Notes on Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address

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Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address Finance President Obama made clear that the budget for the country was the first thing mentioned when discussing finance and economics. Obama suggested that the budget was directly tied to the strength of the nation. The president spoke about the deficit reduction of over $2.5 trillion over the last few years. Obama suggested that the goal for deficit reduction is $4 trillion and the country is not quite there yet. He offered some suggestions about how this may be accomplished. The president offered bipartisanism as a useful tool in reaching this goal. Long term debt and health care are related as important factors in reaching this goal. President Obama suggested that tax reform is also necessary to help eliminate the country's financial problems. Obama fingered tax loopholes for the rich as one way of reclaiming some lost economic power. Also Medicare was not offered as a cut to savings, rather the president promised that it would remained untouched even if other financial goals are not met. Obama made an explicit agreement to help lead the nation by offering a plea not to pay the country's bills late and to fully uphold that full faith and credit of the United States of America. Education President Obama began a conversation on pre-school and government schooling for our youngest citizens in this speech. He emphasized that most middle class people cannot afford to put their young children in a high-quality pre-school. Obama
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