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State Of Union Address Stresses Domestic Issues

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posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 09:56 PM
President Bush's focus was mainly on domestic issues this year, including health care reform, tax relief, immigration control, and the economy. The source listed is a transcript of the address.
THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished citizens and fellow citizens: Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union. This year, we gather in this chamber deeply aware of decisive days that lie ahead.

You and I serve our country in a time of great consequence. During this session of Congress, we have the duty to reform domestic programs vital to our country; we have the opportunity to save millions of lives abroad from a terrible disease. We will work for a prosperity that is broadly shared, and we will answer every danger and every enemy that threatens the American people. (Applause.)

In all these days of promise and days of reckoning, we can be confident. In a whirlwind of change and hope and peril, our faith is sure, our resolve is firm, and our union is strong. (Applause.)

This country has many challenges. We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents, and other generations. (Applause.) We will confront them with focus and clarity and courage.

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It will be interesting to see if the newly elected Congress will seriously work toward solutions to our problems, instead of continuing the pattern of divisiveness that has characterized the past six years. If rumors prove true, initiatives such as health care reform are dead on arrival and we will see six more years of little or no progress.

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