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State of the Union: Obama called for measures to support the middle class.

Union : NJ : USA | Jan 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM PST
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President Obama on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The U.S. president, in his speech to the Capitol, again requested a rise in taxes on the rich. He insisted on implementing a comprehensive immigration reform.

President Barack Obama promised to rebuild the U.S. economy on fair rules for all and a greater contribution of millionaires, in a speech before Congress on Tuesday, with whom he launched his re-election battle . "We can settle for a country where a number diminishing of people have great success, while more Americans barely cover their costs, " Obama said in his third post of the State of the Union, ten months before the November elections.

"Or we can build a nation where everyone has a fair chance, where everyone does their part, and all are governed by the same rules," said the leader of 50 years, during a speech at times combative, he received numerous standing ovations.

United States is "stronger" , said the president on an optimistic note before both houses of Congress in a speech which was followed live by millions of Americans burdened with slow economic recovery and high unemployment of 8.6%.

Obama made ​​a fervent defense of his efforts to revive the economy, creating more than 3 million jobs, the recovery of the domestic auto industry and stated that production was growing again. "Millions of Americans who work hard and meet the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system to do the same. It's time to apply the same rules from top to bottom, " said Obama, recalled that at times the rhetoric of his presidential campaign between 2007 and 2008.

He announced that he seeks to reform the tax system to tax the wealthy, pay at least 30% and stimulate the production of U.S. firms. "We must change our tax code so people like me and a lot of members of Congress , pay their fair share of taxes, " Obama said in his speech a little over an hour.

In a challenge to the Republican opposition that dominates the House of Representatives, released: "I have the intention to fight the obstruction to the action, and will oppose any effort to return to the same policies that led to this economic crisis first place ".

The president reiterated his support for immigration reform in the United States, and called the work "now" in the subject which is of the highest priorities for the growing Hispanic population, largest minority in the country with more than 50 million people, and can be key in his re-election.

He acknowledged that the tensions of the election year will be difficult to achieve comprehensive reform, but asked at least pass the Dream Act, a partial reform to open a path to legalize hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants if they enter college or the military . "E a law that provides them the opportunity to earn their citizenship. I will sign it immediately , "the president said the congressmen.

Among the economic stimulus measures, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the creation of a special unit to investigate subprime lending, increasing the pressure on the country's largest banks, in his annual address to the Congress.

"Tonight, I ask the Attorney General to establish a special unit of federal prosecutors and attorneys general leading the states to expand our research on predatory lending and risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis," Obama said in his discusro.

"This new unit responsible for those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners, and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans," he said.

The creation of a unit to investigate unfair trade practices, and thus put more pressure on China and other countries that subsidize their exports, was another point that developed the U.S. president in his annual address.

"I am making known the creation of a Compliance Unit of the Commercial Rules will be responsible for investigating unfair trade practices in countries such as China," Obama said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.

In his speech in which he announced to boost production of U.S. businesses and create jobs, promised to be vigilant against counterfeit goods entering the United States.

"There will be more inspections to prevent the entry of fake or harmful to our country . And this Congress must ensure that no foreign company has an advantage over American manufacturing when it comes to obtaining financing, "he said.

"No other country is okay to allow piracy of our films, music and software. It is not fair that foreign manufacturing firms took advantage just because they have many benefits," added the president in a clear reference to the events of last week .

"I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for U.S. products. And I will stand on the sidelines when our competition is not governed by the rules," the president promised.

The reemployment of redundant workers and the training to be reintegrated into the labor market was another point that developed the U.S. president as exemplified by some particular cases that depict the success of this policy.

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Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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