My friends and I watched the State of the Union Address last night. I was pleased with how it went. Unlike the lovely republican hopefuls, Mr. Obama didn't say anything that made me roll me eyes or glare at the computer. I agree with most of what he said, and I hope that he can make it happen. The list of things he wants to accomplish in the next year is long, but I hope that he will be able to hold congress to it. I think that he has a lot of good ideas, and I want to give him more time to see them through. Also, I'm still trying to decide whether this statement is an intentional dig at Romney, or if they just use similar phrases to talk about similar topics.
When Americans talk about folks like me paying my fair share of taxes, it's not because they envy the rich. It's because they understand that when I get tax breaks I don't need and the country can't afford, it either adds to the deficit, or somebody else has to make up the difference - like a senior on a fixed income; or a student trying to get through school; or a family trying to make ends meet. That's not right. Americans know it's not right. -Obama, SOTUThere are a lot of words in English, and it makes sense that sometimes they would overlap. But this is politics we're talking about, so I don't know.
Moving on from politics, I'm looking forward to today. I only have 2 classes, then 3 hours of work. There's a basketball game tonight, so I get to play the trombone! Honestly, I get so excited about that, still. I hope the thrill never wears off.