Obama's state of the union address was a bloated mess of logical contradictions and inane platitudes. He paid lip service to free enterprise while advocating massive government intervention in the economy. He spoke of coping with the nation's catastrophic budget deficit while the members cheered his promise to save and preserve Leviathan's most egregious offender: social security and medicare/medicaid. He proposed spending cuts of $400 billion over 5 years which is less than 1/3 of the federal budget deficit THIS YEAR. At one point, he promised to veto any bill containing so-called earmarks to the smug guffaws of the gluttonous House members. He showed no grasp of the government's role in causing and sustaining the economic crisis nor does he have any sense of the magnitude of the catastrophe being wrought by the Federal Reserve's system's inflation of the money supply. His foreign policy rhetoric remains, as Niall Ferguson once described it: "a Facebook entry."
In short, nothing has changed.
I went to Wikipeida and looked up a pie chart of the federal government budget. By my 30 seconds of reckoning, you could cut the budget by about 75% in one day by limiting the government to its proper function, the protection of individual rights. The Department of Defense is 19% of the budget, the Department of Justice is 1.5%, and the interest on the national debt is 5%. Ok, 74.5%.