2015 State of the Union Speech

Federal Debt: The Value Obama Didn’t Address
www.rollcall.com
Under Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Founding Fathers indicated the president must brief Congress with information about and recommendations for the union. To me, this tradition represents an act of transparency, yet the president was not transparent about the federal government's true debt in his State of the Union Address. [...]
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Phony baloney: Picking Apart Obama’s “Progressive” State of the Union Speech
www.opednews.com
There were two times Republicans broke into fervent applause during this lame duck president's seventh State of the Union speech: the first was when he called for passage of "fast track" authority to negotiate and send to the Senate a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact -- basically a NAAFTA for the Pacific region; the second was when he noted that he "won't be running for president again." [...]
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State of the Union Attendance: When to Go, When to Skip
blogs.rollcall.com
Members of Congress have plenty of reasons to skip the State of the Union this year, but most of them are planning on showing up anyway. [...]
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Even Obama’s allies in the press are calling his tax hike proposals a political ploy
hotair.com
Exposed. You better sit down for this one: President Barack Obama plans to propose a series of new tax hikes in his State of the Union address. [...]
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Cancel the State of the Union
www.realclearpolitics.com
Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of the Union address and prepare for something humbler, like the Super Bowl. [...]
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