State of the Union: 10 Highlights from Obama's Speech


In his third State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a handful economic proposals, as well as an “economic blueprint” for the country grounded in giving all Americans a “fair shot.” Below are ten of the speech’s key highlights and proposals.

Call to impose the so-called “Buffett rule”

Tax reform should follow the Buffett Rule. If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you’re earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions. On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year, like 98 percent of American families, your taxes shouldn’t go up. You’re the ones struggling with rising costs and stagnant wages. You’re the ones who need relief.” (Click on the player above to watch Obama’s remarks on the “Buffet Rule”

Call for extension of mandatory school attendance age

“When students are not allowed to drop out, they do better. So tonight, I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18.”




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30 comments on “State of the Union: 10 Highlights from Obama's Speech
  1. Billee says:

    What Obama should have really said: "I'm the one causing you to struggle with rising costs and stagnant wages. You're the ones who need relief.”

  2. Billee says:

    "And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires." I bet Tom is just delighted to be called Barrack's friend. Run Tommy, Run! Run as fast as you can, the other way, before it's too late! Just you wait Obozo for November!

  3. Billee says:

    State of the Stinky Onion by Barrack Obozo
    On my summer vacation I went to Hawaii. I spent millions of dollars, of other people's money. I had a great time. No wait that wasn't summer, that was just a few weeks ago. Hum, when's my next vacation? How about tomorrow. Yeah that's it! I was supposed to be in Atlanta, but not going there for sure. Maybe Cozumel. They like me down there. All those guns and stuff I gave them. Yeah dat's it!

  4. Looking4Sanity says:

    The site administrator SERIOUSLY needs to tweak his automated moderating software!!!

    For the love of God! At LEAST post a list of words we aren't allowed to post!

  5. Johnny American says:

    On these sites that is being paid for by obama you can not say anything bad towards him( obama ) if you do your comment will never get on the comment board belived me obama is running a few and a lot of the TV and radio stations around the country…we have to wait till Nov.2012 to get him and the rest of his crooks on both side of the house in DC..

    I for one know that if you do are say anything about the obama and his aids its will not get poated they did its to me a lot of time,,.

  6. Ellen says:

    Here are 10 highlights from Odumbo's speech: LIES,LIES.LIES,LIES,LIES,LIES,LIES,LIES,LIES,LIES!

    • slick mick says:

      Ellen you were really paying attention to every word he said, unlike NBC, CBS , ABC and a few more networks,

    • Mary says:

      I agree with you all his presential time has nothing but lies the entire time he has been in office. Everything he does
      is behind closed doors or he blames someone else for his mistakes. He dividily has too go. All his promises have been false for everyone. The government cannot create job. Now he has given full rein to the EPA and more jobs
      will be lost. Locally our power plant has stated they will be closing all the their plants that use coal to create electricity.
      I hope people do not put him back in. Last evening I received an E-mail from Herman Cain and he gave a speach
      for the Tea Party about his speech and it was worth listening to because he hit the nail right on the head. Obama has
      to go or the United States of America will be no more.

  7. randydutton says:

    To drive home my point about progressive misinformation and malfeasance as Obama epitomized during his speech, I just published a novel, The Carbon Trap, <a href="http://www.rainforestpress.com,” target=”_blank”>www.rainforestpress.com, and available Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. I find promoting conservative values through storytelling may be the best way to drive home the point. Besides it's a lot more entertaining (and yet frightful) to project what progressives would do given even more power. That I detail in the action/adventure book with romantic elements.

  8. bett says:

    Get us off this sinking ship, 2002 warnings to congress came true: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifJG_oFFDK0
    Israel & CIA agree on foreign policy candidate, guess who? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnH0dxdiRzc&f

  9. gnafu says:

    Buffett (the ace for any Obama speech) has much of his money hidden so he does not have to pay taxes on it. He will continue to do this. He isn't nuts. Why give his money to the government to have big party time. The affluent I know donate to the communities that helped them grow rich. The communities are better off and the affluent doesn't just hand over money to a government that will spend those hard earned bucks on trips, food, toys… Tell Buffett to give his secretary a raise with some of that enormous money. Number 2. Education. All kids stay in school and graduate or until they are at least 18. Well, Obama has not visited all the schools in the "57" States. 7th grade students, 1/2 hispanic/illegal, read at 3rd grade level. Now what?

    • slick mick says:

      Buffett and Obama are in bed together on several big money makers.//// What is sad about all this, Buffett could really help this country in a lot of ways with his many Billions, He does not need Obama, but woud rather play up to him for more easy money.the man is past 80 and chooses greed over need

    • sandra says:

      If they have to stay in school until they graduate or are 18, then do something about our failing schools. The children are dropping out because they are doing badly, and don't see themselves doing well enough to graduate. If teachers really cared about their students, they would get more help. I also believe they send them on to the next grade, because the parents don't want them to stay back. Parents should have no say so. If a student needs to repeat the same grade because they are not ready to go on, or their grades are not good enough to go on, then they should stay back. My youngest daughter wasn't doing well in the first grade and her teacher suggested she stay back. I had a choice, and my choice was to keep her back.

  10. cheryl jessup says:

    The highlight of the whole speech was when he said "Good Night".

  11. nash says:

    yea gnafu,,,, how about all those illigal blacks that are born else where and can't speak english ..just like the ones that are born here ???? and is rubbing off the other kids just like their bad attitude and bad manners and where is the school dress codes when it comes to blacks ??? now you see where the problem is ?

    • twocolts says:

      Yes, we see what the problem is…our nation has become "appease-the-blacks-at-all-costs, and don't dare expect blacks to conform to the same laws/rules/conduct as everyone else, because they are special, they are exempt. Where it concerns blacks, the double-standards are blatant and deliberate. With Obama's personal background and associations, NO white person alive could have even RAN for office, much less the highest office in the world, they and their entire families ( and their dog ), would have been crucified beyond imagination. I made it a point not to catch the so-called "State Of The Union", address by the criminal that is illegally squatting in our Oval Office, I would rather go outside and count the fireants.

  12. Bruce says:

    I just had to comment on the headline.
    Should a been:
    10 Low spots in SOTU.
    There are no "high" lights.

  13. Dabne of Shiteland says:

    You guys are shamefully owned. Go hide in your Obama holes.

  14. lorlyn63 says:

    Obama does not care for the PEOPLE of this country – he only cares to hear the sound of his voice and to destroy our country from within and right under our noses. You know he is not going to do anything about these issues – he hasn't done anything about them since he took office, why start now, but if he can elloquently baffle you with the manure that is spewing from his lips then he figures he has a very good chance to get a second term in office. I also have to comment – I wonder if Warren Buffet is aware he is in cahoots with the Devil himself? Money is the root of all evil!!

  15. daniel says:

    State of the Union Speech highlights. O wants to play Santa. O wants to play Robing Hood. O wants to be the Supreme Ruler.
    The man can't add as his wants just add to the deficit. He wants to create jobs (in other countries). He wants the government to run more efficiently so give him executive control over the legislative beauracracy . If that happens who needs Congress? Of course that will never happen in the USA. Wanna bet?