9 Big Issues Covered in the State Of The Union Address

February 13, 2013  |  
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Last night, President Obama gave the first State of the Union address of his second term (we live tweeted it here) and he raced through a number of big issues that he’d like to see Congress act on in the coming months. One of those issues, and possibly most unexpected, was a higher minimum wage.

But there were others that will be up for debate — among Congresspeople and voters alike. Here, we outline nine of the big ones. And in the comments, feel free to chime in with your thoughts and debate. That’s democracy at work!

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  • SMHgurl24

    how are we gonna pay for all of this?! Rasing taxes for the wealthy (which is extremely unfair btw) isn’t going to come close to the amount we need to pay. we should stop handing out money to other countries and use it to fund these programs but were not gonna do that because those places are more important then our own citizens.. Smh he just like the rest of them

  • Nope

    The most ridiculous one: women in combat. Only because where the hell were these advocates during the TWO wars over past 12+ years…..?….. oh that’s right, we were at war….. Convenient Rights at its finest.

  • IllyPhilly

    Damn, only one person with something to say on here? Betcha that damn Beyonce special is going to have 250 comments though.

  • FromUR2UB

    I hope he can get some of the cooperation needed to make these things happen. Republicans don’t know it, but they’re hoeing a tough row for themselves, further shrinking the number of people who share their ideology. Their efforts to hurt him will be to the detriment of themselves and the country. Talk about cutting off one’s own nose to spite the face.