By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead With DDW
This week’s question: What did you think of President Clinton’s State of the union Address.
"The President presented a cornucopia of requests and promises. Only with a perfect relationship of bipartisanship in Congress will we be able to provide America wth the utopian smorgasbord, making promise of a more perfect union for all of us."
"The speech was too long and too expensive but he wants us to face the many challenges of the 21st Century. He wants a better life for all Americans. Every one of us needs to contribute our best."
"I agree with two parts, particularly. the Medicare drug prescription needs to be extended. there are many seniors who don’t qualify for Medicaid and medicines are costly. i was also happy to hear of some of the advances of scientific discoveries in the health field."
"Watching the President and the G.O.P. reply, I can’t help wishing that both parties would get together and agree on a non-partisan agenda on the most important issues that face us all in Medicare, education, Social Security, responsibility and crime."
"Clinton challenged Congress to stop being so partisan and pass the Patient’s Bill of rights and save Social Security and Medicare. Clinton is right—these are not Democratic or Republican issues, they are American issues."
"There’s not much hope for any of us as long as the political parties are determined that they want to run it their way. His speech promised pie-in-the-sky but the President’s time is limited. It would be gtod if once in a while they would agree to give in to help all of us."