Obama Wants to Hear From Ellicott City Patch Readers

First the State of the Union, then, the State of Patch-land. The president is soliciting questions from you.

The White House has asked Patch to extend an invitation to our readers to submit questions to the President and his administration. The White House will pick five questions from across Patch and respond via video. 

(We're not quite sure if the President, himself, will answer).

How often does the President ask Ellicott City residents what they think?


Let's get his attention. All you have to do is provide the following:

  • Name of person submitting question
  • City, State
  • Twitter handle of submitter (if applicable)
  • Your question

You can add them to our comment section or send them directly to me at brandie@patch.com 

The deadline is noon tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The State of the Union Address is set to begin tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. It will be on most broadcast channels and you can also watch it live online.

Maybe it will leave you with questions.

Maybe Patch can get those questions answered.

oldmantroy January 25, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Its oldmantroy, not oldnantroy. you are soooo dumb
MG42 January 25, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Just a typo, d-bag. Simmer down.
George Spencer January 25, 2012 at 08:27 PM
1st~ As an independent for 52 yrs I vote for who makes sense and relates to challenges of average citizens, the country & follows Constitution guidelines to operate our democracy. 2nd~ With exception of a few items, it seemed like the president's state of union articulated same themes as GOP candidates. I thought something odd about this ~ including his disclosure of his demonstrated inability to get the members of his own party to support his initiatives when they controlled congress and now to support him. One can be smart, but if your colleagues shun you, they render you ineffective. 3rd~ In regards to GOP candidates, I thinking purely of getting the job done ~ if we were possible to wrap all 3 into 1~ good chance to pull the country out of it’s slump in short order. ~Romney could develop plans to clear waste, create efficiencies and creative initiatives to generate business and revenues and thus jobs ~Newt could work the inside to get them implemented & ~Paul the watchdog to assure they did not stray outside the boundaries of the intent of the constitution. Hopefully, as the GOP begins to narrow to 1 candidate, it will combine the themes of all 3 and articulate a 4 yr plan forward for US. I believe both parties will grab on to a 4 yr plan (parties already have similar themes as articulated by Obama’s). In the end they all have a chance to be winners and create a better environment for constituents.
TomP January 25, 2012 at 09:49 PM
I watched with interest last night as Mr. Obama tried desperately to get his constituency excited about all that he might do if just given four more years to extend and expand the supposedly marvelous accomplishments of the past three years. Let's start with the central theme of "fairness". Just once, would some one define for me what would be the "fair" tax rate? Currently, the segment of the population receiving the most benefit from the federal government is paying no income taxes at all. I think that those of us that are paying at least some percentage of our income in taxes should DEMAND that these sloths pay the same rate that we are paying. I'm perfectly willing to accept a lesser percentage from someone whose income is orders of magnitude greater than mine, but paying nothing, well, it's just not fair!
oldmantroy January 26, 2012 at 03:45 AM
I tell it like it is douchebag


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