Essay on State of the Union (Barack Obama)

744 Words Feb 20th, 2013 3 Pages
The State of the Union Speech

President Barack Obama begins the speech with a purpose of putting a bid in for the 2012 presidential election. He starts off with the large success in halting the Taliban and the Iraq war. Following statements prove he has a strong sense of middle class awareness and the gradual rise. He then moves along to the stock market rising again for the first in a long time since its slow decline. President Barack Obama states that nearly four million jobs were lost in the six months before he took office; he has created 3.2 million jobs in the last 22 months.

One of the things that President Barack Obama leans heavily on is the uproar and rise of the economy. Since he was put in office he has filled 3.2 out
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I have mixed feelings about President Barack Obamas’ claim to provide people who have lost their job the financial security of being retrained through college to meet the criteria of another job. This is a great concept but I feel like this could quickly escalate into a uncontrollable problem with such a large number of unemployed Americans. If roughly 50 percent of those Americans took the opportunity of being re-trained by a school, it would cost America millions of dollars. Even with the tax laws being reformed if everything works out the way Obama plans I don’t quite see where we will get that sum of money. As previously stated it’s a great idea with some rough edges that need to be worked out. America is in an incredibly large amount of debt and going further in wouldn’t be wise at this current time. We should improvise something to where the companies pay for the training without as much support from the government.

Overall I have learned a lot about Barack Obamas mindset and goals this speech was very informative this has sparked my interest in the American Government system. Obama is a very vocally fluent man who uses terms that are widely recognized and comprehendible. On the other hand I feel like he could of focused a little bit more on the problems at hand instead of boasting him accomplishments for the election

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