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Five takeaways from President Biden’s State of the Union address

Mar 02, 2022

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President Biden’s first State of the Union Address clocked in at just more than an hour long. During his speech, he touched on issues both foreign and domestic, focusing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine first.

“Putin has unleashed violence and chaos,” Biden told the joint session of Congress. “But while he may make gains on the battlefield – he will pay a continuing high price over the long run.”

Biden announced plans to close American airspace to Russian planes. He also spoke about inflation, attributing much of the issue to COVID-19.

I get it,” Biden said. “That’s why my top priority is getting prices under control.”

Biden indicated he believes COVID-19 is moving toward endemic status in America but emphasized the need to get vaccinated. He announced there will be more free tests available shortly, including to people who have already requested their free tests. He also mentioned a plan to have drugstores give free viral treatments to people who test positive for the virus.

Biden ran on being a centrist candidate, and at the State of the Union, he reaffirmed that position, denouncing some progressive platforms.

“We should all agree, the answer is not to defund the police,” Biden said.

He also discussed legislative priorities, including his Build Back Better agenda. Instead of using the agenda’s name, Biden focused on more popular programs constituting chunks of the broader agenda.

“Cut the cost of child care,” Biden said. “Many families pay up to $14,000 a year for child care per child.”

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PRAISE FROM DEMOCRATS

TAKE SOT- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

<<”I thought he did what he needed to do in a big way.”>>

Annie Andersen AND CRITICISM FROM REPUBLICANS

TAKE SOT- Rep. Drew Ferguson (R- GA)

<<”I thought it was pretty disingenuous.”>>

Annie Andersen: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS CLOCKED IN AT JUST MORE THAN AN HOUR..

HERE ARE FIVE TAKEAWAYS 

ONE… INFLATION

TAKE SOT- BIDEN

<<I get it. That’s why my top priority is getting prices under control.”>>

Annie Andersen: BIDEN SPENT A GOOD CHUNK OF TIME TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUE THAT POLLING INDICATES IS TOP OF MIND FOR MANY AMERICANS.

HE ARGUED A LOT OF IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.. SAYING HE BELIEVES PRICES WILL COME DOWN… 

ADDING THAT HE THINKS AMERICAN MADE MANUFACTURING WILL ALSO HELP. 

THAT LINE OF THINKING IS GETTING PUSHBACK AS

STRAIGHT ARROW’S BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT SIMONE DEL ROSARIO EXPLAINS.

TAKE SOT-SIMONE

Annie Andersen: TWO- RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE. 

TAKE SOT- BIDEN

“<<Putin has unleashed violence and chaos.  But while he may make gains on the battlefield – he  will pay a continuing high price over the long run.”>> 

Annie Andersen: BIDEN SPENT 12 MINUTES ON THIS TOPIC.. 

ANNOUNCING THAT U-S AIRSPACE IS NOW CLOSED TO RUSSIAN PLANES.

HE ALSO WARNED AMERICANS.. WE MIGHT FEEL PAIN HERE AS WELL.. 

ANNOUNCING THE U-S IS RELEASING releasing 30 Million barrels from ITS 

Three – COVID.

TAKE SOT- BIDEN

<<”Thanks to the progress we have made this past year, COVID-19 need no longer control our lives.”>>

Annie Andersen: DURING HIS REMARKS… BIDEN INDICATED HE BELIEVES WE ARE ON THE PATH TO ENDEMIC STATUS AND ALSO LAID OUT TWO NEW PLANS FOR COVID.

ACCESS TO FREE ANTIVIRAL MEDS AT MAJOR DRUGSTORES, 

AND MORE FREE COVID TESTS THROUGH THE MAIL – EVEN TO THOSE WHO ALREADY ORDER ONES

FOUR– STAYING AWAY FROM EXTREMES.

TAKE SOT- BIDEN

<<”We should all agree: The answer is not to Defund the police.”>>

Annie Andersen: BIDEN RAN ON BEING THE CENTRIST CANDIDATE..

AND IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION HE REAFFIRMED THAT…

 SHYING AWAY AND EVEN DENOUNCING SOME PROGRESSIVE GOALS. 

AND FINALLY.. BUILD BACK BETTER. 

HE DIDN’T MENTION IT BY NAME… BUT DID TOUT SOME OF ITS MOST POPULAR PARTS.

TAKE SOT- BIDEN

<<”cut the cost of child care. Many families pay up to $14,000 a year for child care per child.”>>

Annie Andersen: LAWMAKERS HAVE PROMISED THE BILL ISN’T GONE.. BUT MIGHT BE PASSED IN SMALL PIECES RATHER THAN ALL AT ONCE.

THOSE ARE 5 THINGS TO KNOW FROM THE STATE OF THE UNION

STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA 

 


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