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February 11th, 2013
06:55 PM ET

State of the Union Expectations

The president is scheduled to give his annual State of the Union message on Tuesday night, and we're planning to bring you highlights of both that speech and the Republican response.  But before the politicians have their say, we'd like you to have yours:  What subjects would you like to hear addressed on Tuesday?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Isaac

    I would like to hear President Obama finally make gun rules more strict, we dont need more murders or shootings happening anymore.

    February 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm |
    • Daniel

      What did Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin all have in common? Their people did not have the right to bear arms.

      February 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
    • HARRISON

      i would love to hear somthing about a new gun policy

      February 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
    • HARRISON

      i would love to hear something about a new gun policy

      February 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
    • Michael

      I think he SHOULD make more strict gun laws so then there might not be as mutch violence in the USA.

      February 13, 2013 at 8:05 am |
    • Beka

      I think that they need to have better education rights. Have less school days.

      February 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm |
    • Kylee

      gun control isnt needed. guns dont kill people. people kill people. control the people with the guns not the guns themselves

      February 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm |
    • Junior

      I would not like to see more taxes against the middle class. I think they should tax the upper class and reduce debt.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
    • Ruby

      I think we should have better gun laws

      February 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm |
  2. Brielle

    I would like to hear bullying being addressed. In my school, we have had a few lessons about it and I would like to hear what tje government has to say, especially because bullying leads to suicide and I would not wants to lose my best friend to something as common as bullying.

    February 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm |
    • angela

      I agree bullying is an issue for everyone , infact I still get bullied now. I tell them to stop and tell teachers but it just wont stop.

      February 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm |
  3. Chris

    I'd like for him to talk about reducing our national debt, improving our economy, creating jobs, and compromise within Congress. I think that these are the most important topics right now.

    February 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm |
    • angela

      the econemey is bad espeshaly in this time when everyone's in need

      February 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm |
    • Macy

      I agree. Our national debt is a huge problem. President Obama should definitely address it in his State of the Union speech.

      February 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
  4. spencer

    I would like to hear the president talk about the issue of gun ang gun violence. Along with what he is going to do to improve the economy.

    February 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm |
    • angela

      GUNS ARE BAD!!!

      February 12, 2013 at 11:42 pm |
    • Sam

      Gun control is not needed.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
    • Tiani

      I think guns are very save and i think we should keep the guns and i think people shouldnt be that stupid to kill someone with a gun. guns are a safe and we need to protect ourself.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  5. Felicia

    I hope President Obama will talk about gun violence. It's been pretty bad these days. Also, I hope he talks about the economy and how we are going to deal with the 16.5 trillion dollars that we owe. It's a lot of money and it's going to take years to cover the debt. Hopefully Barack Obama has a plan that we can do to cover the cost because we cannot dig a deeper hole where we are now.

    February 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
  6. sunshine

    I think that the president should talk about what he plans on doing as president

    February 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  7. Fola

    I would like to hear about his thoughts on the theart of an nuclear boom

    February 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm |
    • Connor

      I watched the State of the Union Speech holding my AR-15. This is America, they can't take away my gun.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm |
      • Dylan

        Gun control is the dumbest plan for preventing shootings. The only thing that will stop shootings is to arm teacher so they can protect there school and students. The next thing the could do is instead of susspending the kid who stands up to the bully suspend the bully

        February 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  8. Rabab

    I am hoping for a real way to help our economy that is reliable. I also want the gun control issue to be brought to light.

    February 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
  9. Jacob

    With all the shootings occuring and all the violence going on I would like to hear about gun control and the troops in Afghanistan.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
    • Maggie

      I would like to hear about updates on education.

      February 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
  10. Ivee

    I believe the gun control laws need to be talked about and discussed so we can find a happy medium between both political parties that is fair and right!

    February 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm |
    • Sam

      I think guns should still be allowed and they don't need any new laws about them.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm |
  11. Stephanie

    I want to hear that something will be done about gun control, not just that it will be taken into consideration. I want to hear that we will do something about it, because the longer it takes, the more possible another citizens' death could be planned right now.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm |
    • nick

      i would like to hear reports on education

      February 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
  12. Gwen

    I would like to hear is the gun control because that is a big issue in our country of what happened in Sandy Hook ES school shooting. Also, what is he going to do to protect schools from preventing this tradegy to NOT happen again?

    February 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm |
  13. Geoffrey

    I would like President Obama to address the topics he discussed in his inauguration speech like gun control, climate change, immigration reform, same-sex marriage, and of course, the economy.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:41 am |
  14. Austin

    I think that the first thing that should be talked about is gun violence and how they have and are going to deal with it. Then they really need to talk about the fiscal cliff and when it will be agreed on or at least the end date for it.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:01 am |
  15. Rebecca

    I would like to hear about education and how Obama will lead it.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:41 am |
  16. Gregory

    I would like to hear about the nuclear test that happened in North Korea last night.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:48 am |
  17. Arianna

    First off use a word other than strong to describe the union. Secondly it has been said that the president's religious beliefs are in the Christian faith, if that is so why does he support homosexuals so much. Christians are not suppose to hate them but they must know that its not right by the word of God. What are Obama's views on that?

    February 12, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • Arianna.

      That is a good point but along with that I want to know what we are going to do about North Korea, gun control, the debt ceiling, America's economy, immigration, and other issues. The best thing would be for Obama to address the immediate issues then the other issues that are ranked most to least important to the people of the United States.

      February 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm |
  18. Alex

    Fighting terrorists and kepping america safe for one. Another isue I want to hear would probably be gun control.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  19. Mary

    I would like to hear about the issue of guns. So many people have taken advantage of what they are supposed to be used for. HUNTING. Not any other use, but, like I said, people take advantage. So, yeah, that is what I want to hear about.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:51 am |
  20. Devon

    I want to hear about the issues in the U.S. economy and what the President plans to fix it.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:08 am |
  21. Emile

    The main thing that I would like to hear is the Gun Debate.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  22. Abigail

    All I want to hear is the truth. Our nation is in a pretty bad state and I hope the President says that, and not some wishy-washy fluff that says we are fine.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:49 am |
  23. Miles

    I think the President should try to end the war in Afghanistan. I hate war and it seems like the President and Congress aren't even trying to stop this stupid war.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:01 am |
    • Ari

      Rome was NOT built in a day, war does NOT just declare itself, babies do NOT come from space so removing troops will NOT be simple. I am sure the president is doing the best he can with congress's help, he is only one man.

      February 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm |
  24. Shane

    How do you feel about the ongoing nuclear testing in North Korea and how is the United States going to react?

    February 12, 2013 at 10:03 am |
  25. Cornelius

    I would like the president to talk about the financial crisis. Does the president have any Ideas on how we can get out of this mess?

    February 12, 2013 at 10:05 am |
  26. Mel

    I would like them to address the gun laws. There's been a lot of talk lately, but they need to take some action.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:07 am |
  27. Nataiya

    I think the president should talk about gun control and making schools a safe place to be.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:09 am |
  28. Keith

    I think that President Obama should speak about education. It's important for kids to have a good education because kids will be running this country in the future.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:10 am |
  29. Maddie

    I would like President Obama to say something about lowering our debt, trying to find better ways to trade with China, find a way to change North Korea's economy and it's people's minds, and doing more to protect endangered species and habitats.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:11 am |
  30. Mike

    I want the president to talk about having more jobs and why people out of work.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  31. Joe

    I’d like if the president would talk directly about things that are affecting us on the outside world, such as if after school education will ever stop increasing, and if it will be more affordable for students to college. I would also like to know, along with many others if jobs will become more available and if the economy will ever turn around, so we never have to go through another recession.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:29 am |
  32. Cody

    I feel there are many main issues for the president to address in his upcoming speech. The issues of gun control and gun control laws need to be discussed. I would also like to see the president speak on what his plans are for the troops in the war. Talking about economic issues and where our economy is going to in the future is important. Nerveless the president has his hands full with many highly debated issues.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  33. Chase

    I would like to hear about how the economy is doing. Topics like how many jobs have been made in the past year and the debt of the nation. Has the unenployment rate gone up or down in the past year. I would also like to hear about the immagration laws and how they are being changed. I know there have been alot of talk about it and want ot hear about what they will change. I also want to hear about taxes and if he will raise them or lower them.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  34. Alex

    One thing that needs to be talked about is what are we going to do about all of our debt. It is currently at a crazy high level and it keeps growing because we keep on spending money. I think we need to find away to cut that down. If we have all of this debt, I think that someone needs to realize that enough is enough and it starts with the president. Another thing is all of this gun control stuff. There have been a lot of shootings lately. Taking away guns really won't solve anything but I think that we need to discuss away to limit where we can take guns to. I don't care if people like to carry them around, I just don't agree with the fact that people are using them to hurt other people.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  35. Garrett

    I've never watched a president speech before so Im not sure what I'm not sure what I want him to talk about but there is one major thing that affects most of us. That is fuel prices. I want him to talk about lowering the cost of fuel. That would be awesome to see the price go down. I mean he lowered it right around the election.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:33 am |
  36. Mark

    Well, I know that gun control will be something that we will hear in the State of The Union address, but I'd like to hear the president talk about what we can do about mental health system. The national debt is also another thing that should be covered, and how we can start eliminating it or reducing its size. Or maybe stop letting politicians get certain rights, or letting them break laws without penalties?

    February 12, 2013 at 10:34 am |
  37. Colin

    What we as a country are doing to get out of debt. Also to get Americans back to work and lowering the unemployment rate. How high the unemployment rate actually is? What some changes are that will help the United States in bettering every citizen.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:34 am |
  38. Alex

    One thing that needs to be talked about is what are we going to do about all of our debt. It is currently at a crazy high level and it keeps growing because we keep on spending money. I think we need to find away to cut that down. If we have all of this debt, I think that someone needs to realize that enough is enough and it starts with the president. Another thing is all of this gun control stuff. There have been a lot of shootings lately. Taking away guns really won't solve anything but I think that we need to discuss away to limit where we can take guns to. I don't care if people like to carry them around, I just don't agree with the fact that people are using them to hurt other people.I just really hope that something will actually be done about these issues instead of just being talked about

    February 12, 2013 at 10:36 am |
  39. Tyler

    I think the President should talk about his plans regarding new gun laws. It is very contriversialy in my area and I dont really understand what he is planning on doing for it.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:37 am |
    • jessica

      I would like to hear if there's any new updates or decisions made about gun control.

      February 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
  40. Alec

    I would probably like to hear what everyone has to say about the shootings going on around the United States. Maybe even their thoughts on what to do about hurricane Sandy, how to help those who are in trouble, and those homeless. (Jehovah's Witnesses can't do it all. =) )

    February 12, 2013 at 10:38 am |
  41. Ty

    I feel that the biggest topic on tonights speech will be gun control. That has been by far the biggest topic on the news and everywhere. Im sure another big topic will be unemployment. That also is a really big topic and will always be. Im happy to hear about what he has to say about gun conrol, but not sure if i will like the outcome of it. I guess i will just have to deal with it.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:39 am |
  42. Joe

    Id assume he'll talk about gun control as he should. After so many school shootings, and threats about it. I also feel he should address the current economic state of the nation. Explain his future plans to improve our economy, and maybe a progress report of where we stand now.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:39 am |
  43. Emily

    I think they should talk about the eneployment. I think this is a big problem in the U.S. because a lot of people can not efford to go to collage because they don't have the money to. I think they should make collage a little chepper so more people can go and get a degree and get a good job.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:41 am |
  44. Monty

    I think he will address the topic of the Gun Control. Whether or not we will be able to keep them or there will be major restrictions. I personally don’t really think they are a necessity, but also I don’t think guns, should be taken away from hunters, enthusiasts, etc. Hopefully there is a logical outcome to this.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:44 am |
  45. Hannah

    He should talk about how his health care plans are coming along. He's saying everyone should have health care, so where is mine? Something else most people are wondering about is the gun laws. Are you going to take them from us? Because as far as guns...guns dont kill people, people kill people. Guns don't point and shoot themselves. Some people shouldnt have them, plain and simple. You can't take them from everyone because some people don't know how to use them or aren't sane enough to have one.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:45 am |
    • Wyatt

      The only problem with this is that the government has taken away our right to decide if we want insurance or health care. Nowadays we have to have it, and we can't afford to pay for it, or we don't, we get the "government's health care, which controls what doctors we see and whether or not we can be treated. My very own grandmother needed a new heart, but she had "government" health care. The government decided that since she would be dead in a few more years, they denied her the operation. My grandma died because the government decided to prevent her from having her surgery. Is this nation a republic or communist country? Because they have violated just about every individual right that our Constitution gives us.

      February 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm |
  46. Josh, Trevor, and Tim

    He should speak on LGBT issues and their rights to be treated the same as heterosexual couple in regards to benefits and marriage.

    February 12, 2013 at 11:01 am |
  47. Shannon

    I would like to hear about Global Warming and the efforts to promote earth friendly technologies and jobs.

    February 12, 2013 at 11:04 am |
    • Wyatt

      Unfortuately, global warming is not even real. Like ghosts, aliens, banshees, goblins, vampires, zombies, and freedom of religion.

      February 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm |
  48. Nick

    the issue I would like to hear about is how society has become very liberal dominated, and free speech is diminishing. I would also like President Obama to talk about the issues in the Middle East, particularly Iran's Islamic Republic and Israelis murdering Palestinians in the Arab-Israeli conflict

    February 12, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  49. sean

    i would like him to talk about how guns aren't responsible for shootings but it is the people holding the gun that is responsible. we don't blame cars for drunk drivers, why blame guns for violent criminals?

    February 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
  50. Emily

    Call me crazy if you want to, but I want the president to say that he want's to end abortion. there's a one in a million chance
    that he'll actually say that but I do have a right to speak freely, and that's what i want him to say.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  51. Sam

    I would hope someone says something about how our country needs POLITICAL DIVERSITY. We need more independents in the house and senate, rather than just republicans and democrats.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm |
  52. MARQUISE

    i want him to talk about the economy, because a lot of people are worried.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
  53. Jordan

    I think they should talk about gun control because to many people are getting hurt and something needs to happen

    February 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
  54. Gabby

    I honestly don't even know what that is.. but whatever they talk about should probably be important.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
  55. Tyler

    he should be talking about taking guns away

    February 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
  56. Matthew

    I would like him to give us a plan for the massive debt in our country.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm |
  57. Molly

    I would like to hear him say that he will enforce gun control because i do believe that gun control will help our country. No one needs those kind of assualt weapons. To all those people who think he's taking away all of the guns HE'S NOT they want to get rid of the assualt weapon. why would you need those. for what reason would you be using one. there is none, only the military should be able to have those kind of weapons. so i want the president to help enforce gun control.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm |
  58. Justin

    I would like to hear them talk about gun and immagration problems. They need to talk about the two biggest problems in the U.S. and agree on somthing to give the United States a better future.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
  59. Megan

    I would like to hear about how they are planning on dealing with the fisical cliff and how the republicans feel about their decision and how they are planning to open more jobs, help local businesses, etc.

    February 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
  60. Noelia

    i would like to hear how the president plans to get the U.S out of dept, or atleast to the point where its not in the trillions like we are now...

    February 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
  61. Jack

    All around, the recent issues weve been having as a country should all be discussed. Immigration, the economy. But other than that i've noticed that gas prices are going up again and we need to discuss a way to stop that. Too, what about foreign trade? we rely mostly on other countries so whould it be such a bad idea to restrict trade so the u.s could expand and flourish a bit more?

    February 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm |
  62. Francis

    I feel that the president needs to zoom out. He should stop focusing on things such as gun control and human rights and consider the big topics such as the overwhelming debt

    February 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm |
  63. bailey

    gun violence

    February 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm |
  64. ray

    The president should talk about the debt of America because when i a an adult we are going to be poor poor poor.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
  65. Missy

    I think the President should focus more on poverty because there are many people who do not eat everyday and i dont think people should go through that. Even kids go through this imagin if you could not eat for a week or you had a deadly disease because you couldnt afford to go to the doctor.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  66. elizebeth

    i think that they should talk abou our dept, the gun issue, and help us in New Mexico with our water problem!

    February 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  67. medez

    i think that the president should focas more on getting us out if debt.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  68. Lola

    I want the president to talk about helping our community and helping the immigrants to have a better life

    February 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  69. lilly

    i want the president to talk about better schools that have more safty that kids do not have guns and that all schools have cameras.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  70. Mari F

    My opinion of what i want them to say is to have less taxes every year and earn money or make more money

    February 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  71. Rosally

    I want the president to discuss the ever overflowing debt, helping homless people with no to live in, and helping kids, students, and people find homes, jobs, schools, and collages.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  72. Lexi

    I think that the president should worry about getting out of dept.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  73. shabby

    I want the president to talk about at the State of the Union is about the new pope.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  74. Sally

    On TV I want the president to talk about the debt that people owe. Peope that owe money for long periods of time should be pointed out and should be punished or should pay the debt that they owe.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
    • Wyatt

      Sadly, most people who owe debt CAN'T pay it off. If they could, do you honestly think they would still be in debt?

      February 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
  75. shabby

    i want the president to talk about the new pope

    February 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  76. baylee

    I would like to hear that tax prices and gas prices are going to go down.Tax prices and gas prices are getting horrible. I would also like to hear that milk prices are going to go down or i'll get my own cow and milk it myself.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  77. Poppy

    I think he shall talk about the gas prices and how they are like $3.89 now and that is really really to much just to fill up my dads truck its like $90.00. Thats only for one fill up and he really needs to talk about coming down on the prices.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  78. Bailey

    I think that President Obama should talk about our troops in Afganistan and gun laws. Many Americans have gotten hurt or killed and I think that the laws should change so it doesn't happen again.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  79. James

    I think that the President should talk about bringing the soldiers home from afghanistan mostly because if we have already won i dont know the point of keeping them there longer then they have to be.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  80. xavier

    I believe that president barack husain obama should adress childhood obesity, the troops over seas, gun controll/violence,educatin, his new health care law, the price of gas, taxation for the rich, animal cruelty, and the tragedy in New Town Conneticut.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm |
  81. Jacob

    I think that the president should talk about lowering prices on anything thats price is to high and about our community.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm |
  82. Riley

    I think Obama should talk about the gun voilence in America and banned them. He should also talk about making school lunches healthier so kids dont turn obese.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
    • john

      He should not and can not ban guns. if he bands guns, the people will not have guns and the bad guys will somehow get them in

      February 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm |
  83. Avi & Darnell

    Jobs should stay in the U.S.
    Taxes on the wealthy
    to stop spending so much on the us military
    More laws or criminal activity and to make it much harder to get a weapon
    make tax cuts on services ex. fire men and police officers
    economize the way the u.s. makes coins
    to improve the education of u.s. children
    childhood obesity
    10-4

    February 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
  84. Sophia

    I think Mr.Obama should address topics such as the unemployment rate, gun safety/gun control, childhood obesity, childhood education, and illegal immigramts because these subjects will have a great impact on America's future.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
  85. Jaylin

    I think that president Obama should talk about animal abusement. I think that because animals get abused alot and it needs to be put to a stop.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
  86. Kary

    I beleive that gun violence and gun use should be a big topic and the military as far as bringing the troops home from afghanistan goes.I also beleive the economy,education,and childhood obesedy should also be some very discussed topics.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  87. RICKY

    I think Barack Obama should talk about gun violence because there has been so many tragic incidents. He should also mention something about the troops in Afganistan. Barack should also talk more about stopping saturday mail

    February 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  88. Shira

    In the state of the union adress, I think president Obama should talk about ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing our troops home because it's an awful, violent war that is taxing our economy when right now, we can't afford any more expenses.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  89. Charlotte

    I think Obama should talk about, gun violence because, guns are harming America and it's people. Very often kids( all ages) and adults die or get injured greatly. People's hearts are broken becuase of a bullet. If guns are montiered more America can have a more peacefull, happier, and less heartbroken enviorment.

    February 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  90. Hank

    I think the president should address the congress to take away all of the guns in the U.S.A because I have heard many shootings on the news and some of them weren't far from where I live. And I don't want to hear any more news about more shootings

    February 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  91. ray

    They should talk about the water issue because we are living in a drought in the south. Please help we need water!!!!

    February 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
  92. Dantay

    I would like for the president to address the suggestions in the health care system Dr. Benjamin Carson mentioned in the National Prayer Breakfast.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm |
  93. Jeanelle

    I would like to see the President address that political correction can damage freedom of speech, and I would like to hear more about the situation and plans for gun control.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  94. Robert

    I would like the President to adress the flat tax addressed by Dr. Ben Carson, and other advances that the country can do about our low education standards. Our country was build on the knowledge of many great minds but now it is supported only by some great minds. What can he do to make America more knowledgeable so the country advances? More knowledge leads smarter country which then leads to sought solutions

    February 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  95. Roslynn

    I would like to see the president address flat taxes that Benjamin Carson proposed during the National Prayer Breakfast.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm |
  96. Michelle

    I would appreciate if President Obama addressed the issue of the national debt. It seems that any plan he has put to the test hasn't done much to the 16.5 trillion debt America has. I want to know what his solution to paying this debt will be, and addressing it in the "State of the Union" would be a perfect answer to a lot of Americans.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  97. davin

    gun control

    February 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  98. Renata

    i would like the president to adress the political isssue of violence

    February 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  99. hailey

    the people in high school that are dropping out of school because it is to hard

    February 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  100. Olivia and tyler

    I think the president should talk about high gas prices. :(

    February 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  101. Micah and Chance

    We think that the President should talk about gun violence

    February 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  102. Jillian

    I want the president to talk about stopping gun violence and ways to stop it.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  103. Jacob

    I think the president should talk about better building strategy.:):)

    February 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  104. Brady

    more about Obama care because we need to now more about it. And taxes because they are to hi

    February 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  105. Charity

    I think that he should talk about bullying and violence because that seems to be a big problem in the U.S.A.! :)

    February 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  106. Ethan

    I think president Obama should talk about obiesity becuse it is increasing and the people in Afghanistan because we have multiple people in Afghanistan.

    February 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm |
  107. Blake

    What is the Middle East looking like? And when are all of the troops leaving Afghanistan?

    February 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  108. Faith

    I think Obama should promise to work at fixing our economy or make it better I don't care if that means we have to make some changes. If he wanted to he could lower gas prices, but he won't do it. He should create more jobs for unemployed people that have no hope of getting jobs because there aren't any.We need to fix our economy :)

    February 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
  109. Alli

    I would like to hear about the Gun control policy, I do not agree with the idea of taking guns from the innocent and rendering them helpless in situations where a gun may defend them. We are only digging ourselves into a situation similar to the drug wars. People who do not plan to use a gun for appropriate situations are not likely to follow any other rules set for guns. If someone wants anything bad enough, they will find their way to it. The gun control policy may also fuel their desire to break the rules and cause larger problems, we are setting up unfavorable situations.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
  110. Mariah

    I think one of the big thing would be the gun control. Even though i don't hunt or rarley ever use guns I still think that they should be open to be used. I think that they should make up a class that you have to take to buy or even own a gun. I would like to see how he looks at this issue and how he plans to fix it. If they would take guns away I think there would be some very unhappy hunters.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  111. Hattie

    I believe that they should talk about the beverage control happening in New York. I don't believe that people should be allowed to decide how much you want to drink. But on the other hand I understand why they are doing this. We need to start lowering our weight average in America because it is becoming quite rediculous. America needs to learn self-control and if that means lowering what we are allowed to consume I agree. But we should decide if we want to be fat or not that shouldn't be the governments decision for us.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  112. McKenna

    I would like the issue of marriage laws to be talked about. I think ALL of the states need to have the same law. Having only certain states allowing gay marriage is a big issue. This is supposed to be a free country. If one state can look beyond the norms of society why cant they all?

    February 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
    • Wyatt

      Because southern states like Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Arkansas are very religious states, all of whom speak out against gay marriage. Trying to convince those states to legalize gay marriage would be like trying to get a vegetarian to eat 10 pounds of raw meat. Trust me. As a southern myself, we will never legalize gay marriage, no matter how many other states do. Now do you see why we all tried to secede in 1861?

      February 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  113. Colton

    I would like to hear some more on the proposed gun control. I want to know what the president has in mind for the guns in the country. I would also like to know what the president has up his sleeve for the war in Afghanistan. Being interested in the military makes me curious as to how likely it would be to be deployed to Afghanistan. I want to serve, but I would rather serve from the United States; I don't want to leave our amazing country.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
  114. Emily

    I think gun control should be talked about. I, personally, think that if someone has a hunting license and/or someone has a gun for protection in their house, it should be ok. I'm not saying that just anyone could get buy a license or gun. People should have to take some sort of test that shows that they know how to use it properly and safely, then, if they pass, are allowed to have a gun. If they have some sort of accident or they shoot someone, their license and guns get revoked and they have to retake the test in order to get them back.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
  115. Dawn

    In my opinion gun control is a big issue that should be talked about. Who should be able to buy them and carry them? How do you know who are the right people to give them to? Yes the authorities and military but what about the woman or man that has a family and wants to be able to protect them in every way they can? How could you deny them that right? You can make it as hard as you want to get a gun but, no matter what people will always find ways to buy guns.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
  116. Dave

    My sociology class discussed this a few months ago after Sandy Hook. I believe that gun control is important especially because of all the tragedies involved with them this past year. Sadly it is so hard to relegate it because of hunters(which I am)and people that believe that guns keep them safe in their homes. I also believe that if someone that has a record with gun violence or any violence wouldn"t be allowed. This will help but will not completely fix the problem.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
  117. Brock

    I hope there is a lot of discussion about gun control. This is a big issue in America lately and I'm sure it will be brought up. The country is split on both sides of this issue so it will be intresting to see how the President goes about dealing with it.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
  118. Misty

    I would like to hear about the gun laws. I think that it important that we solve that issue because it is a very important topic. I dont think that guns should be banned but i do think that you should go through some special kind of policy to have the rights to own a gun. They will never be able to ban guns because, like they are really going to search every corner of the world just to find every gun. People are going to have guns whether the president bans them or not.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
  119. McKayla

    Why are so many taxes being taken out of a military person's paycheck? They do more for this country than most people. They put their life on the line and how are they repaid? By the goverment taking all this money away from them. How is that fair to them? I also want to hear more about this whole gun control thing. How is it going to help our country and how are we going to enforce it when we can't even enforce the laws against drugs? What are you going to do when the laws aren't followed? I would also like to hear more about why marijuana is becoming legal in come places. Medical purposes? For what? Mental patients to stay calm?

    February 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
  120. Bryan

    I would like to hear about is the plan for the armed forces in other countries. Are they going to be coming home? Where are they going to be sent next? What are the plans for future threats on america? When are we going to do something about the gas prices?

    February 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
    • Shira

      i was mentioned in the comments with you!

      February 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
  121. Jayden

    What I would like to hear about is our health care system. I want to hear why the president and the rest of our political leaders won't take the same health care system they decided every American should have. I would also like to hear about the new immigration laws they are considering. Why should people that are here illegally stay? If new immigration laws are instilled it will encourage even more illegal immigration and more American jobs will be lost...our unempolyment is already up to 7 %.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
  122. Kseniya

    Firstly, I would like to know the President`s attitude to the current political situation. Secondly, I am interested in Obama`s plans of solving some issues. I would like to find out his thoughts about gun control. In my opinion, this is a very important issue nowadays. Also I hope to hear Obama`s ideas about stoppage of illegal immigration. It would be great to find out the President`s opinion on this problem.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
  123. Katie

    I really want the president to address no-fault divorce laws because the divorce rate is higher than the rate of marriage. Divorce is a bad thing to deal with in general, but divorce also takes away the vows of marriage. Today majority of people have divorced families and the cause of this is because no-fault divorce laws make it so easy to achieve. I believe if you are married and want to divorce someone it should be for a reason, not just because you aren't "in love" with them anymore. I think our country really needs to look at this topic to save marriage in general.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
  124. Kayla

    I'd like to hear the president say something positive about the gun laws that everyone has been so hung up on lately. It'd be nice to hear him say that, yes, it should be harder to purchase guns, but not illegal to own them. Ever since the Newtown shooting, everybody has gotten all up tight and worried. But, when in reality, guns don't kill people, people kill people.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
  125. Kayla

    I think I would like to hear more about the gun laws because a I think that is important now days. We have never really had such a big problem with them until now. I dont thinkwe should ban them becasue many people as well as I like them and use them alot but not in bad ways. But I think that we need to remember that it is not the gun who has killed poeple its the holder of the gun that does the shooting...

    February 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
  126. Tara

    I think something that should be addressed is God in schools. I know to some people they don’t see it necessary; however there are others that do. I’m not saying that learning about should be forced in schools, just an option. If people had the option people may try it out just to see what it’s like then in the long run it could greatly help. So I think something that should be addressed is God in schools as an option.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm |
    • Wyatt

      Exactly! Our Constitution grants us freedom of religion, yet a kindergartner can not simply draw a picture of a cross without being suspended?! Am I the only one who sees a problem with this kind of thinking?

      February 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm |
  127. Livy

    I know that, for many years, education in the US has done some critical thinking about change. There have been increasing dropout rates, falling grades, and the stress for students has risen as well. There are many elements that affect this. I would like to hear the president address the lack of action (or reaction) to the global competition that leaves the unmotivated students not faring well. I feel that this is a troubling issue that must be addressed.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm |
  128. JackS

    I want to hear the President address the gun issues with high capacity clips and asalt weapons. The goverment needs to focus on the guns so something like Newtown does not happen again. Imagration reform also is a major topic for the President's second term.

    February 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm |
  129. Liza

    I think that President Obama should address the issue of guns because that is one of the definite main problems across the
    U.S.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm |
  130. Ashia

    I would absolutely love for our President to address the dysfunctional relationship between both Republicans and Democrats in the government. Before we can mend any predicaments that we are facing, our government has to be able to see eye-to-eye.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
  131. chrissy

    I want to here about how they are going to get more jobs out there and i want to see it happen soon.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • Ross

      I would like to hear the president talk about getting our troops out of Afhganistan.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
  132. Ace

    We would like to hear Pres. Obama address teen job opportunities. As the economy struggles to move beyond this most recent recession, it seems as though many adults who have dealt with job loss throughout recent years, have wound up in jobs formerly held by teens. How can we restructure the economy in a way that still leaves opportunities for today's teens?

    Thank you.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
  133. Sue

    I would like President Obama to talk and discuss about school violence.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm |
  134. Talia

    I would like to hear if there's any new updates or decisions made about gun control.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  135. Bob

    I would like to hear Preasdient Obama talk about gun control, troops in Afghanstian, as well as Syria

    February 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm |
  136. john

    I think they should focus on the debt. When the get that out of the way they can start focusing more on everything else

    February 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
  137. Jeremy

    I think that Obama should talk about stricter gun laws, stopping bullying and more jobs. We don't want more shootings to happen. Especially school shootings like the Columbine school and Sandy Hook shootings. Too many people get bullied and commit suicide, like Amanda Todd. We need more jobs for poor people. We don't want to see poor people on the streets eating trash.

    February 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm |
  138. Jairaj

    It would be interesting to see what Obama says at The State of The Union. I would like to see him address gun laws and immigration reform.

    February 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm |
  139. Skylar

    I would like to hear President Obama talk about bullying. It keeps getting worse and i think it needs to be taken a lot more seriously because of how many kids, and even adults are affected by it.

    February 12, 2013 at 6:34 pm |
  140. Hana

    President Obama should talk about environmental problems.

    February 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
  141. CJ

    I want President Obama to discuss what really matters about this nation. He needs to tell us about what's going on. No one should put a problem off. Otherwise, nothing good can happen.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm |
  142. LaToya

    I would like President Obama to talk about education. How can the economy be improved if the workers are not educated? We are our country's future, and we should be educated adults.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm |
  143. Reese

    I would like more stricter gun laws

    February 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm |
  144. Ruth

    I would like to hear President Obama address the issue of gas prices and how much protection is actually needed in school.

    February 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm |
  145. Jaden

    I want to hear the issue of gun shooting

    February 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
  146. Mariah

    I want to hear the issue of carrying guns into school

    February 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
  147. Trevor

    I think that the "sweet land of liberty" should work on their taxing.
    You don t wanna be like King Herod in the 1 BC

    February 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm |
  148. Kennedy

    I think president obama should talk about bullying. To me those are two major things that are happening in the world. Mainly bullying though because people i know have been bullied before. Even people i dont know are being bullied and i just think it needs to be straightend out.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm |
  149. Fransisco

    i wanna hear about that guy in cali

    February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm |
  150. Sean

    I think that the President should talk about gun control because of Sandy Hook, and all the other tragic events..

    February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm |
  151. Jordan

    How he is gonna get CHris Dorner

    February 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm |
  152. Mariko

    I want to hear the speech, not all the politicians yelling and booing each other. I think that the president is the one we need to be listening to the most.

    February 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
  153. Wyatt

    I want to hear how on earth he plans to pay off our 16.5 trillion dollar debt. The government is borrowing and average of 3.2 billion dollars a day and is sticking our generation with the bill.

    February 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm |
  154. Elizabeth

    I would like to hear him back away from further gun restrictions. We already have to many laws in place, creating more will do nothing except take the weapons from law-abiding citizens and keeping them in the hands of the criminals for "if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns."

    February 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
  155. HARRISON

    I would love to hear something on that gun policy

    February 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm |
  156. Sherrol,Jennifer,Jahninee

    I think Marc Rubio is right because we should have less taxes for middle class and higher taxes for higher class.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:52 am |
  157. danny

    I think they should talk about the soldiers coming home they deserve to come home.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  158. MItch

    I would of loved to hear more about obamacare

    February 13, 2013 at 11:03 am |
  159. Courtney and Laci

    We think it would be important that they brought up gun laws. I mean its not the gun that kills people. Its the person with the gun...

    February 13, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  160. daulton

    I would like to hear if there's any new updates or decisions made about gun control. : )

    February 13, 2013 at 11:59 am |
  161. Emily

    I would like him to talk about guns and why people think they have to have big guns in there homes.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  162. Amanda

    I would like to hear Obama talk about gun safety, and his future plans.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm |
  163. Amanda

    I would like to hear about school issues

    February 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm |
  164. Karissa

    I would like to hear about school issues.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
  165. Kade

    I want to see Obama talk about cars, especially bringing Pontiac back. He looks like a car guy to me.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm |
  166. Chance

    ^^^^^ what kade said :D

    February 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
  167. Lauren

    I think they should talk more about unemployment and our countries debt.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
  168. Kyle

    I think that they should have dicussed more on the gun control topic and try and settle that.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
  169. Cody

    I think taking guns away is a bad decision because, then other counties will know it will be easier to take us out.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm |
  170. JAKE

    i think the gun control should not be in effect becuse it is dumb

    February 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
  171. JAke

    gun control is dumb

    February 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm |
  172. Bailey

    I want bullying being talked about. Half the time it isn't being dealt with and it's leading to death.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  173. Karjo

    President Obama should talk about cats. Animal rights are important!

    February 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm |
  174. Alayna

    I think President Obama should discuss cats. Cats are amazing. They are the reason the world is such an amazing place. I think that those farmer guys shouldnt kil the cats when they get too many because cats make me and everyone else happy. I love cats.
    MORE ANIMAL RIGHTS.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  175. Belle

    I would love to hear about how the president can try to make racism better and what he can do to help stop the conflict between americans and muslims. to show them not all are bad. You can't judge all people on something that happened 12 years ago. Not all muslim are bad, i just really want to see people stop saying hateful stuff about us muslims. I want it across the world that everyone is differnet and we should not judge on the outside rather than on the inside. I wish the presdient would look into.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  176. kelondre

    It would be better if president obama would tell all the people around the world not cutting trees down and polluting water because less pollution the animals will be saved around the world.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm |
  177. mollyre

    I want to the president to arrange for all of our soldiers to come home for the next holiday, it would help to refuel and make each person happy. If he could do that i think allot of the people who dislike Obama might like him better.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  178. Samantha

    I look forward to hearing the presidents plan on how to function with America. I hope he leads America to the right direction. God bless America!!!!!!!! Im out, duces.

    February 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm |
  179. Cayden

    In my opinion, i think that the president is not thinking clearly, if he takes away the gun policy, then how are we supposed to defend ourselfs. the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.

    February 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm |