organized crime, state address summary

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Valerie Udeozor Due: January 31, 2012 Organized Crime Professor Louis Gentile The 2012 State of the Union Address: Summary President Barack Obama made sure that this year’s State of the Union Address served as a noteworthy indicator of his presidential success over the past four years. His military accomplishments include having Osama bin Laden put to death and ending the Iraq War victoriously. He increased exports by signing free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea, and Panama last year. Although economic recovery since 2008 has been rather sluggish, Obama pointed out that consumer confidence has increased and that the current unemployment rate has decreased to 8.5%. With a sense of hope and determination, Obama outlined his “economic blueprint” for the year of 2012. Obama’s primary message in the address was to uphold the concept of the “American Dream”— the promise that every American who works hard enough will earn the money they need and deserve to live comfortably. As for the Iraq War veterans, Obama stated that he would
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Unformatted text preview: set up a Job Corps for them. Amidst implementing his economic blueprint, Obama has set out to develop the American Jobs Act by extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. He plans to enact tax policies that will extend tax cuts to everyone making less than $250,000 per year and lower taxes for companies that hire domestically in order to bring manufacturing back to America. Obama also delineated improvements he would make in the areas of education and housing. For 2012, he plans to train two million citizens that are structurally unemployed, make college financing more feasible via tuition tax credits and work-study jobs, and develop a refinancing program for mortgage holders. Other issues Obama discussed include enforcing equal pay for women, cracking down on illegal immigration, and increasing sources of American made energy. The comprehensive goal of Obama’s plan appeared to be achieving an optimal level of social and income equality....
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