If you're expecting another tearing liberal screed at Obama's State of the Union address, you're in for a disappointment.
Obama was "stung" by media coverage calling out his inaugural address's "left-leaning" focus on social issues, according to the National Journal's Ron Fournier. He intends to avoid repeating that by talking less about social issues and more about the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs during his State of the Union speech this Tuesday.
However, Obama has a way of making economic policy talk sound rather liberal-leaning to many ears. His last State of the Union was branded "class warfare" by some for its emphasis on "fairness" and "the one percent."
Staffers reveal that Obama's SOTU will announce plans for major spending on infrastructure, education, and technology to create jobs and combar climate change. In a speech last Thursday, the president described this as a "growth agenda" as well as a "fairness agenda."
Via the Washington Post and the National Journal.