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Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The Republican response will be given by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Before you watch the speeches, get the facts:

• Since the last SOTU, the economy has created 1.9 million private sector jobs. [Source]

• The top 1 percent take home 24 percent of the nation’s income, up from about 9 percent in 1976. [Source]

• Private sector job creation under Obama in 2011 was larger than seven out of the eight years Bush was president. [Source]

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  1. V., and the republicans in their total lack of irony, awareness, and their unmatched cynicism chose a man who was bush w’s budget director to deliver their rebuttal. a man who had a direct hand in the destruction of our economy – and, by extension, the world economy. yeah, they have the answers all right. and thanks for sending my Gingrich piece out. continue…

    January 25, 2012 at 4:53 am

    • It is an honor I think your piece encapsulates our current political situation and all the requisite nuances…And it would be laughable if I wasn’t scared to death about the potential of a Newt in the highest office…for that matter any of the Repiublicans make me want to cringe. And do continue with your great articles.

      January 25, 2012 at 4:58 am

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