In a presentation that was equal parts State of the Union and stump speech, President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night, bookending points about the economy, energy, and tax reform with reminders that Osama bin Laden was eliminated on his watch.
"For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq," he said early on in his speech. "For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country."
The President focused on the economy, job creation, energy, tax reform, education, immigration reform, and bipartisanship in his "Blueprint for an America Built to Last." He repeatedly urged Congress to send him bills to address these issues, adding that he would "sign them right away."
"Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that do the same," the President said. "It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom. No bailouts, no handouts, and noRead More »from Obama's State of the Union Speech: What Did You Think?