State of the Union address to focus on a 'winning' economic future
January 25th, 2011
07:10 PM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union address to focus on a 'winning' economic future

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is calling on Democrats and Republicans to work together to seize what he calls America's "Sputnik" moment by focusing on research and innovation while reshaping priorities to ensure economic revival and future stability, according to excerpts from Tuesday's State of the Union speech.

Obama acknowledges in the excerpts released by the White House that election losses handed Democrats by Republicans in November changed the political reality in Washington, with the resulting GOP control of the House and a stronger Senate minority meaning both parties now share responsibility for moving the country forward.

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  1. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Great strategy... Talk and pontificate about "the future" because the present is so abysmal.

    But if you insist on talking about the future, can you talk about all the future debt and spending you set us on the path to over the last two years?

    Can you talk about the future our children and grandchilren will have after being saddled with $20 TRILLION in debt?

    Can you talk about the future spending cuts you propose and/or support to keep this country solvent?

    Can you talk about a future without a country full of government dependents?

    Somehow, I doubt this future will be discussed...

    January 25, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    'It takes more than a change in tone to improve the economy," McConnell said Tuesday on the Senate floor. "It takes more than a change in tone to reduce the debt. It takes more than a change in tone to help create the right conditions for private-sector job growth. It takes a change in policy. And the early signals suggest that the president isn't quite there yet."

    We Americans are always open to suggestions, McTurtle. Got any suggestions you want to share, Mitch, or are you just going to spend the next two years criticizing President Obama? While that philosophy worked well for the past two years, I doubt this trend of constant criticism will be as beneficial to your cause during the next two years. In fact, I predict it will - as it has already begun to do - backfire big time. Just saying.

    January 25, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Right on Mr. President. The rethugs ran and lied during their campaign (not that most of us didn't know it) so now you have to do their job, once again, while the rethugs continue for the President and the Nation to fail.

    January 25, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. NC

    Winning....who won.....certainly not the American people......i think obama is the real winner.....all his wasteful spending.

    January 25, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  5. Albo58

    After the last 2 years of a spending orgy, it's most difficult to take this President seriously when he talks about fiscal responsibility! After the liberal networks announce their ridiculous opinions of "Greatest Speech Ever Uttered Since Moses Came Down from the Mountain" tonight, do know that talk is very, very cheap!

    January 25, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |