Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SOTU Address and Four GOP Responses

The State of the Union Address 2014 And the Four Republican Responses


The State of the Union address has been the most anticipated since it is the sixth year of President Obama's administration where he will outline his agenda for year 2014..President Obama outlined many plans and policies he wants Congress to advance which include Immigration, tax , unemployment insurance reform, job training programs, universal day care. These are some of the bills President Obama wants Congress to start working on to make these laws to make life better for Americans. President Obama discussed closing Guantanamo Bay, Iran nuclear disarmament, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan withdrawal. President Obama announced  an executive order of minimum wage increase of 10.10 of all federal contract workers at federal facilities and a host of private-public partnerships with city and state governments for job training, job creation, education programs. 

Meanwhile on the other side, there is the republican response which has four responses, the official response was by Rep. Cathy  McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, the Tea Party response by Sen. Mike Lee R-UT, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, Rand Paul is a party in himself so he will give his own response. Finally, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R-FL. will translate the official response in Spanish.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) in her Republican response stated that Republicans had a plan to create jobs and to fix the economy, to fix the education system but failed to mention what they were. She stated they had a plan for health care but didn't explain what it was and blamed Obama for the poor job market. Instead of failing to mention, the GOP obstruction and blockage of President Obama's jobs plan.