Re: The State of the Union address.
What is wrong with expressing a broad vision of the future? If we can't even set goals then we get caught up in details that seemingly go nowhere. Far from being "cutesy," as writer called it, it is an important aid as to where we want the nation to go.
Instead of constantly repeating the mantra of "no new taxes," "no big government," "no - whatever," I would appreciate one major speech from the GOP that outlined Republicans' goals for education, health care, insurance coverage, wage equality, Cuba relations, etc. It can't just be "Don't change anything."
I believe that most of the issues raised in the president's speech resonate with a large majority of the American public. It's just a matter off getting there. Some issues, such as Cuba, are no-brainers; I don't see any tax issue there, but because it was Obama who reached out, the GOP feels it must object.
As in upgrading your house, some items can be done with little major outlay of capital; just roll up your sleeves and get to work. However, that new granite countertop is going to require a little new money!