Tonight, President Barack Hussein Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address. For the first time, he will be addressing a Congress that is controlled by Republicans in both chambers.
President Obama has a lot to be proud of: 58 straight months of job growth, unemployment at 5.6 percent, economic growth at an 11-year high, and millions insured under The Affordable Care Act – the greatest accomplishment of his presidency.
Tonight, the President will share his vision for America’s future, and for his final two years as President. He has already given us a preview in announcements, speeches and online presentations over the last few weeks and months. Foremost is his Executive Action on immigration. The President understands the need to move on Immigration Reform, and that if Congress is unwilling to pass a comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, he must act alone to do what he can for the millions of immigrants now living our country. Another exciting development is the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba. No President in the last 50 years has dared to challenge the status quo when it comes to Cuba. The embargo against Cuba was originally put in place to force the Castro regime out of power, and return democracy to the island. When 50 plus years of isolation didn’t work, President Obama decided to try something different. Most Republicans are vehemently opposed to this action, so the President must be doing something right!
Another bold proposal is to provide two FREE years of community college to students. This really has the conservatives riled up, because a more educated electorate tends to vote for Democrats.
Also on the agenda is a tax reform proposal that would help the middle class with tax cuts, while eliminating tax loopholes for the very wealthiest, and changing the tax rules for trust funds, among other changes to the tax code.
Even with a Republican majority in Congress, there is a lot the President can do, and will do. I STAND WITH OUR PRESIDENT.
Barack Obama has his work cut out for him in the last two years of his Presidency, but if the three months since the mid-term elections are any indication, President Obama is anything BUT a Lame Duck.