President Obama Delivers State of The Union Address 'The Shadow of Crisis Has Passed'
President Barack Obama gave his sixth State of The Union address Tuesday night (Jan. 20) and laid out a list of national priorities, which included a seven-day paid sick leave, affordable high-quality childcare, equal pay for women, and warming relations with Cuba.
Proudly sporting a full head of gray hair, the president, while speaking to a newly controlled Republican Congress, spoke of the nation's progress such as lower gas prices that can save a typical family about $750 at the gas pump and confidently stated "the shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong."
The president also insisted it was time to raise wages for American workers.
"f you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, go try it. If not, vote to give millions of the hardest-working people in America a raise."
While most items on the President's agenda were not met with mutual support from both sides of the isle, including sending a bill to Congress that would make the first two years of community college free, Obama made sure to quiet members on the right who applauded when he mentioned his final term.
"I have no more campaigns to run," he said. "I know, that's because I won both of 'em."