Obama's address Tuesday has to be nuclear in economics, energy, environment and peace
The Kansas City Star
President Barack Obama has to think nuclear as he delivers his State of the Union Address to the nation on Tuesday night.
The newly re-elected, first African American president plans to push policies and programs to benefit the recession-staggered middle class. That includes more manufacturing jobs and beefing up workers’ skills. Obama’s initiatives have to be bold enough to work and practical enough to appeal to the Republican-controlled House.
Pushing more renewable energy sources will have to be in the forefront of what Obama tells the nation, including wind and solar power installed even at facturies, offices and homes. Global warming, highlighted in Obama’s inaugural address, demands legislative action to reduce greenhouse gases.
Taking action on this planet-threatening issue has to be non-negotiable. More merciless and costly East Coast storms may not give Republican lawmakers an option but to act.
Also a threat to the Earth are the stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Obama plans to say in his speech Tuesday that he will reinvigorate talks to bring down the number of nukes held by the U.S. and Russia.
Could that affect the new Honeywell plant in the south Kansas City area? Could be.