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All of those “spoilers” released by the White House in the weeks leading up to President Obama’s scheduled State of the Union Tuesday sure were annoying. I mean, it seems rather pointless to watch the speech now, right?

Because of the GOP’s control of both chambers of Congress, the same can be said for a few of the initiatives Obama was expected to bring up, including his old idea to limit contributions in tax-advantaged retirement accounts to about $3.4 million.

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