Are you ready to get a glimpse of the future? President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address was a powerful reminder of the progress we have made and the work that still needs to be done. From raising the debt ceiling to codifying abortion rights and capping the price of insulin for all at $35 a month, Biden’s message was clear: let’s finish the job.
In his address, Biden drew a stark contrast between himself and the Republican party on a number of issues, including raising the debt ceiling. He warned that some Republicans wanted to cut Medicare and Social Security in exchange for raising the debt limit, and was met with jeers from the audience. Biden was adamant that the full faith and credit of the United States of America will never ever be questioned and that social security and Medicare are off the books.
Biden also called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Policing Act in response to the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols who was beaten to death by Memphis police. He reminded us that what happened to Tyre happens too often, and that we must do better.
Despite the progress made under Biden’s watch, his approval ratings have remained low. In response, Biden highlighted the economic gains and legislative achievements that have been made, such as funding over 20,000 projects and improving infrastructure, domestic semiconductor manufacturing, and veterans benefits. He also expressed his optimism in finding issues where members of both parties could find common ground and work together.
As Biden gears up for a potential 2024 presidential run, his State of the Union address was a powerful reminder of the progress we have made and the work that still needs to be done. Join us as we explore the implications of Biden’s speech and the unfinished priorities he has outlined for the future.