In case you missed (or in my case, fell asleep) President Bush’s State of the Union address, I thought some key points might be in order this chilly A.M. courtesy of The Arizona Republic.
ON IRAQ: Bush faces lawmakers skeptical of his Iraq troop—increase strategy. “We went into this largely united,” he says. “I ask you to give it a chance to work.”
ON ENERGY: Bush’s goal is to reduce gas usage by 20 percent over projected levels in 10 years by increasing use of alternate fuels and requiring greater efficiency in cars.
ON HEALTH CARE: Plan would tax some workers’ health benefits, but new tax deductions could encourage more uninsured people to buy coverage.
FYI, Iraq was NOT his first talking point.
One more thing: cheers to Speaker Nancy Pelosi! The FIRST woman to lead the House. You go girl!