SOTU 2013: Deficit reduction
Health care concerns are at the top of his list and making decisions that help the middle class.
Concept: We can't just cut our way to prosperity.
Cuts will happen that impact people of all income levels and raise taxes for the most prosperous.
Concept: Government must keep promises that it already made.
Tax loopholes for the wealthy and prosperous should be closed as a way to reduce the deficit.
Tax reform can take place that creates jobs and reduces deficit.
Concept: Let's handle our problems in a way that don't stress out Americans. We can't handle our affairs in a way that leads us from one manufactured crisis to the next.
The President is effectively grabbing the higher ground through his message.
Focus: All efforts should lead towards job creation.
1) Attracting jobs to our shores.
2) Training people.
3) Having it lead to well paying jobs.
Concept: It is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets it's priorities for broad based growth.