If we had functioning legacy parties, the SOTU would bear some resemblance to what the people want
If you had to choose one, which would you be willing to change in order to cut government spending?
But we don't, so when Obama delivers the SOTU, we'll be left holding the usual Versailles enema bag. On a thoroughly bipartisan basis.
Oh, and jobs. "Competitiveness" doesn't pay my fuel bill, see?