Despite Republican Opposition Obama Insists on Increased Spending
President Barak Obama will be making the annual State of the Union address this coming Tuesday, and according to insiders he will call for increased spending in certain areas in the upcoming year. Obama’s argument for increased spending will be that even though the United States is attempting to reduce the budget deficit substantially, certain things, such as infrastructure, education and research, must be targeted for increased spending for the sake and betterment of the nation.In recent days newly elected Republicans have been calling for deep spending cuts in order to reduce the huge US deficit and to try and give people a break from high taxes at a time of economic crisis. Obama will use his Tuesday address to answer his critics, explaining why the US is compelled to make targeted investments to foster the growth of jobs and to help give the US a competitive boost in the international economy.President Obama will not only propose and justify new spending, but he will also propose many deep cuts in spending in other areas. The cuts, however, when combined with the added spending, will not be enough to placate the Republicans, according to those who are familiar with the upcoming budgetary planning.