During President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union speech he identified a number of issues that I give him high marks for. Here is my list:
Tax incentives for new hires: The president proposed tax credits for new hiring by businesses. This is a great idea, but it’s about a year late so he needs to get this passed right away.
Free trade: He included the need for more free trade agreements, including the one with Columbia that has been stuck in Congress for years. He’ll have to fight forces in his own party to get this done.
Energy: I give President Obama a high-five for proposing more nuclear power in America’s future, plus more drilling for our sovereign oil and gas deposits. Again, he’ll have to deal with his own folks to make this happen.
Iran: Mr Obama fired a shot across the bow of Iran; I have already predicted he would get a chance to make good on this stance in 2010. If I’m right, we won’t have to wait long to see if Obama has the stones to back-up his rhetoric with action.
Recently, on my radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show, I talked about all of these issues. Take a few minutes to listen and let me know what you thought about this speech. Listen Live! Download, Too!