Obama: Bipartisanship is Key
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WGBA --The President says the United States has a come a long way in the last four years. Six million new jobs better housing market and a better stock market, and less dependency on foreign oil. But he says there's still work to be done.
Rounds of applause at the beginning of President Obama's State of the Union speech as he stresses the importance of bipartisanship. Putting the nation's interest before party.
"America moves forward only when we do so together," said President Obama.
The president says the work begins by taking steps to further reduce the deficit. That means spending cuts, looking for ways increase revenue and Medicare reform.
"Otherwise our retirement programs will crowd out the investments we need for our children" said President Obama.
Creating job and keeping jobs in the United States, also a big topic.
"And guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is made right here in America" asaid President Obama.
To give people the tools to get those jobs, the president says investing in education is key.
"Lets give our kids that chance" said President Obama.
The president also spoke about the environment saying America is poised to be energy independent and asked Congress to combat climate change.
President Obama also calling for comprehensive immigration reform. All in hopes to strengthen our nation.
President Obama also said Congress should raise the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour.