I've seen a ton of State of the Union Adresses over the years, I even remember when it was STANDARD to "Start out with the "State we are in, as "Mr. Speaker, I stand under these honored halls to say the State of our Union is RECOVERING" is what I had hoped he'd say. I might call it recovering, although I don't see it better unless you count the people spent everything to survive, paid off all their credit cards and now using credit cards to pay bills, giving a false confindense in the idea, maybe people are really explained through consumer confidence. Well, let's hope. But Strong, unless you count the Defense which is second to none, but he mentioned cutting Defense Spend and that's me.
I see tough times ahead for the Federal Employee, my kind is likely the last generation because everything in the government will be contracted in less than 10 years. That creates a window that I hope many of my kind weather downsizing or reassignment.
I have to go until March 2029 to retire - cross your fingers for us. I'm proud to do what I do and proud of who I do it for. I still wish he'd had called it "recovering" Strong was not a good word.