President Obama State of the Union speech not only one of the greats speech he has done during his presidency, but also one that stir the war against the GOP run congress and senate. The president speech was not about things he has done or some dream speech like many before him but instead he talk about what he was going to do with or without congress and how he was going to leave the office after his last term. While many criticize the speech many do not really know the purpose or strategy he did to the congress and public that led the fastest republican response ever to try to get the american public support which was led by Sen. Joni Ernst from IWOA. We will cover that in a different story for now lets cover the speech and point out the facts and let you the views decide.
The first thing Pres. Obama Announced that he plans to take head on the senate and the Congress that is currently controlled by Republicans to pass a bill to raise the taxes on the 1% and lower the taxes on the middle and poor class. While this is not a new concept many presidents in the past have raised the taxes and lowered or at least create loopholes for middle and poor class but also created more loopholes for the 1% to continue having their money. If the bill would pass the Senate and the Congress this would be the first time in a decade that any President attempts to reform the tax system, but if not the bill would show the american public that Obama legacy would not be greater in his last term in office. The current tax system allows the 1% pay only 44% on taxes while the middle and poor class pay almost the same equal amount of taxes by coming in behind with 38% on taxes. As you see here this isn’t much distance between the richest people in america. The new reform Pres. Obama suggests would increase the 1% president tax rate at 55% while lowering the 99% tax rate to 28% which would give many more income during tax season.
The next main focus on the STOU was the fact that Obama mention key factors that are not negotiable to his mind for America to become better in the education field, especially to those who can’t afford prestige 4 year universities. That was a big shocker to many as the Reports came in a day before the STOU which said that Pres. Obama wanted to make Community College free only the two years to those who really wanted to get a better education which would allow many Americans to afford college. He gave a great personal story of a typical Middle class family who not only went through tough times during the Recession but also fought to continue to provide other options for their family to survive in a struggling economy and how Community College was a big role in there new future.
The whole speech of Obama was not only a great one but it made lot of americans see the one thing that not only was not mention in the speech or even after his speech how would we a America who is not only struggling and rebuilding our Economy build this Enterprise that Pres. Obama wants? Yes some of the Money would come from the new tax reform but the whole new budget He would want is 392 Billion dollars that is not only heavy number to some Americans but also to many Economist. Not even the tax system would Generate enough money to support the new Education Reform that Pres. Obama wants. Take this last year America brought in income 1.915 Trillion dollars and the money that was distributed outside was 3.287 Trillion Dollars that means not only would we have to pay off our National debt but Generate more ways to continue building more income to our nation.
The other Focus in the speech was in Foreign Policy which back fired on him right after the announcement that IRAN signed a Defense pact with Russia. The thing I Found more intriguing then the speech itself is that the speaker of the House John Boehner didn’t have the guts to to let the American public and President know that he didn’t agree on the plan of No sanctions on Iran after the entire speech was given. Especially when our whole entire allied countries are not only about to get into another prolong war but also trying to fix major boarder issues in the Western seaboard of Europe. The path that the speaker took was not only out of line but also uncalled for due to the fact the situation in the middle east is very intense and Israel has done nothing to help in our war against ISIL, Boko Haram, or AQAP which now has full control of Yemen. Not only has the whole nation of Israel not help out in war effort against terrorism in the middle east but also do not contribute airstrikes or solders to try to maintain ISIL back. So why bring a foreign Nation to decide US affairs? I ask anyone this since when does another nation have the right to interfere in our countries decision not only is Pres. Obama against this idea but also right about what the congress did is wrong and someone should pay with their job. Allowing a Foreign nation to dictate US affairs has not been done since the old days of Britain.
With this I have one question for the Republican Party and the speaker of the so called house of america Who do you serve the american people or the Israel people? May I remind you that it was the american people who voted for you and who made your party win the senate over the Democrats and yet you put the fate of US affairs to the hands of Israel who has no say in these internal affairs.
With the speech of Pres. Obama gave us a choice to ether undo the recovery we have done for his whole entire term of the President. the choice is go back to economy of war that will triple our debt or will we invest it on our own Nation to reach back to being the only Superpower in the world.