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The TV pundits are speculating on what President Obama will cover in his State of the Union address later today. I have my wish list...and inequality and Climate Change are at the top of the list. However, I understand that he will steer away from the term, "inequality" and instead stress "ladders of opportunity" since the Republicans have sought to redefine what is meant by inequality. President Obama has always spoke of the "inequality of opportunity" but Republicans have twisted the message to say he wants to redistribute the wealth from those hard working billionaires who earned it.
So yes...ladders of opportunity.
Climate Chnage is something that we must start addressing. We must start heeding the recommendations of scientists instead of the Koch brothers and James Inhofe. Republicans seem to defend some of the biggest polluters on this planet...those campaign contributions buy a lot. Whatever executive actions Obama can take, he must because the Republicans will defend the polluters and scuttle any environmental legislation that he proposes.
We need comprehensive immigration reform and we need it now.
We need election reform taking the recommendations of his bipartisan commission into legislation...and we need it now.
We need actions to support the unemployed, and food stamps for the needy.
Along the lines of ladders of opportunity, we need to support pre-kindergarten education...for everyone.
We need to start rebuilding our infrastructure and in the process provide good paying jobs to unemployed skilled workers.
And we need to bring all of our troops home from Afghanistan this year.
Those are just off the top of my head...my immediate wish list. I know that much of this will remain just a wish list as long as certain members of Congress oppose everything Obama stand for...you know the "no compromise" guys that were elected to stop government and not improve it.
What did I leave out?
I heard that the Republicans will have four rebuttals...one for each segment of their party because they cannot agree on a one unified response. Ha. Each of those as usual will be a joke. Watch Bill Maher and the other comedians have a hay day.