Yes the president made darn good speech but like any speech, made by any politician, one is first enamored by the emotional tone,the fire the energy, and the rhetoric and promises that make us feel good, when times are bad! And like any speech made by any politician, local or national, it is wise for the electorate, to read and anlayze the speech, clearly, dispassionately and objectivly. The president snuck in this thing about messing with medicaid, and medicare. The high costs of medicaid and medicare come from Nixon's grand creation of public extortion the HMO's get rid of or put in check the HMOs and 30 cents of every dollar spent is saved, as in "no cuts needed" so what does that have to do with jobs creation? Open free trade agreements with Panama, South Korea,etc. etc won't provide any jobs for anyone in this nation, other then corporate emissaries and overseers, and what jobs they do porvide for folks there would retun workers to colonial conditions; no unions, and no environmental protection Aint no economist gotta tell African Americans what "free trade" really means, becuase that is how, we got here, the big question is why are they still using that term, instead of "Fair Trade"?