The president started his speech by pointing out where the country during his first term. Then, he points out what is still left to be done to make the country stronger.
9: 27 PM
Here’s the full text of the President’s SOTU
The president once again defends the entitlement programs
9: 31 PM The 3 questions that the the country should ask itself:
How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the
skills needed to do those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to
a decent living?
9:34 PM The president does not shy away from climage change.
9:40 PM the president offers a bold proposal to help rebuild the country:
Tonight, I propose a "Fix-It-First" program to put people to work as soon as
possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally
deficient bridges across the country. And to make sure taxpayers don't shoulder
the whole burden, I'm also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that
attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most: modern ports
to move our goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of our children. Let's prove that there is no better place to do business than the United States of America. And let's start right away.
9:44 PM The president proposes a bold plan preschool plan:
Tonight, I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available
to every child in America. Every dollar we invest in high-quality early
education can save more than seven dollars later on - by boosting graduation
rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime. In states that make
it a priority to educate our youngest children, like Georgia or Oklahoma,
studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level,
graduate high school, hold a job, and form more stable families of their own. So
let's do what works, and make sure none of our children start the race of life
already behind. Let's give our kids that chance.
9:48 PM The president outlines his immigration plan:
Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship - a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally.