State Of The Union 2011
The 2011 State of the Union Address
Full Text (SotU 2011) The White House released the full remarks of President Obama’s State of the Union Address as delivered: Mr. Speaker, Mr.
FactCheck Summary President Obama peppered his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation with facts, which were mostly right but sometimes cherry-picked, strained or otherwise misleading. He said “there are about 2 million Americans working right now” because of last year’s stimulus bill.
In bipartisan tones, Barack Obama challenges GOP It sounded conciliatory, even friendly, brimming with the outward trappings of a shift to the center, but President Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union speech was, at its core, an unmistakably partisan challenge to congressional Republicans. Obama, facing a chamber full of Democrats and Republicans mingling together in a show of bipartisan comity, began by telling the new GOP majority in the House that “we will move forward together or not at all.” Continue Reading VIDEO: Republican response There were concessions aplenty as well — free-trade deals, a simplification of the corporate tax code, an earmark ban he once ridiculed and a push to get colleges to accept the ROTC on their campuses. Plus, he mostly avoided mentioning a host of issues that would offend them — comprehensive climate change legislation and gun control, to name two.
"Win the future." That was President Obama's slogan for his State of the Union address, in which he used the phrase (or a variant) 11 times. Not only is Obama courting American business, he's using tag lines from corporate marketing. But as the president spoke, the line sounded more like the title of a self-help seminar, with Obama in the role of Tony Robbins. "Win the future"
Obama plays up technology's value The promise of technology heavily underpinned President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, as he emphasized the importance of clean tech, broadband and science education in achieving his goal to “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” It is not often that Google and Facebook are described as paragons of American innovation in the annual address the President delivers to Congress. The two companies were among many references to the tech industry’s successes over the past year, as Obama emphasized the central role technology will play in the country’s quest to create new jobs and stay competitive on the world stage. Continue Reading In the speech, Obama made the case for the sort of broadband investment, corporate tax reductions and trade proposals that the technology industry has spent the past two years pushing for in Washington. “Thirty years ago, we couldn’t know that something called the Internet would lead to an economic revolution.
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"We Are a Nation of Google and Facebook" In addressing American innovation in the State of the Union Address, President Obama called America a nation of Google and Facebook. The mention is significant not only because Obama has been known for leveraging social media, but also the timing of the mention. Google announced many job openings today and the Associated Press reported that the company could hire more than 6,000 people this year.
GOP's State Of The Union Response Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stepped up to the plate on Tuesday night to deliver the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's' State of the Union speech. Ryan will be the point man in the new House GOP majority's drive to rein in spending and bring the budget closer to balance. Tuesday's speech was the highest profile assignment yet for a wonky former congressional staff aide who has evolved into one of his party's brightest stars. Ryan is best known for a controversial budget plan brimming with politically unpopular ideas like gradually turning Medicare into a voucher program, curbing Social Security benefits and allowing younger workers to divert Social Security taxes into private accounts. He says such tough steps are needed, given intractable budget deficits that threaten America's prosperity.
Paul Ryan delivered a heck of a rebuttal tonight, especially if you wanted to make one of those "Sarah Palin breathing" videos. But as far as the facts -- on taxes, stimulus, and health care reform -- go, a lot of Ryan's rebuttal came rebutted-back in advance of its delivery. Ryan: Not Exactly A Budget-Busting Genius Ryan's budget plan doesn't balance the budget: The CBO score that people are relying on to reach that conclusion doesn't actually estimate how much revenue Ryan would raise, instead it just takes Ryan's word for it that his ideas would raise 19 percent of GDP. The Best They Got?
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