State of the Union to offer a 'blueprint' for the economy
President Obama gives his weekly address on Saturday.
January 23rd, 2012
02:12 AM ET

State of the Union to offer a 'blueprint' for the economy

President Barack Obama will lay out a "blueprint for an economy that's built to last" in Tuesday's State of the Union address - the third of his presidency.

That blueprint will focus on manufacturing, energy, education and middle-class values, according to a video released on the Obama's campaign website and Democratic sources who have been briefed on the address.

Democratic sources told CNN Sunday that the bullet points of Obama's blueprint will focus on American manufacturing, including "insourcing" - or bringing back jobs from overseas. The sources say he'll argue that during his term, the United States has seen the manufacturing industry grow for the first time in 15 years - especially in the auto industry that he helped with bailout funds.

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  1. Howard D

    Unless he includes a proper stimulus package geared towards getting things done, it's going to suck.

    January 23, 2012 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    This speech is just something that Obama has to get through one more time.
    The state of the Union is hideous.
    Obama could skip the speech and say that he is spending that time working to make things better, but there is a presidential election upon us: the President's admitting that conditions are terrible would hurt his campaign.
    He's making a political "I promise" speech instead of giving a report.
    The new-party campaign of a fellow I know, leeintulsa, is looking better and better.
    So is the campaign and Härte of Newt Gingrich.
    Obama can, on the plus side, point out the death of Osama bin Laden.

    January 23, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    The more obama flaps his gums the better bush looks.its thanks to bush policies that we got bin laden.his stimulus packages have been spent on welfare and companies that fail.unemployment was never this high under bush.only a complete moron would attempt to fix debt by spending.its starting to become obvious obama is worse for the economy than bush.obama was so worried about putting it in "d"that he drove the united states in the ditch.and he continues to mash the accelerator going further and further into the ditch.time to kick him out of the drivers seat and put it in "r" and back out of the ditch before we have to call a tow truck.but then again someone who likes to lead from behind would rather spend the rent money on a tow truck and live out of their car than put it in "r" like a smart person would.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    One thing about a stimulus package that puts money into the hands of citizens who don't work is that the recipients of the free money are very likely to reelect the politician who devised the stimulus.
    I enjoy my work enormously, but I had to suffer to establish myself in my chosen field, and it's still very hard work. The skin on my fingertips is often split.
    To a lot of voters, free money is preferable to work.
    That reality is one aspect in which a "proper stimulus package" has a negative rather than a positive effect on the USA's economy.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe Yuna (LCDR USN/ret.)

      They could have paid the working classes debts off that would have in return paid the banks debts off – did anyone in Congress think of that?

      January 23, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joe Yuna (LCDR USN/ret.)

    The only thing more disastrous than this leader's failure to lead or compromise leading to a debt equal to our GDP, a first in American history akin to Greece's socialism malady would have Tyler sing the National Anthem at this State of the Union.

    We are in serious trouble, and it is time to face the fact that it is unfair for those who took the most and paid the least should get off the hook for our nation's recovery – that means Congress, business and especially the half or more of Americans who have paid no taxes but consume at least 42% of our social programs funds without contributing to anything voluntarily or in training – facts.

    The State of the Union in the civil sector would have had me fired on the spot months ago – why accept such mediocrity in our nation's highest office or Congress when all work for us – fire them all starting at the top as in the real-world. It is not a question of party or race – it is a question of incompetence and failure, and our nation's survival.

    January 23, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Gm, Joey. I agree. Simply asking recipients of welfare or social security/military ent itlement disablity to put in a few hours of public service each week would end a presidential hopeful's bid for office.

    January 23, 2012 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    The fact that bin-Laden got nailed during the Obama administration, was pure coincidence. His apprehension wasn't started with this administration anyways.
    He will say he wants to return to the "values" that define America, where hard work pays off and where responsibility - not recklessness - is rewarded. Take a look in the mirror. Who just spent the Federal budget ($5 Trillion ) for fiscal 2013 and 2014. Where is that money going to come from?
    Democratic sources told CNN Sunday that the bullet points of Obama's blueprint will focus on American manufacturing, including "insourcing" - or bringing back jobs from overseas What is INSOURCING? Again Barrack you did it again....yet another ruling class "new screwy term". Your screwy term. Comming from a poor idiot like me, I think your referring to the words "in-house", a term that has been used since the industrial revolution began.
    Obama will also suggest job training for the long-term unemployed and veterans. 80,000 soldiers newly laid off? You'll need that. Oh and that pipeline project you just shut down? There's another 20,000 jobs you cut. Where are you going to send these professionals. Day care?
    The sources say he'll argue that during his term, the United States has seen the manufacturing industry grow for the first time in 15 years - especially in the auto industry that he helped with bailout funds.? Go ahead and argue Barrack, vent it out. Chevrolet Volt. Most average people do not have $40,000 in thier back pocket, for this electricmobile. It's unpractical. Just like Solyndra, green waste! A ruling class controlled car company, that's unionized, vulcanized and simonized. Ruining working America.
    We need somebody to lead America, and not just another confidence man... 🙂

    January 23, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    @Jeff Frank. I wish that I had ten bucks for each time someone said that the next president will fix things. Come on. He's one man. And so far, not even one of those men has had the courage to force an audit of the federal reserve system operating inside of our borders. Citizens of the European Union are having the same problem. The federal reserve system operating in Europe has never been allowed an audit either. Obviously, we have the right to know what the fed does behind closed doors. We have yet to have a president who agrees. Even Obama and Bush refused to allow US an audit of the fed. Sounds fishy to me. And fishy to Ron Paul.

    January 23, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

      Ahhh! An audit? Checking to see if the federal government is fiscally accountable? Like when Barrack takes a vacation somewhere, he always puts his wife on a jet 4hrs. ahead of himself going to the same destination, instead of going together? Where's the audit of taxpayer expense for that?
      Yeah Ron Paul would honor that. We'll just take the cost of the mult-million dollar audit out your next paycheck or welfare check Phillip!

      January 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    The first reaction I had to this article's headline has been supported by several comments now.
    Obama's expertise in not in economics, so I do not expect him to solve economic problems.
    Furthermore, I do not expect economic advisers chosen by Obama to solve economic problems.
    Obama means well, and he addresses social ills.

    January 23, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    Wow I said wow,I cant believe what my eyes are seeing.With that said those that talk bad about the POTUS best be careful.Those who you thought were your friends will attack you,then when you are gone to lunch talk behind your back.Accuse you of being SCARED to respond to their point of view.And then better yet say later on.I dont know whats wrong with him I did nothing wrong!

    January 23, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. Trinka

    Cue in all the bi partisan bashing! Whoo hoo! Leeetts go! I have never made heard any president (or candidate) make any promise. It has always been "I will work for", "I will try" "or somthing similar. Candidates cannot make promises, for all of their best intentions, Congress is the one who has the final say in how much it will let a President do...I also have never seen this country in a worse state. I fear for this country, and I fear for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, for th elected officials who are chosen to represent this country have driven it right into the ground with their collective's both parties, folks. One is not better or worse than than the other, so childish name calling and finger pinting is stupid and helps nothing.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Trinka

    Your post makes no sense, gung hoe. Are you a youngster that needs to take this to Facebook?

    January 23, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ gung hoe:
    Why don't you come back?
    I'm not being unfair to any politician.
    I'm really being fair and unbiased–and honest.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    There now that thats said.
    Where was this blueprint 3yrs ago the economy couldve been fixed by now. But its in his plan to turn our country into greece.There bobcat your right were not cut from the same cloth,and thank god for that

    January 23, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ Trinka:
    gung hoe is not a youngster, although he's younger than I am.
    His post would be clear to you if you had read all of the posts for the past few days.

    January 23, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
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