State of the Union: 4 things to look for
January 24th, 2012
08:03 AM ET
11 years ago

State of the Union: 4 things to look for

New York (CNNMoney) - When President Obama delivers his third, and possibly final, State of the Union address Tuesday, will the economy be issue no. 1?

Probably. If past speeches are any indication, the economy will be mentioned early and often.


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  1. Al-NY,NY

    Which of the rude and inconsiderate boors of the GOP is going to yell out some ridiculous comment in mid-speech and become the new hero of the tightie righties?

    January 24, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    The economy and how far it has come from the brink.
    Jobs growth is picking up, as evidenced by the first increase in manufacturing jobs in 15 years.
    The middle class has always been the last to recover from recessions, but now it is a priority.
    The unfairness of the tax system that is biased towards the 1%.

    That's what I would talk about.

    January 24, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  3. gt

    key stone .. jobs.. us entergy... all obama failures..

    January 24, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  4. Dr Knowitall

    How many times Obama says "Fair" or "Fairness" when he should be saying "Freedom". It's like dealing with a bunch of pre-school children that don't understand that just because someone else has something, doesn't mean that you get it too. Mine, Mine, Mine !!! Child greed drives the Obama agenda more than they know.

    January 24, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. rs

    Oh, goodie. Another State of the Union speech, where once again, Obama will call upon the GOP/TEA Party members of Congress to do something, ANYTHING to make America better.

    We'll no doubt be treated to images of Goppers frowning, scouling, or not even having the respect to turn out for a sitting President. If we're really lucky, a few of them will scream "you lie" or some other playground insult.

    I for one am so sick of Congress, and especially egotists like Boehner and Cantor who somehow feel if they don't get everything rich people and corporations want, if they can't completely wreck everything for the middle class, why they'll take the economy hostage (over and over) until our country resembles a Dickens novel where only the rich survive.

    I cannot wait to cast every single vote I can AGAINST these terrorists.

    January 24, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    "When President Obama delivers his third, and possibly final, State of the Union address Tuesday"
    Rut-Roh, CNN... you're going to have the minions up in arms with that wording... that aside, I think you just need to take the word "possibly" out of the sentence for improved accuracy.

    January 24, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  7. Taran

    Oh goody, a campaign speech. He won't tell the real state of the union. The government never does.

    January 24, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |