President Barack Obama used his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday to lay out his agenda for the coming year, proposing steps to fight climate change, reform immigration laws, improving retirement savings rates and end the war in Afghanistan.
On many fronts, the president — who saw movement on remarkably few of the proposals he put forth in his 2013 address — suggested he would take executive action when he can’t find support from Congress.
What parts of the speech resonated with you — positively or negatively? What issues should the president have addressed that he didn’t? How do you view the current “State of the Union”?
And what did you think of Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ response from the Republicans, which challenged the president’s record on inequality reduction: “The President talks a lot about income inequality, but the real gap we face today is one of opportunity inequality. And with this Administration’s policies, that gap has become far too wide.”