't like him now. Even the democrats are turning against him.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  44. Courtney

    I think our union could use a bit more help. I personally don't think that we're at the state that we should be at. We're at the same normal state that we've been at for awhile, and I think we should be higher. We should come up with more jobs for the unemployed, and we should be doing more to help the people who need it the most. We need to think of others and our nation, and not just ourselves.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  45. Brandon

    The union is in good shape, but we could be better. I think the people without jobs should start looking for jobs.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  46. Bianca

    I think that Obama is at least trying, which we should be thankful for. I didn't pay much attention when Bush was pay much attention, but from what I gathered, he mainly focused on the war and keeping away threats. President Obama does talk about the war and protection, but he also talks about the state of the people, not just the protection of the people. President Obama is very good with equality of the people, and he is getting us somewhere at least. I think the stimulus is not a failure, but not a complete success either, in my opinion, complete success is not possible.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  47. Nate

    The Sate of the Union could be in better shape. We have all seen a improvement in our economy it might not be a great improvement but with time I believe that we will get there. Its proven that were are going somewhere just take a look at our stock market the Dow Jones has gone from almost 5,500 to 10,000 points....... that has to show that we are going somewhere, doesn't it?

    January 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  48. Pup

    Our economy is bad already and we are not getting better at all. I admit that we are making a little bit of progress, but there is no BIG achievements in our society.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  49. Azure

    The united states is not at its best right now. We have multiple problems still that have not been solved yet by are country. We only can be paitent with what is going to happen. Well heres my opinion, that we should keep going and try to solve are problems but there are some things that we should not keep like the health care reform. I am not with it at all and Obama said durring the state of union that he will have it passed . Will it i think not with the change in congress. Change is that going to happen?

    January 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  50. Anonymous

    The state of the union is not good right now because Americans are uneasy. No one feels 100% stable or safe, either in the war on terror or with financial problems. We already know people are losing jobs, etc... My suggestion to all: Put on your big boy pants, America, and fix your own problems because frankly, The government is not "mommy." We all need to work hard and help one another without depending on the government, and become educated! Thomas Jefferson said that we cannot remain ignorant and free. So get up and take purposeful action! Love you all,
    A concerned student

    January 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm |
  51. Jazmine

    I think he did good and he could do better

    January 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  52. Taylor

    Obama could hbe a better president by bringing back people from the war and dedicating himself to the economy and the state.

    January 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  53. Alex

    I think that the State of the Union is better than last year, but not good enough. The government should work on creating more jobs and getting out of debt. Health care isn't really that important of an issue, while so many Americans are out of work, because they can't pay for it anyway.

    January 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  54. Taylor

    Obama has stepped up in many situations but now its time. He needs to help our economy

    January 28, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  55. Justin

    In my opinion, Obama's Address was NOT a State of the Union Address. It seemed more like one of his campaign speech to me. He spent 5 minutes on the real state of the Union and the rest of the time on things that he wanted to change and telling Congress to make him a bill fixing it. If this is how he thinks he can deal with problems, then I'm sorry America, but we are in for a long 3 years.

    January 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  56. Megan

    I think that Obama made a grate speech, but His Ideas/Plans might take forever to come true so to say. Everyone is losing jobs, I would like one but nobody is highering. Just be careful what you say, it may cause people to go out there and start something, in a good or bad way

    January 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  57. John

    I agree with Justin!

    January 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  58. Tiffany

    ii think the state if the union is going pretty well, but president obama can defenetky make it much better

    January 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  59. Sami

    I think the State of the Union isn't at its best, but not at its worst. I just hope all of the jobs President Obama is promising will some day be a part of reality. I hope the number of unemployed people decrease in 2010 because it is really bad now. Fixing global warming may be a hassle but I can't wait to see what President Obama actually does to make it better. I hope President Obama's promises will also go into action soon. I wish President Obama good luck, he is doing good so far.

    January 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  60. mike

    the state of the union is good but president obama could make it way better

    January 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  61. Adlin

    I think that the union could be better if all the politicians could just let Obama get something done, instead they criticize him for what they're not letting him do

    January 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  62. Maggie

    It seems as if President Obame is trying to "baby" us out of this recession. I think that we are capable of controlling our own minds and actions as well as our political views. I do not think all of this is President Obama's fault but I think that he could have handeled this better. I may not agree with all of his views, but I wish he could try just a bit harder to create this recession more controlled and I wish him all the luck in th world. Good Luck to the President!

    January 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  63. Matthew

    Well i think we are in bad shape.obama is treating the american people like a child he needs to guide. he needs to listen to us more.he is breaking the promises he made in his campiegn and he needs to stop doing so many interviews and actualy do something to stop hurting the mass of debt we have encountered.

    January 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  64. Bob

    GO OBAMA!!!

    January 29, 2010 at 12:27 am |
  65. Carson

    When the president did the state of the union address it's just a speech. He Should put those words into action, and stop making a big deal about it.

    January 29, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  66. Olivia

    The state of the union isn't the best it has ever been but it certainly isn't at it's worst. Hopefully Obama will do what he's says he's going to do. If we fixed some of the worldwide issues before, maybe we would have a better chance but he is doing just fine with what he's doing.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  67. rubin

    i think that the state of union sucks, bad 🙂

    January 29, 2010 at 10:55 am |
  68. Gracie

    i think the state of union could be better BUT it could take a while

    January 29, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  69. Tyrie-Ann

    I think the state of the union if obama thinks we can have a better unoin than why cant we trust him. after all we did vote him for president of the united states.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  70. Amy

    it could be better if the people would let Obama get stuff done and help our world

    January 29, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  71. Darya : )

    I think the economy is good but it could be better. With our new pres Obama, we can change and when he said his speech that told us all of the bad things and some of the things we can do to change those things. I hope sooner or later th state of the union will get better!!!

    January 29, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  72. Anonymous

    I think that Obama needs to fix the economy but he can't spend to much money because of how much debt we're already in. He needs to try to start making a new stimulus package of work on the existing one.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  73. Nicky

    I think the State of the Union is bad, but not terrible. Even though the recession is officially over the economy and unemployment is bad, bad, bad. President Obama has to act and create bipartisanship among that bickering Congress. Also he has to pass healthcare and take a larger role in the healing of the United State's economy.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  74. Trevon

    I really think the state of the union could be much better than it is,I think president Obama can really work on it.It is not fair that a lot of people are losing their jobs and if they lose their jobs and they are the only ones working in the family how are his/her family going to eat it is just mot fair.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  75. Ritchel

    we should do it, because we're in a pretty bad situation right now, and it should help.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  76. Amanda

    The State of the union is getting better each day. though i think that president Obama could try a little bit harder. people are losing jobs each and everyday and the ecomy is getting better and worse all at the same time!

    January 29, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  77. nate

    I think that we could create more jobs and try to help people who dont have jobs and need money like donating food to homelss shelters and stuff

    January 29, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  78. Miya

    The union is pretty bad right now, tons of people are losing their jobs and so many are in debt.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  79. Spencer

    Its not really much of the governments fault, they are tring to bring the U.S. back on its feet, we just need to cooperate.

    January 29, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  80. hannah

    the state of the union was ok but he said to many about how we will be saveing money but never said anything about how will we be able to spend it

    January 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  81. sabrina

    i think someone should do some thing about the economy and its moeny i think we should keep our moeny in our country and stop buying stuff from other country.

    January 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm |
  82. eliana

    I think that the in is in great shape but we need to tell Obama that he needs to critizize the people who are doing bad

    January 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  83. Melanie

    I think the State of the Union is ok, but i know President Obama can make it alot better if people let him do his job.

    January 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  84. Jake

    I think the state of unioun stinks because we are not doing anything about it.

    January 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  85. Barri

    i think the state could be better and i think the presedent is doing the best he can

    January 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  86. nick

    i think that the union could be better if all of the politicians could let obama do something

    January 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  87. Mary Jo

    The government is giving all of this money out to people and businesses who need it but where is it all coming from?

    January 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  88. Ashton

    Personaly I didnt think that the adresss had any point all he seemed to talk about was the economy and hes pledging all this money to do everything I think that the world should just cancel all its debt and start over

    January 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  89. louis

    president obama is doing a good job and i think he still could be doing a lot better. the house of representives need to let obama make a law
    or something!

    January 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  90. Kenza

    I think that the Stat of the Union is ok. But i think President Obama could do better

    January 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  91. cindy

    I personlly think that our state union is pretty good but obama can do alot of things to improve it instead of stalling he should do somethiong about it now

    January 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  92. Ella

    Obama is doing okay but he needs to work a little harder on fixing some of the major problems. We need more jobs NOW! we have to find some way to start fixing the economy, and paying off our debt or were going to be in trouble.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  93. Elizabeth

    i think that Obama is overwhelmed with everything that is going on right now. it is a difficult time to be in charge. the state of the union could be better but people have to settle down and let the obama do his job

    January 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  94. Annie

    The current state of the union is alright, but it must be fixed soon. The economy: Bad. Global Warming: BADDDD BAD BAD. Obama hasn't gotten much done, but hopefully he will eventually. There's still plenty of people that are unemployed. Global warming is just getting worse and worse. And Obama is doing okay with everything, but remember: its been a year. Try to think about what YOU could have done if you were the president in just 1 year.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  95. isaac

    i think that the union is doing good but a lot of people are criticizing him about it. He has a lot of problems to deal with and hit will take a while to fix everything.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  96. sophie

    I think that the union could be better because people are loosing their jobs and houses!

    January 29, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  97. Julia

    America is a pretty cool place but it could be better. Obama has been helping but we need to fix the economy faster people are losing there jobs. We are BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars in debt and we are suffering because of it.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  98. Stephanie

    I think the State of the Union is ok but I think Obama could make it better.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  99. Evan (:

    Every thing can get better and the union is far from perfect. If people could stop arguing and just get stuff done mabe it could get better.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  100. Julia

    GO AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  101. Tiia

    We (America!!!!!!!!!!!!) should be better.....BUT, Obama is doing a VERY good job. 🙂
    The reason why the i think that the economy can be better is because i see a lot of people without any jobs or places to stay. But on the other hand, Americas economy is doing better because we have a great president which makes the economy better.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  102. Linnea

    i think the State of the Union kinda stinks. Obama better keep his promises to give all of the people who are jobless jobs. America has a cycle. The citizens give the government tax which goes to the building of roads and buildings and whatever else. If we cant give that money to the government then the government cant make all of the roads and buildings and whatever. Even worse we will get kicked out of our houses and probably die very soon of food deprivation, just saying. Obama better get employment to those who have none. And everyone with two jobs pick ONE! Give the other one to someone who needs it more than you.

    January 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  103. Mecca

    I think Obama needs to think back to kindergarten when he would play with building blocks. This pertanied to the economy because we need to take small steps one block at a time to rebuild a structured ecomony.

    January 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  104. Tanner

    America is a place where people have the right to flourish and grow in any profession they choose. The economy is so bad, that people don’t feel they have that right. They look for jobs that just keep their head above water because nobody is financially stable enough to hire more people. Also, too many kids drop out of high school at eighteen. The economy will get no better unless these kids can even have enough education to get any sort of job.

    January 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  105. mitchell

    I think that even though our economy is getting better, we are not doing what can help us ALOT:tax the wealthy. Since they have lots of money, they can pay the taxes which will help our economy.

    January 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  106. Anonoymous

    I think that one reason the economy isn't doing that well is because we are helping Haiti more than helping your country. Why help Haiti when they need it they have never helped us on 9-11 or anthing.

    January 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  107. Gregory

    I think we should keep spending money on education, F.B.I, and space exploration otherwise our country can be ruined because we would have no education which means we would not be one of the top countries anymore even though it may give us money it's not worth the risk.

    January 29, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  108. Gregory

    i think the state of the union was okay and im glad he dedicated it mostly to the economy

    January 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  109. april

    i think the state union was better than last year. i don't know why if people matter if its going to be better this year

    January 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  110. Noah

    How is the State of Union going to help? We can't have something go wrong. The economy is bad enough.

    January 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  111. Marianne

    President Obama says a lot of positive things, but where is all the action?

    January 30, 2010 at 12:48 am |
  112. LexiS

    The Union could have been better, but Obama did a good job expressing what he believes needs to be fixed. Im glad he told the Republicans that if they dont like his plans to make their own.

    January 30, 2010 at 1:45 am |
  113. Bob

    I agree with every body!!!!!!!!

    January 30, 2010 at 3:40 am |
  114. Hunter

    america made this situation so the need to stop puunising the wealthy people they need to get there heads out of the clouds and find a situation to help us ' and why build a train when he wont be president whenit gets fineshed

    January 30, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  115. Rachel

    I think things could be better by letting others speak their ideas. And definately NOT raise taxes. And maybe the kids could run the planet, we know a lot! And besides if our government was doing well, people would have jobs! Because serously, get a grip! And don't run to presidant obama with all your problems, he has kids and a whole country to run! And whatever you do, don't cause more problems.
    And we can solve at least one problem by recycling!
    best wishes,

    January 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  116. Alexandria:)

    I think Obama is going to be good in the State Of Union...........

    January 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  117. Philip

    The State of The Union may not be perfect, but then again, nothing is. As the republicans blame Obama for his mistakes, we should look at his accomplishments. He is supporting middle class workers, taxing the wealthy but not the poor. We learn from our mistakes, and build on our accomplishments.

    January 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm |
  118. Bethany

    One thing that Obama said is right, which is a first from him: The whereabouts of the economy should be up to the American people.
    The twisted thing about this statement, though, is that it is coming from him. The government needs to stop lying to the People and make a decision because loose ends won't do anything for us. We need to tie them up, but when that happens we shouldn't stop and try to think of a good knot to use. Just pick one that works and go for it!

    January 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  119. Michele

    I think the state of the union could be a lot better.

    January 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  120. Kasey

    I think that Obama is making a big mistake building the high speed railway. He might say his is going to do all of thoes things but will he carry out what he says. If he doesnt then that is just lying to the American people.

    January 31, 2010 at 12:29 am |
  121. Carrie

    The state of the union is NOT great. Our economy is still suffering and the president thinks that taxing the middle to wealthy class and giving money to the people that are struggling is not going to solve that. THIS IS NOT COMMUNISM. Our founding fathers started us out with a republic. WORK for what you get. Not everyone is going to be equal and you know what? That's life. So I think the president needs to stop trying to give government handouts and start really trying to follow the system of government set-up by our forefathers. It worked for them. Minor changes and adjustments can be made, but if Obama continues, we'll end up a communistic nation before you know it. And it's sad because the youth of America is growing up to believe the liberal messages that dominate most of the media (no offense..). But having un-educated youth will lead America down a bad path. We need to learn to keep up with the news, learn the facts, and be educated about our government. It has really become corrupt, yet so few people my age know that.

    January 31, 2010 at 12:35 am |
  122. Molly

    Obama said his first priority is jobs, so the first thing to do is regulate outsourcing, especially that of companies that received stimulus funds. Outsourcing labor is in some cases inhumane, and completely Un-American. That will definitely create jobs, and stop the exploitation of children in some third world countries. On the downside, it will probably also raise the prices on many things because of fair wage regulations in the U.S. The question then remains, is it okay for big businesses to make mostly profit at the expense of both Americans and the children working for three cents an hour in their sweatshops?

    January 31, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  123. Teller

    The state of the union is bad, but government partisanship and lack of respect are the problem. I believe that in decades before ours discipline and respect for elders and perseverance to move forward in commitments encouraged a strong economy. I think that we need to reform our disciplinary system. The founders wrote in the constitution,"(Freedom) from cruel and unusual punishment" but these rights shouldn't extend to children. I have been disciplined severely, but I have learned that this is the basis to keeping commitments and such.

    January 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  124. Teller

    We send work out to China because of the low labor cost. Anyone think about lowering the minimum wage, and bring work back to the US? We need to compete with China, not whine because they offer better prices.

    January 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  125. Bakasadan

    The state of the union speech was ok. I watched it. He just yelled commands. He didn't show any detailed steps. These things usually take time.

    January 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm |
  126. Andy

    America needs to learn how to walk if anybody wants the country to get better because mommy is leaving soon.

    January 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
  127. Andy

    Obama is a great help in small things but he needs to remember that our economy is bad and he needs to start helping or else we might look weak and get walkeed all over.

    January 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  128. Krystina

    I think the econmy could be a lot better but keep it up Obama. You're off to a good start. Even though we may be in debt we [america] can handle it, we are a strong nation not to be torn apart. 🙂

    January 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  129. Natalie

    Currently the state of the union is in a down fall. Just as it seems to be getting back up again, it falls right down. Obama says he'll do so many things, but when it comes to it he isn't doing anything. Where are all the jobs that were supposed to have been made with the stimulus bill money? That's right they haven't been made. Don't get me wrong Obama is working hard at times, but his ideas I don't believe will make a difference in the state of the union.

    January 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  130. tabitha

    this state of union is okay but it has been better. It was better before obama was in office.

    February 1, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  131. Stephanie

    0.o ummm we should help our country not go out and help others. i think that we need to do our business here and THEN help other countries.

    February 1, 2010 at 9:20 am |
  132. Richard

    I think the state of the union is bad I guess. I don't understand the question? What do you think?


    February 1, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  133. Ronak

    I think that the state of the union address was very but that is not the main issue. The main issue is that if Obama can fix the economy which is what he said in the speech. The problem is that I dont think that Obama con do what he said. We will see what he does.

    February 1, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  134. Sheryl

    I think that even though Obama is a very good president, we stil have a lot of room for improvement! And i know we can do it because we are a strong country and we gone this far! Go Obama!!!!!!!!!

    February 1, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  135. michelle

    the state of union right now is okay but it could be alot better, barack obama hasnt been in office a very long time so maybe he will make it better soon.

    February 1, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  136. Abby

    No, I don't think that the state is of the union because every single state is doing something different all the time and if we are going to be a union we have to stick together.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  137. Melodie

    The state of the union is doing BAD. People are suffering from loss of houses, food, and their job. The economy is doing not so good of a job and China should really be hepling us fight for our country but that really depends on the country and how high and low we are.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  138. Rachel

    The State of the Union is not good. It could be better. The economy is doing okay because we peple are loosing their jobs, taxes are going up higher, and more. When people loose their jobs, people are making less money. When taxes go up higher, people are loosing money.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  139. Bincy

    I dont think that the state of union is in the best place right now and it needs a lot of improving. We should definetly help Hati, but there needs to be a lot of work to be done so the economy can improve.

    I dont htink that the state of union is in the best place right now becaues i dont see that much inprovment in our econonmy and the jobs that people are losing. It will need a lot of work to be done.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  140. Nate

    If what Barack Obama said about how he's going to change our economy and fix it all, i would like to see it to believe it.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  141. innis

    when President Obama gave his state of the union address he had some good ideas to boost the economy and job loss but it is up to him to carry through on what he says or this could just be another loss to our government

    February 1, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  142. Leslie

    Well the state of union is going ok but Obama and the goverment could do alot to make it better.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  143. Nick

    Since we've been shipping jobs to other countries their economy has been prospering while america is being brought to it's knees. We got ourselves into this mess and I think we should be the ones getting ourselves out of it instead of looking to other countries to help.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  144. Lizzy

    Obama is trying to do as much as possible, but its going to take a lot more than that. There are way too many people that dont have jobs. If our country stays like this, a lot of things will be wrong.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  145. Reid

    obama did an awful job with his speech. he skipped major parts and questions. he is not well fit to be a president

    February 1, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  146. Samantha

    I think the government should do more. Obama says he is going to fix the problem but I believe he needs to start taking his word for it. We are in a recession and not much is being done. I feel for the people of Haiti, but using our money to fix there problem will only make things worse.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  147. Feyi

    The State of the Union isn't all that bad. it could definetly be better but it is nothing to worry about.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  148. McKinley

    I think the State of the Union Adress should be changed. It is not horrible, but it is not great either. Although our President is trying, he is not approatching some of the issues correctly. He needs to rethink his plans. The way he is leading our country, today, is to a socialist/ communist country. Our founding fathers faught for our freedoms so we would be able to have/do everything ourselves, but President Obama is taking us away from our freedoms and closer to the socialist/ communist ways.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  149. Abby

    I think we are doing good but it could and should be better since we a a country that people look up to. I think if we should just put more jobs up for less pay so we could still afford it and the economy would become mor stable.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  150. Claire

    The economy is so confusing right now I'm not sure if anyone knows exactly what is going on. I know there are some issues, but Mr.Obama is working to fix them even if sometimes he doesn't succeed. How would you feel if everyone were pressuring you to make a major decsion? I am not saying I like what Obama is doing, but I respect him anyways.

    February 1, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  151. Lyndon

    I think Obama could do alot better but he still just the Pres. and doesnt have as much power as poeple think. no matter what decision he makes he has to get it past congress. He should conserve spending, and try to lower the twelve trillion dollars debt.

    February 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  152. Shelbe

    Obama talked a good game but as i recently found out his motives could be much better

    February 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  153. Chandler

    O.k.~ first of all people all over the world want to be like us, we are like their role model! And what kind of role model are we being right now! It's great that we are sending jobs to places that need them more. But right now before we send anymore out we need to get our economy back up and running! And if we don't get our economy back up and running the whole world will go into a recession! And when we do get back up and running we can get back to sending out jobs.....just not as many as we were so we can keep some jobs here!

    February 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  154. lola

    The state of the union is bad, but government partisanship and lack of respect are the problem. I believe that in decades before ours discipline and respect for elders and perseverance to move forward in commitments encouraged a strong economy. I think that we need to reform our disciplinary system. The founders wrote in the constitution,"(Freedom) from cruel and unusual punishment" but these rights shouldn't extend to children. We send work out to China because of the low labor cost. Anyone think about lowering the minimum wage, and bring work back to the US? We need to compete with China, not whine because they offer better prices.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  155. Erin

    Obama is trying really hard to help us but he needs to take it one step at a time. Like going back to kindergarden, when you would play with blocks, he needs to make sure they are stable first. Taxing the wealthy would be a good idea since they have money instead of taking money from jobless and less wealthy Americans.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  156. daniel

    noone of this is obama's fault. he was elected at the same time that this was already happening. However i do hink he could do better...

    February 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  157. Nate

    Karina I totaly agree with your statement " I think if the president tries it could be better" thats sooooooo true he has put way to little effort into our nation

    February 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm |
  158. Josh

    The union isn't doing horrible right now, but it could definitely be better, especially with the job loss we have right now.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
  159. Bianca

    I just wanted to say, everybody seems to disapointed in America. Well if you think the American economy is bad, or just plain the laws or the country, look at Haiti, or Iran, or just about any other country and you will see how well off we are. Everybody in this world seems bent on complaining, why can't we just realize how good things are? At least the unemployment rate isn't twenty percent, or even fifteen. At least the majority of us have food at the table. I agree that Obama could to better, but who couldn't? I think he is doing the best he can, every president has done the best they can. I do not get why so many people have to complain and whine.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm |
  160. Elise

    I am not finding my first comment posted, so I will say it again. We are in too much debt. We cannot afford to get into more. Billions of dollars, and we're still spending. We need to focus on paying debt, instead of getting into more. We are already in so much we will not be able to pay it off for generations. We need to do better!

    February 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  161. Courtney :D

    i dont think the president is doing anything at all

    February 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  162. Courtney :D

    he is just ignoring the fact that we're running out of jobs and the economy is not where it's suppost to be......

    February 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  163. Courtney :D

    he needs to listen to the people

    February 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  164. Brock

    Half and half. I mean the bad side is the wars going on(as if we call it hatetrid), the ecomny, people ding from Swine Flu, health care ,and the eaarthquak in Hati :(. The good side is we are helping people all over Hati and we have an outstanding presedent.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  165. Connor

    The state union is not great. I think so because they are makeing taxes higher.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  166. Zach

    I think state of the union is where the president talks about what is happening tao the u.s. Obama is great!

    February 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  167. alexandra

    I think that they can do a better .
    Obama is doing a good job but he can do better.
    We are making too much money and wasting it also.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  168. jordan

    i think it was a good speeh

    February 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  169. Robert

    i think that the state of the union could be alot better

    February 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  170. david

    i think that obama was saying to much of what he thought about and he wasint focusing on the stuff that must be done

    February 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  171. Elise

    I have to agree with Bianca. We should look at the good things about our country, not complain about the bad things. We should be aware of the bad things, however, just not bring so much attention to them. COncentrate on the good things. Good point, Bianca.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  172. Angelica

    I think that he did a great with his speech,and I agree with him.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  173. Jeong

    I think the state of the union wasn't that bad. But I think Obama should focus on schools more.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  174. ABBY

    I dont agree with this because Obama is wanting to make schools longer and every kid is scared and worried and he for right now is thinking about it for a very long time and not even mentioning it!!

    February 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  175. ANDREW

    I think the state of the union is a group that gets together with the president and desides things.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  176. Fallyn

    I think that the President is doing a good job. I do think that he needs to end the war.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  177. Michelle


    February 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  178. shelisa

    I think that president Obama is trying his best to fix the economy,but it might take a little bit longer and we should be more patient.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  179. Candy

    Most people think that the united state is a country of hope for all people. But instead the united is in a debt and the people are in trouble. They lost their jobs and there hope of the president.

    February 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  180. April

    I believe that if Obama is telling Congress what to do we shouldn't be mad...he's only following the rules of the Constitution. And Obama may be making up some crazy things but it may turn out good in the end.

    February 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  181. Candy

    We send works out to China but not thinking how this could cause our country in a big debt. Even though everyone wants to save money but by sending the work to China is not helping you. When you send the work to China it cause the workers in the united states to lower down. And when the workers don't have any jobs they trying to buy less. And when they don't use their money, you won't get money. It is a cause and effect cycle. It will never end.

    February 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  182. David

    If we can create work for the un-employed our economy will be on the fast track to sucess

    February 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  183. Marco

    I think the economy is real bad right now,Obama's plans for how to fix the economy is alright but he should continue trying to help the problems the economy is facing right now instead of making MORE problems for the future...

    February 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  184. trisha

    i dont agree with what obama said the state of the union.he should be helping latin people ESPECIALLY.

    February 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  185. togo

    i think we should make jobs so people without jobs can be well off..

    February 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  186. Keolina

    I think our state of the union was better last year but not good enough. it's not just presidents Obama's fault that our economy is so bad and he IS trying to make it better. He should just start out with small steps to make our economy better instead of taking big leaps for example he has had a chance to stop the war in Iraq but hasn't. He needs to rethink his plans.

    February 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  187. Brooke

    I think the government needs to take a step back. The Constitution says, "We the People" not, "We the Government." Our country should be lead by the people and for the people, and not by the government.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  188. cody :)

    i feel that obama is doing his best but the health care situation is a little bad though other then that i say he is doing just fine

    February 2, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  189. AJ

    I don't like obmas ideas

    February 2, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  190. frankie

    obama and the econamy should start acting like adults insteadf being three year olds

    February 2, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  191. Patrick

    Obama has done a little to help our country with the economy and unemployment, but i think he is more of the talk and not action. If he Does more action his approval rate will go up.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  192. Treyvon

    I think obama is doing a great gob of telling the truth.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  193. Barri

    i think presedent Obama is tring his best to do whatever he can to keep everyone safe and sound

    February 2, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  194. sydney

    I think they should make more so other people can make more money.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  195. hannah

    It stinks

    February 2, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  196. julia

    I think that people we should make new jobs for the un-employed to pay off there taxes or to feed the hungary!!!

    February 2, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  197. jordan

    I think it stinks.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  198. anel

    giving money to the the counrty isnt gonna fix anything , obama should get on his feet and make programs to help out with the economy

    February 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  199. Jackson

    The State of the Union adress is not a speech so much about the current state of the union but what is going to be the state of the union, what we need to do and what were going to do. many think about only what is going on and dont think about what is neccesary to help it continue growing. We need to stop complaining like a bunch of 7th graders and start helping the people in charge of helping us. Food for thought.

    February 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  200. Frahlince

    The Union? If it would create more jobs, then my family could finally afford to watch television.

    February 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  201. Jimmy

    obama is going to destroy the US if he keeps this up...

    February 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  202. cody

    IT STINKS we need more jobs the U.S. is losing a lot of jobs. we have more people losing jobs each day then we have getting jobs. most jobs are restricted to specific people. we don't need to be picky we need to get people into jobs no mater what they are.

    February 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  203. Daphne

    Don't you think they would be making more jobs if they could? They're doing the best they can!

    February 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  204. Alyssa

    I think that president Obama needs to work harder. from my opinion is t5hat he is just making it worse.

    February 3, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  205. Kevin

    Just more bla bla bla! It seems that there is no end to either Democrat’s or Republican's give away programs to war mongers and socialists. The government should have never given a cent to anyone in the banks or in foreclosure. The solution to the housing market was and still is to force the banks to lower interest rates to 3% or 50% less then what the average rates has been for the last 6 years, then only cover banks losses when they start to occur and gradually raise the rates as the economy recovers; then out properties would not have been devaluated! This reduction in mortgage rates should be available to anyone who owns a residential property for personal or investment ownership! The only money that should be funded for jobs should be to repair City, State, and Federal roads, bridges, dams, and infrastructure! Nothing should be given to non-profit groups or any other welfare program or government pensions, healthcare, or government, or union entitlements! What you reward you get; so rewarding welfare and the deadbeats losing their homes is only supporting the creation of more deadbeats! Those of us who have managed our money correctly are the only ones not being rewarded; when we are the only ones who deserve reward! .

    February 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  206. David

    I think Obama is doing an ok job but we do need to work on some things.

    February 3, 2010 at 3:57 pm |
  207. Morgan

    The state of the union was a complete bust because Obama is just a good speech maker and wont do half of what he is promising our country. I do not like Obama in the least I think he should be focusing on other problems.

    February 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  208. Songhao

    Obama is at least good at making public speech.

    February 4, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  209. Caitlin

    Though Obama called it about as painful as a root canal, if it makes the economy better, I can't be any happier. Still, it would help if that anesthesia kicked in a bit faster. 😛 Many people are getting a bit cranky!

    February 5, 2010 at 10:49 am |
  210. brenna

    some states have separate laws and some laws go almost against one another ,some go together but most don't, they are bound by the main laws but the minor laws don't conect states like they should.

    February 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  211. Lily

    I honestly think that the state of the union is... OKAY!!! I think that the economy and other things could be better, like the war in Iraq, which are things Obama talked about. But until he actually does fix all of these things, the state ofthe union will stay in the middle.

    February 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  212. Xavier

    Obama, during the state of the union, kept on commenting on how america needs to be number one, has to be on top, and all powerful. Thats not right, our constitution states "all men are created equal", yet we are supposed to belive that we are better than all of the other countries in this world, if you ask me thats positivly ridiculous. If he is to enforce the constitution, there needs no hipocracracy in this matter, by the constitution, he is violating every non- american.

    February 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  213. Mercedes

    I think that the state of the union adress was okay, I have seen that he was trying to do better in the united states. i trust that Obama will good go asa a president

    February 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  214. Julian

    President Obama came into the office at the worst time, and he is trying to get this country to the way it used to be, and its only been a year. It needs time to get this country back to usual.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:25 am |
  215. Sasha

    Or economy stinks! I hope Obama does something fast!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  216. kaden

    i feel that in this time we needed a president like bill clinton i wasnt way impressed with him but he sat down and talked to people as well as jfk but obama needs to be open to both partys start listneing and talking with citizens and talking with economic experts and being ready for the storm cause were not out of this yet.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  217. Bryce

    Obama needs to seriously step up andtake responibility for his actions,all he does is talk about how everything will get better,and its not much better at all. And he said he would bring the troops out of Iraq by Feb. ,but he sent more troops to Afganistan.....

    February 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  218. josh

    Obama is doing a very good job I did vote for him but maybe he should work on paying off det. I feel he is doing a great job

    February 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  219. Lakiisha

    The government needs to pay off this debt. Then we the Americans could build a budget to maintain our economy.

    February 17, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  220. Miranna

    R ppl gong to do smthng abt the ecnmy tdy ppl nd to do smthg abt it.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  221. sarah

    the state of the union address is really important when it comes to informing the people or the USA. We all want to know what the government is doing, and how it is effecting us. It is evident that people aren't pleased with where our economy is at the moment, so people want to know what the president (and the government) are going to do about it!!!!

    February 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  222. Seth

    Obama promised a lot. it is turning out that few if any of his big plans are carrying through. I think people are seeing Obama for who he really is. A socialist.

    February 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  223. Kylie

    Everyone is in different situations and need different things and advice. I think the President should take some of the advice and conflict and put it to uses! Find people and ask them what they think should happen and the over all say in about the same thing should be used. If our country is all about we the people then we the people should help decide what happens or atleast have a say/ give the president a direction to go in.

    February 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  224. Raymond

    i think obama is not thinking of all the people in the U.S. when he is doing the health care bill. Every body would probably agree with me about this. nobody is going to be able to pay for the health care and the people that really need to se the doctor will have to suffer, unlike all the rich people in the United States have enough money to pay for the darn health care. they will use it over something that is not so seriusly wrong with them like a paper cut how pethetic is that.

    March 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  225. rhea

    obama is doing a good job in office. he is trying his best but everyone wants their problems solved at they same time.

    March 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  226. Ash

    I don't think that our economy is ever going to correct itself. It is not Obama's fault. It just is way out of our hands.

    March 5, 2010 at 2:07 am |
  227. andrew

    I think that he is trying his best and i know there is a reason he is where he is[good or bad].

    March 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  228. balentin

    the state of the union is very important b/c we can see new solutions to our problems

    March 11, 2011 at 10:28 am |