Obama Will Lay Out Economic Blueprint In Tuesday's SOTU
Saturday's speech focused on boosting tourism as an avenue to support local businesses. According to the Office of the Press Secretary, "This plan to boost tourism is part of a series of actions the President has taken without Congress, because we can’t wait any longer to take the steps we need to help grow the economy and create jobs."
But it's Tuesday's address that will serve as "his most powerful chance to make a case for a second term," according to the Associated Press.
The report from Washington continued:
…the prime-time speech carries enormous political stakes for the Democratic incumbent who presides over a country divided about his performance and pessimistic about the nation’s direction. He will try to offer a stark contrast with his opponents by offering a vision of fairness and opportunity for everyone.
…He is expected to announce ideas to make college more affordable and to address the housing crisis still hampering the economy three years into his term, people familiar with the speech said. Obama will also propose fresh ideas to ensure that the wealthy pay more in taxes, reiterating what he considers a matter of basic fairness, the officials said.
His policy proposals will be less important than what Obama hopes they all add up to: a narrative of renewed American security with him at the center, leading the fight.
As results pour in from South Carolina, it's becoming more and more likely Obama will face Gingrich in November. Reelection hangs in the balance for the president, a carrot that looks ever tastier this side of the new year. The American public, then, can expect a ramping up in appeals like Tuesday's "blueprint" to as he attempts to secure another four years.
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