Rising blood pressure
President Barak Obama's State of the Union address caused my blood pressure to fluctuate.
Average Americans are not looking at our country's problems through rose-colored glasses. We are being realistic. We know that our economy is insecure. It is obvious to most of us that the Taliban and al Qaeda are a big threat to our national security.
As far as Iran is concerned, we are wondering if it really intends to scale back on production of nuclear weapons.
2014 is the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Yet, according to the Washington Post food stamps are needed to keep 4 million people out of poverty.
A number of citizens have searched for jobs and have not found them. Many people have taken part-time employment in order to survive.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has pointed out that children from one parent homes are more likely to live in poverty. They also receive less education, especially if they have unmarried parents, according to national surveys.
The fact remains that our U.S. government has grown too large. In addition, we are facing uncertainty over immigration reforms, attitudes toward military deployment, providing adequate health insurance, improving a faltering economy and establishing a better cooperation between our Senate and House. Meanwhile Obama is acting on his own.
Helen Ruth Arnold,