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Tonight's State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jonathan Capehart tells us what to expect from President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

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Comments [4]

Political Pop from America

vote and die! =)

Jan. 26 2012 01:17 PM
David

See, of course his secretary doesn't pay a larger amount—only a larger percentage.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_Warren-Buffett_C0R3.html

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett admits:

"The Oracle of Omaha issued a challenge to members of The Forbes 400 in October; said he would donate $1 million to charity if the collective group of richest Americans would admit they pay less taxes, as a percentage of income, than their secretaries."

Jan. 24 2012 04:01 PM
see from NJ

I'm all for taxing the rich, but I'd be surprised if Warren Buffet's secretary pays more taxes than he does, but I do think she pays a larger percentage of her income in taxes than he does.

Jan. 24 2012 12:58 PM
tom from long island city

I know what's in the speech: The president's very polished 40 minute speech at the Apollo last thursday hit big State of the Union Speech themes -- starting appropriately with singing Al Green's "Stay with Me"

1. He really takes it to the Republicans by very carefully listing Republican presidents Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan and how they INVESTED IN AMERICA during their terms with ambitious programs. Lincoln build the transcontinental railroad during the Civil War, Roosevelt initiated the progressive income tax, EIsenhower built the highway system;
2.Obama then points to Healthcare reform, financial regulation, Consumer Protection as accomplishments;
3.He insists that we BUILD IT HERE: don't let the next iPad be built in China, don't race to the bottom with other countries who lack regulations, RACE TO THE TOP in quality, "That's a fight we can win."
4. Pointing to the "you're on your own" philosophy of Republicans and discrimination in the military he says, THAT"S NOT WHO WE ARE. America is a place where anyone with the talent or drive to succeed can make it. Not different rules for the privileged few.

Jan. 24 2012 11:50 AM

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