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State of the Union: What Do You Care About?

President Obama is expected to touch on taxes, manufacturing, education and more. What do you think is most important?

President Obama promises his State of the Union speech Tuesday night will outline a lasting economic recovery that will "work for everyone, not just a wealthy few." On what issues do you want the president to focus when he addresses the nation?

In a video preview sent to supporters Saturday, Obama said his election-year speech will be an economic blueprint built around manufacturing, energy, education and American values. He is also expected to announce ideas to make college more affordable and address the lingering housing crisis, according to an Associated Press report. Obama will also propose fresh ideas to ensure the wealthy pay more in taxes, reiterating what he considers a matter of basic fairness, the report said.

The morning after the State of the Union, Obama will take his message on a three-day trip around the country, including a stop at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Friday, The Detroit News reported.

Watch, participate in the State of the Union

Tuesday’s address will be shown on major TV networks and streamed live online via YouTube and on the White House website.

  • 8 p.m.: Watch an enhanced version of the speech that features graphics, data and statistics that highlight the issues the president is discussing on whitehouse.gov/sotu. Use the hashtag #SOTU to discuss the speech live.
  • 9 p.m.-ish: Senior advisors will answer your questions about the president’s address submitted via twitter (use #WHChat and #SOTU), Facebook and an in-person audience of tweetup participants.
  • 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30: In an event called Your Interview with President Obama and live-streamed on YouTube, the president will be fielding pre-selected questions from average Americans “in the first completely virtual interview from the White House.” Submit questions through Saturday at the White House YouTube channel. “He’ll be answering several of the most popular questions that have been submitted through YouTube, and some of the people who submitted questions will even be invited to join the President in the Hangout and take part in the live conversation,” according to the White House Blog

What issues want to hear the president address? Talk back in the comments.

Edward Andrysiak January 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Well I am sure "Mr. I never had a real job" will come off with class warefare again. Is he that nieve that he does not realize that half the country is retired people living off of "investemnts" and therefore long term cap gain income of 15%. Does he not realize that 15% of the *total* earned can be a significant amount of money paid to the government. When you earn more you do pay more...isn't that fair enough for him? Does he not realize that 15% money was already taxed once as ordinary income and further, when invested, it goes to foster venture capital and in the end creates jobs and cash flow. I will "click him off" as soon as the State of the Union raises my blood pressure!
Brad January 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Ed, First of all, I would consider being a professor a real job. Second of all any teacher can tell you that "nieve"is spelled naive. I really could continue to break down the way you butchered the English language with words such as"warefare" actually spelled warfare and "investemnts" which is of course is investments, I suppose those could all be typos, but I digress. Instead I will ask you what real job has Swinger Newt had? What real job has Robo-Mitt had outside of the ones handed to him? The truth is if this is the best the GOP has to offer, Obama has little to worry about in the General Election. Wishing you all the best!
Edward Andrysiak January 25, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Ya know Brad, sometimes I get clicking away so fast on the key board I just hit the wrong keys and make a few errors. My eyes/eye is poor so my proof reading sucks and, at my age, I am forgetting a few spelling rules as well. But thanks for proving one thing...you liberals always launch into a personal attack when you have nothing to add that is positive. Do your homework...Mitt and Newt have a record you can look up.
Brad January 26, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Touchy touchy. I never attacked you at all. The only thing I did was point out spelling errors, I even acknowledged that they could all be typos. In fact I was nothing but nice, I even wished you all the best. Also it seems you maybe a touch naive on the issues, as you cannot answer a simple question about the past of the 2 GOP front runners. I will ask what record you mean though? Is it the number of wives Newt has had, and then left when they got sick? Or is it the number of companies Mitt bought, raided, and the fired all the employees? I really want to know. Have a nice day. Brad
Edward Andrysiak January 26, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Brad what ever your name is...I hope you are a young man because your post tells me you have a lot to learn. I tend to believe you are young. Us older folks aren't ashamed of our views. We post under our full and correct names. In my last post to you let me suggest you Google up the names of the GOP front runners where you will get a wealth of information on them. Our President sealed most of his records but then what he has, or has not, achieved as President is in plain view. I liked him...wish he could have done better for the country. NEXT!

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