Looking to watch Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address in a live stream online? As with most of the major televised political events of the last few years, you’ll be able to do that without trying to track down an illegal link — YouTube is providing the entire broadcast free.
Though you can catch the live stream of Obama’s State of the Union above, some of his primary talking points have already been released to the press. The New York Times described his speech as one that intends to “call on Congress to pivot from an era of terror, war and recession to one of expanding economic opportunity, outlining a wide-ranging agenda intended to address income inequality and help working Americans.”
In his State of the Union speech, Americans will watch the Barack single out income inequality as one of the primary problems he will focus his domestic policy on during the final two years of his presidency.
“Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well, or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?”
One way Obama’s State of the Union will address this inequality is a call for $320 billion in taxes in order to secure middle class benefits, reported Reuters.
“The idea of raising the top capital gains and dividends tax rate to 28 percent from 23.8 percent is popular with Democrats who are looking beyond Obama’s tenure to the 2016 elections. But it seems dead on arrival with Republicans who control both houses of Congress since their big election wins in November.”
Barack will also discuss efforts that need to be taken on the national defense front. In addition to urging Congress to pass legislation to stop the threat of cyber attacks, he will also spend part of his State of the Union assuring that he has his eye on ISIS.
“This effort will take time. It will require focus. But we will succeed.”
According to early reports, Obama won’t hesitate to assert that he has done well turning around an ailing economy — though he will ultimately say that choice is that of those listening to the State of the Union.
“At this moment – with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production – we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years, and for decades to come.”
Barack Obama’s State of the Union is expected to last slightly more than one hour.