Pres. Obama’s State of the Union Address: Investments or more government spending?

President Obama is set to deliver his second State of the Union Address tonight. He is expected to focus on jobs and the economy. A key word to listen for is “investments.” Republicans say that’s just a new word for spending and their against it.

President Barack Obama is set to deliver his second State of the Union Address tonight.  He is expected to focus on jobs and the economy.

There are numerous reports the President will aim for a more “Centrist” political tone. 

The Wall Street Journal reports President Obama will call for new government spending.  CBS News says one of the key words to listen for tonight is “investments.”  That’s how the President will portray his new spending proposals.


The plan will call for new incentives and investments on everything from education, to green energy, to roads and bridges.  He’s also expected to talk about reducing the deficit and reforming government. 

In an email to supporters this weekend, President Obama a preview of his agenda.


Republicans say the President’s use of investments is just a new word for spending and they’re against it.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the President needs to shift his views on government spending and find a way to reduce the growing budget deficit.


You can watch the President’s State of the Union Address and the Republican response tonight at nine on WYMT-TV.

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  • by Danny Location: Loyall, Ky. on Jan 25, 2011 at 09:36 PM
    I would just like to say tonights stste of the union was more of the same old mombo jombo, that is tipical of this president he can talk the talk, but he never walks the walk. I know way they could cut wasteful spending would to stop sending all the dead beats a check every month, and stop paying wemon to have babies, stop giving drunks a check every month. Stop robbing the people who work for a living, by giving tese people a free ride at the tax payers expense. The picture is backwards people who want work, and never worked get all the breaks, and people who do work have to foot all te bills, it is time for that to STOP.


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