State of Union

On Tuesday, January 20th the president of the United States gave the State of Union Speech 2015. Many of the proposals seemed quite far fetched, and would most likely be hard to pass in Congress, however his views showed the progression of the nation’s expectations. Right from the beginning, he started off with a positive, more viewer friendly look by having the full transcript of the speech available for all Americans on public news pages and all sorts of social media.The president touched on many topics including higher education, tax reduction, paid leave, and childcare.

His plans for college and higher education in general are very affirmative and affordable.  Many students, smart, talented and financially unstable have a new option for the unfortunate high expenses of college. Obama is hoping to reduce the first two years of community college to as low as “zero” for all students This idea has already been implemented in places such as Tennessee, but they are hoping to spread the idea around the nation. While trying to address many immigrants as well, he is aims to make in state college as well as out of state college the same price. In an interview with the finest youtubers, GloZell Green, Hank Green, and Bethany Mota. he mentioned the importance of education and showed understanding for the stress that young adults go through when trying to pay for college.

Sticking to his ideals of middle class economics he also expressed his opinion about childcare and a women’s role in the workforce. As a part of a low income, middle class family child care is very important and it is the responsibility of a nation as a whole not just a women’s. He plans on cutting taxes about $3000 per child, per year. He also aims for a paid leave for people who need a day off for child care. This is also an issue because the United States is the only country that doesn’t order a paid leave. Obama says, “…and that forces too many parents to make the gut-wrenching choice between a paycheck and a sick kid at home.” Also in favor of women, and equality as a whole, he spoke for the increase in minimum wage and equal wage for both sexes. Obama added, “That’s why this Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work. Really. It’s 2015. It’s time. We still need to make sure employees get the overtime they’ve earned.” A lot of his speech included the advances in the employment system and decrease of the unemployment level.. He also greatly expresses his want for equality throughout the nation.

Lastly, the president briefly mentioned the terrorist attacks taking place throughout the world led by the Islamic states such as Syria and Iraq. He also spoke against the cyberattacks being led by North Korea, saying that we should pass a legislation where our country is no longer vulnerable against cyber-attacks, and combat identity theft. In fact recently, North Korea had attacked the media giant Sony as well as the U.S Central Command’s Twitter account.

Most of all of the proposals were relatable to all the people in the US including children, young adults, parents, working middle class, and veterans. He addressed many issues and provided many high aimed goals to solve these issues.  He also still remains the charismatic and young looking president that he was six years ago and continues to charm the country.Featured image


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