President to push economic agenda in State of Union speech
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday will be less about ideals and more about job creation, growth and the economy.
The president will talk about getting the country's students prepared for work in the 21st century and putting Americans back to work.
"I'm going to be talking about making sure that we are focused on job-creation here in the United States of America," said President Obama. "It means that we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with teh skills they need to compete in the 21st century."
The president will also push for stricter gun laws. And he will touch on automatic spending cuts in defense and education that are slated to start March 1.