January 25, 2011- U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to make a state of the union speech this Tuesday that will sketch out his plan of action for the coming months, an agenda that will concentrate on the struggling U.S. job market and the dangerously high level of government debt.
Obama is believed to been toiling away on the address for quite some time. He’s already indicated that he’ll push for more spending on infrastructure, innovation and education to give the U.S. a competitive edge in the global market while making sure the US$14 trillion debt is slashed responsibly.
“Our focus tonight is how is America going to win,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior Washington spokesman.“And what we have to do is invest, but we have to invest wisely. . . And we have to tackle the deficit in a responsible way. So we have a robust agenda, but we believe that we can do targeted investment and also cut where the budget needs to be cut.”
The speech will be broadcasted nationally and will come in the middle of Obama’s term, if done convincingly will help his re-election attempt for 2012.
The president’s popularity is on the upswing according to recent polls and with a presidential election in almost two years, Obama is expected reinforce to the American people that his government was able to navigate through the worst recession of our time and begin the recovery process.