Photo Caption: President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama with Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas.
Saint Kitts (SKN PULSE ) – With heightened anticipation many political pundits across the great United States and to a minor extent the world patiently await the State of The Union Speech by President Barack Obama, ( Tuesday 20th January, 2015 at 9pm EST). Such a speech will propose to increase taxes on the elites in American Society, an idea already frowned upon by Republicans in Congress who want him to aggressively pursue trade deals with Asia and Europe.
Obama has emphasized he wants to reach out to Republicans who support trade deals his administration has pursued, over the objections of some of his fellow Democrats, and could push for fast-track trade negotiating authority in his speech.
“If President Obama can be more forward-leaning with members of his party, starting with tonight’s State of the Union address, I think we can get this (fast-track authority) done quickly. That is what I am committed to do,” implied Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, in a speech to the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Another initiative that Obama would seek to advance is to propose boosting middle class benefits through tax increases on the wealthy and financial firms adding up to $320 billion over 10 years.
The Dynamics of the State of The Union speech tonight may have far reaching benefits which of course includes igniting a flame on the President’s legacy with two years left in office so as to rekindle support which may have been lost. Hence, there isn’t a better time than now for Obama to command the attention of Americans who would be tuned in via television.
The speech will also provide for an update on the threat of Islamic extremists, two weeks after 17 people were killed in attacks in France, if the President sees fit. It is important to note that Alan Gross, the US aid worker whose release from a Cuban prison helped paved the way toward restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba, will be among First Lady, Michelle Obama’s guest for the speech.
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