EYEWITNESS NEWS(WBRE/WYOU) — President Biden will give his State of the Union address Tuesday night to the nation. He is expected to discuss key issues including the economy, inflation, and foreign policy.
Eyewitness News wants to know what issues people in our area would like him to address.
The people Eyewitness News spoke with brought up numerous topics as you would expect inflation was big, as was the recent china balloon, and many folks said they just want to see some movement toward cooperation in Washington.
Eyewitness News asked, “Mr. Gimble what issues are you hoping he talks about or addresses?”
“Inflation number one, the economy, a couple of other things,” Gimble replied.
79-year-old George Gimble has seen his share of State of the Union addresses and once again he says he’ll be paying close attention to the President’s speech Tuesday night.
“His accomplishments he’s had, some I know that we all know that, but I still like him. I’m sure a lot of people don’t, but I do,” Gimble added.
Steve Falatovich from Sugarloaf Township says he too will be watching very closely and he says his interest goes beyond specific issues.
“I’m hoping he talks about the economy. I would like him to try to work together. I just got done saying to my wife I’m disappointed in both parties. Instead of working together, they’re fighting with one another,” explained Falatovich.
Political Science Professor Dr. David Sosar has been studying State of the Union addresses for more than a half century. Eyewitness News asked what topics he believes the President has to tackle Tuesday night.
“Well, he’s got to talk about the economy most importantly because people are so worried about it right now and he’s got to point out the jobs report recently was very good. Salaries going up a little bit although not going up as big as they’d like to see right now,” Dr. Sosar said.
And Dr. Sosar says there is one topic that could overshadow every other topic.
“He’s going to probably have to say something about the famous balloon that was flying over last week. But that they shot it down, that was a good thing,” Dr. Sosar explained.
Dr. Sosar also thinks that this speech could have an impact on a potential Biden run for re-election in 2024.