President Obama called on America to maintain greatness through innovation. In his State of the Union address Tuesday, he also proposed cuts in defense and a partial budget freeze.
In the Obama State of the Union 2011 address Tuesday, the president says innovation and education should be at the center of efforts to strengthen the American economy.
The State of the Union address is expected to lay out five ‘pillars’ for ‘winning the future’ – education, infrastructure, innovation, deficit reduction, and reform of government.
Obama's State of the Union address will emphasize both job creation and deficit reduction, a centrist agenda. In an appeal to his base, the president sends his backers a video preview.
Democrats and Republicans agree that today's tax system hinders job growth. But tax reform efforts come as many House Republicans also push for $2.5 trillion in spending cuts in next decade.
The tea party's aim to restore America's founding ideals is commendable, but it still harbors the same moral impetus that's justified bigger government since the Progressive Era. To deliver on its promise to restore lost freedoms, the tea party must anchor its work in Ayn Rand's understanding that all schemes that sacrifice the individual to society are morally wrong.
Though the House has repealed health-care reform, it won't be repealed by the Senate, meaning the effort is virtually dead. But House Republicans can still try to dismantle the law by other means.