I would like to see corporate welfare addressed along with tax breaks for the rich. I think that it is time to dismantle this "job creator" myth.
I would also like someone to talk about the fact that in a nation with a declining birth rate (which is a good thing on a global level) there is not going to be a strong enough base to support my generation's social security unless all of the people who live and work here (including the undocumented) are contributing to the system. I would also like to see the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income towards FICA as someone who earns minimum wage.
I would also like to see Obama take credit for some of the federal regulations that he changed using his executive privilege. He closed down prisons in which entire families (including children) were incarcerated. For profit prisons, in the US, which incarcerated children. Why is no one talking about this?
I really hope Obama doesn't cave in on energy issues. If I hear him say "safe clean coal" one more time I'm going to throw something breakable at my TV.
And perhaps, when the "are you better off than you were 4 years ago" issue comes up, Obama will have the nerve to point out that one of the reasons that people are suffering is because our Republican leaders, who believe in smaller government, have cut funding to public schools, to Pell grants, to libraries, to homeless shelters, to programs serving homebound seniors, to fire departments, to infrastructure support, ranging from bridge repair to sanitation. Perhaps he will talk about how these cuts have impacted on the lives of the people who have lost services.