Essay on 2005 State of the Union Address

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After watching the 2005 State of the Union address. I think that the President, Mr. George W. Bush, has made it clear to the Speaker of the House, Vice President, Membe4rs of Congress, and the citizens of the United States that he has a clear plan to improve the welfare of the United States in present days and days to come.
The President put forth that he has now a plan for a budget that holds discretionary spending below inflation, makes tax relief permanent, and to cut the deficit in half by the year 2009. The principle to his budget is, “ Taxpayer money must be spent wisely, or not at all.” It was also stated that education is a very important part of this nation and that the standards of the schools need to be raised, “…so every high
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He assures the people that he will not raise taxes and that all changes that are made will be gradual as to allow time for preparation. He states that he will work with Congress to come up with the best solution and, “I will listen to anyone who has an idea to offer.” He suggests that there be voluntary personal retirement accounts. Under this plan set portion of your money would go to the people that are now receiving benefits. Another small portion is set aside for you to grow interest. This way the money is yours and only yours and cannot be touched by the government. As I think it should be. This way if you would like to leave this money to someone you are free to. Up to thus far I think that the President has hit many bases that everyone wanted to hear and that appealing to people of all wealth statuses has also very well rounded him. I also approve of his plan for Social Security because I like the fact that the money that I set aside will be out of the hands of the government.
     He spoke of marriage being a sacred institution and a foundation of society that should not be re-defined by activist judges and how he supports and amendment that will protect it. Also that medical research needs to be supported to improve our culture of life. He tanked Congress for doubling the funding of the National Institute of Health. I
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