State of the Union 2014
The President will deliver his State of the Union address for the sixth time in his Presidency tonight. The focus will likely be expounding upon the theme of “income inequality” which is set to be the Democratic platform in 2014.
Report from the BBC:
US President Barack Obama will bypass a fractured Congress to act on income inequality as he delivers his annual State of the Union address later.
The White House said Mr Obama would unveil an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for new federal contract workers.
The Democratic president is expected to announce other executive orders, which do not require congressional approval.
He is facing some of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency.
Mr Obama has called for a “year of action”, though Congress will limit his ability to get much done.
Just over a year after his re-election, Mr Obama must contend with determined opposition from the Republican Party, which controls the House of Representatives and has the numbers in the Senate to block his agenda.
Time is running short before Washington DC turns its attention to the 2016 race to elect his successor, threatening to render him irrelevant even with three years remaining in office.
So executive orders as far as the eye can see? Is that what we’re in store for until the next president takes the oath?
Undoubtedly, the President will say the “state of our union is strong,” do you agree with him?