Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday will be given a rebuttal by GOP Senator Marco Rubio. Barack Obama had voiced to Congressional Democrats last Thursday that his State of the Union address would keep job creation at the centre. However, his State of the Union speech is also expected to consist of robust commitments to immigration reform, gun control laws and economic revival as the US President seeks to establish an enduring legacy, which will live in American beyond his term in office. The speech is likely to contain a call for decreasing America’s nuclear weapons arsenal.
Even the White House has publicised that Barack Obama would concentrate on tactics to boost the American middle class in order to enliven the US economy, which has not fully recovered from the terrible recession of 2008. As per The New York Times on Monday, Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech will contain a plea from the Democrat President to lessen global nuclear weapons. The US President has reportedly acquired the consent of the US military to trim the US nuclear stockpile by a third.
Barack Obama had voiced to Democrat Congresspersons last week that he would push hard for early immigration reform in his second term. He expressed satisfaction that the Republicans and the Democrats are beginning to have a serious conversation to accomplish immigration reform. The US President uttered that it is essential to provide a legal path to citizenship to millions of people residing unlawfully in the US.
Simultaneously, the US President has vowed more robust border security and stricter punishments for US companies recruiting undocumented immigrants. Also, Barack Obama has pledged to formalise the requirement for those working illegally to pay back taxes.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech will be attended by famous rock and roll musician, Ted Nugent, who has been strongly backed by Tea Party activists and Second Amendment rights groups. Ted Nugent, a passionate opponent of gun control, has been known for his sharp criticisms of the President’s decisions. Ted Nugent has been invited by Texan Republican Representative, Steve Stockman, to the State of the Union speech.