President Barack Obama 2012 State Of The Union Address

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In his third State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a handful economic proposals, as well as an “economic blueprint” for the country grounded in giving all Americans a “fair shot.”

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State of the Union: 10 highlights from Obama’s speech

  1. Call to impose the so-called “Buffett rule”
  2. Call for extension of mandatory school attendance age
  3. Creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit
  4. Commitment to increase job training
  5. Urge for immigration overhaul
  6. Establishment of Financial Crimes Unit
  7. Creation of prosecutorial unit to protect homeowners from abusive lending
  8. Proposal to help homeowners save on their mortgages
  9. Push for increase in student aid
  10. Announcement of Defense Department’s clean energy initiative

Read about these highlights in more detail on CBS News

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