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President Obama's Fifth State Of The Union

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     It was a speech focused on boosting job creation and strengthening the middle class. The president addressed the nation Tuesday night in his state of the union.

     The President is pushing for a lot in 2013. President Obama made clear that his second term priority is increasing our employment not shrinking our debt.  "Deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs - that must be the North star that guides our efforts."

     To cut the deficit more, he'd reduce entitlement spending. But to open more preschools, fix highways and bridges and fight climate change he demanded more tax hikes on the wealthy. "A tax code that ensures billionaires with high-powered accountants can't pay  lower rate than their hard-working secretaries."

     The Commander in Chief announced he's pulling 34,000 troops out of Afghanistan within a year. "And by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over," he said.

     On gun control, Mr. Obama demanded Congress not dodge, and that the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, killed in Chicago, deserve a vote. "Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote."

      He also called for immigration reform. So did Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican response. However, the GOP demands smaller government. "That's why i hope the President will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth in our economy," said Rubio.

     In two weeks drastic spending cuts strike, sequestration, unless the two sides can cut a deal on taxes and spending.

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