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With the Presidential State of the Union address tonight, The Heartland Institute Director of Research S.T. Karnick talks with Tony Katz, host of The Big Story, about what to expect from the speech. Both Karnick and Katz agree, tonight’s State of the Union will be all show and no substance.
President Obama is expected to layout a number of programs designed to appeal to the public and, most of all, his political base. As Karnick states in the interview, the address has devolved over the years into a laundry list of things the government is going to do for you. Instead of the address explaining the challenges that lie ahead for the nation, it now resembles more of a political stump speech.
The President will likely outline a number of plans. He is expected to discuss tax cuts and hikes, new infrastructure and housing projects and a plan to offer free community college. But as Karnick warns in his interview, most of these concepts are formed around misconceptions and bait-and-switch tactics.
Be sure to stay tuned to The Heartland Institute for news and analysis of the 2015 Presidential State of the Union.