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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:52 AM

Obama to lay out proposals - "a fair shake for all" - address economy in State of the Union

Obama to lay out proposals, address economy in State of the Union
From Jessica Yellin, CNN Chief White House Correspondent

updated 6:00 AM EST, Tue January 24, 2012

Washington (CNN) -- In his last State of the Union speech before the 2012 election, President Barack Obama will pitch a series of proposals and will address the topics of economic inequality and a government that should ensure "a fair shake for all."

A Democratic source briefed on the latest draft of the speech said Obama's proposals will include:

-- Tax reform so that wealthy Americans pay more and the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 expire

-- More refinancing for homeowners in trouble

-- Additional tax breaks for companies that bring back jobs to the United States

-- More clean energy incentives

-- Enhanced education and job-training initiatives, especially for high school graduates seeking technical degrees

-- Establishment of the so-called "Buffett Rule" that would set a minimum tax rate for people earning more than $1 million.

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http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/24/politics/state-of-the-union/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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Reply Obama to lay out proposals - "a fair shake for all" - address economy in State of the Union (Original post)
jefferson_dem Jan 2012 OP
newfie11 Jan 2012 #1
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #2
Skidmore Jan 2012 #3
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #4
NNN0LHI Jan 2012 #5
Skidmore Jan 2012 #6
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #8
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #9
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #10
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #11
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #13
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #15
jefferson_dem Jan 2012 #12
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #14
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #16
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #19
Ichingcarpenter Jan 2012 #7
L0oniX Jan 2012 #17
hfojvt Jan 2012 #18

Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:09 AM

1. and then there is congress

I can only hope enough dems get elected to see these things passed.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:15 AM

2. NOt running on his record?

Given the treacherous state of the economy, the president's campaign aides are attempting to make the theme of the upcoming election a choice about the role of government and the future of the middle class -- not a referendum on the president's handling of the economy.


So he doesn't want to run on his record? Even I'm surprised. I wonder if they are even more worried about the european debt crisis than I am.



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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:20 AM

3. Just when are people going to realize that we have more branches of government than the executive?

And that one of them has been doing nothing while the other has been actively tearing the system apart.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:27 AM

4. Yeah, that's a great hope for the election year

A great strategy for an incumbent president is to run around campaigning on the "it's not my fault" slogan.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:40 AM

5. Yea we should only talk about Republican obstructionism in quiet rooms

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:58 AM

6. So you are just fine with the way Congress has behaved?

How about the Supreme Court? Or are they blameless in your estimation?

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:09 AM

8. I think they didn't force alot of Obama's decisions

Obama needs to run on his record, especially those parts that weren't forced on him by congress. He needs to run on the Auto bailout, the tax cuts, and his foreign policy.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:12 AM

9. I guess record number of filibusters and obstructionism isn't "alot".

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

10. I think he makes more decisions than that

He makes ALOT of decisions.

But I'm sensing you don't think he should run on his own record?

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:21 AM

11. Of course he's going to run on his own record. He has already started to i.e. Tv ads.

The decisions he does make he's scored on passing the most legislation of any president in 3 yrs since LBJ.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

13. Not according to the quote

Given the treacherous state of the economy, the president's campaign aides are attempting to make the theme of the upcoming election a choice about the role of government and the future of the middle class -- not a referendum on the president's handling of the economy.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 AM

15. I never believe these rumors from unnamed sources/aides.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:26 AM

12. Yeah! Why blame skeezy Republicans when we can unfairly smear the Democratic President?!

...Only on DU.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

14. So you don't think

You agree with his advisors that he shouldn't run on his own economic performance?

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:21 AM

16. Which advisors? You wrote campaign aides, and unnamed ones at that.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:51 AM

19. Just quoting the article from the OP

Seems if you accept the article at all, you have to accept the whole article in essence. If you don't accept the article, then the entire premise of the thread is gone.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:09 AM

7. I'd rather see a shakedown, takedown on the banksters and wall street

But it sounds like he's on the right track on electioneering rhetoric.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:28 AM

17. War criminals? What war criminals? Who cares about criminals?

Yea it's ok to lie a nation into a war ...and it's ok for wallstreet to rip off the world too ...no crimes here huh

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:49 AM

18. I hope he changes his definition of "tax reform"

because previously he talked about "lowering rates" and "reducing the number of brackets" and called that "reform".

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