In his sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama outlined new policies aimed at growing the American economy and leading the world with our foreign policy. Among his new economic proposals are universal affordable child care, paid sick leave for all workers, a raise in the minimum wage, increasing the Capital Gains tax for the wealthiest Americans, and making community college free, which Obama advocated for by citing how sending GI’s to college after World War II expanded the American workforce and increased its productivity. Regarding foreign policy, Obama asked Congress for an authorization for military actions against ISIS and an end to the Cuban embargo, and advocated for prohibiting torture as a means of war.
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