Wednesday, January 25, 2012

POLITICAL FIX: PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (VIDEO) + THE PRESIDENT STYLES ON J.O.S.ERS

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Last night (Jan. 24) during President Obama's State of the Union Address, the President went through his proverbial check-list of goals he's accomplished since taking office in 2009 as well as mapped out his future plans for the country.


Check out the video of the President's State of the Union Address after the break!

Rep. Gabrielle Gifford who was honored at last night State of the Union Address, plans to resign from her position at the close of business today (Jan. 24).

For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. Most of al Qaeda's top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban's momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home. 
In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly four million jobs. And we lost another four million before our policies were in full effect. 
Those are the facts. But so are these. In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than three million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005. American manufacturers are hiring again, creating jobs for the first time since the late 1990s. Together, we've agreed to cut the deficit by more than $2 trillion.  
On the day I took office, our auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Some even said we should let it die. With a million jobs at stake, I refused to let that happen. In exchange for help, we demanded responsibility. We got workers and automakers to settle their differences. We got the industry to retool and restructure. Today, General Motors is back on top as the world's number one automaker. Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company. Ford is investing billions in U.S. plants and factories. And together, the entire industry added nearly 160,000 jobs. 
Right now, our most immediate priority is stopping a tax hike on 160 million working Americans while the recovery is still fragile. People cannot afford losing $40 out of each paycheck this year. There are plenty of ways to get this done. So let's agree right here, right now: No side issues 
The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive. No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What's at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them. 
I'm a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more.

To sum things up, President Obama laid down his blueprint for where he wants to take the nation and his 2013 campaign, while throwing long over-due subliminal jabs at josers (jealous ones STILL envy) like Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, while Speaker of the House, John Boehner did what he does best...hate from the sidelines!

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