Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Topics

by Rachel Baker on January 19, 2015

The President has been on the road for the past two weeks telling us (if we are paying attention) what he will be addressing in the State of the Union tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 20, 2015). If you haven’t been paying attention, then you can find information on what he will be addressing here and at the links throughout the article.

And let me just say, if you aren’t paying attention, then you really don’t have much of a right to complain; because if you aren’t paying attention, then you aren’t well-informed and thusly, you are complaining for the sake of complaining. Further, if you are only relying on the news (and only one media outlet), then you also are not well-informed; and have no right to complain. Walter Cronkite stopped dictating what we were supposed to think in the 80s, and the internet makes us smarter. So, unless you do your own research, then you are being told how to think about a topic and unless you question it, you are blindly accepting someone else’s view of the world. I would encourage you to read and try to process both sides of all the arguments, not just the one side that sounds good to you. Parce through the information and see what you come up with…you might surprise yourself.

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When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening before a joint session of Congress, the lawmakers seated before him should be familiar with most of his speech. The 30 million-or-so viewers expected to tune into the prime time address should also know what the president’s going to say, if they’ve been following headlines.

That’s because Mr. Obama has spent the past two weeks rolling out his 2015 agenda piece-by-piece, with no fewer than half a dozen events all over the country. It may have taken some of the anticipation out of Tuesday night’s main event, but Mr. Obama is making clear that this year, he’s speaking to the American people as much as Congress.

“Why wait for the State of the Union?” Mr. Obama asked a receptive audience at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 8, when he rolled out a plan for making housing more affordable. “It’s sort of like you’ve got presents under the tree, you kind of start shaking them a little bit. I want to kind of give you a little sense of what I want to talk about.”

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