I give Obama's speech a generous 1/10 by Joel B. Pollak 12 Feb 2013 post a comment Share This: In my State of the Union preview, I listed 10 questions to which Americans had the right to demand answers. Obama only touched on one of them, briefly--namely, the rising cost of health care. He correctly pointed out that the rate of growth in health care costs has slowed, though the recession is arguably the major factor there. I'll be generous, and give him 1/10. A failing grade. But hey--Marco Rubio might need media training. So there.