Obama to Stress Jobs in State of Union Address
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address will tackle the economy even if the current events suggest the president should talk about the national debate over gun control. The economy is still struggling to find its footing and millions of Americans are still out of work.
President Obama will take the time to lay out his measures and proposals that will bolster the job creation and put the economy on an upward trend. The president wants to expand his agenda but the economy remains a major stumble block on his path of building a second term legacy.
Most of Americans want to hear the president talk about gun violence. First lady Michelle Obama will sit next to the parents of a Chicago teenager who was killed just two days after she performed at the president’s inauguration.
22 House members have invited people who are affected by gun violence. This was according to Representative Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island. Republican Representative Steve Stockman of Texas said that he invited Ted Nugent, who is a long time gun control opponent who said he would end up dead or in jail if President Obama won a second term.
These are the type of debates that President Obama faces in his second term. The economic plan the president will discuss will contain a lot of elements Americans have heard before. It would contain energy development, manufacturing, and education. The economic talk would remind people of the president’s unfulfilled promise in his first term.
The violent murders of 26 people at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school last December changed President Obama’s priorities and push guns up the list that also included a new drive to overhaul the immigration law. As the president addresses gun violence, expect the cameras to pan towards the many faces in the crowd. Each one has a story tat could influence the debate.