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Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address

January 24, 2012
By Ben Zimmer (New York, NY)Visual Thesaurus ContributorVisual Thesaurus Moderator
moving expense
That money should be used to cover moving expenses for companies like Master Lock that decide to bring jobs home.
business leader
Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed.
Qadhafi
A year ago, Qadhafi was one of the world’s longest-serving dictators – a murderer with American blood on his hands.
gas turbine
Then Siemens opened a gas turbine factory in Charlotte, and formed a partnership with Central Piedmont Community College.
tax deduction
First, if you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it.
outsource
No, we will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing, bad debt, and phony financial profits.
cancer cell
Today, the discoveries taking place in our federally-financed labs and universities could lead to new treatments that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones untouched.
possible action
We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly one hundred years, and my Administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy.
take office
In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly four million jobs.
tax break
Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas.
subsidize
It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized.
construction worker
Their energy bills will be $100 billion lower over the next decade, and America will have less pollution, more manufacturing, and more jobs for construction workers who need them.
Hoover Dam
During the Great Depression, America built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge.
financial institution
A small fee on the largest financial institutions will ensure that it won’t add to the deficit, and will give banks that were rescued by taxpayers a chance to repay a deficit of trust.
homeowner
And while Government can’t fix the problem on its own, responsible homeowners shouldn’t have to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom to get some relief.
community college
Then Siemens opened a gas turbine factory in Charlotte, and formed a partnership with Central Piedmont Community College.
SEAL
One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the SEAL Team took with them on the mission to get bin Laden.
unionize
Today, for the first time in fifteen years, Master Lock’s unionized plant in Milwaukee is running at full capacity.
retool
We got the industry to retool and restructure.
Golden Gate Bridge
During the Great Depression, America built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge.
dairy farmer
We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill – because milk was somehow classified as an oil.
federal agency
I’ve ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense.
federal office
On the other hand, even my Republican friends who complain the most about Government spending have supported federally-financed roads, and clean energy projects, and federal offices for the folks back home.
wind turbine
But he found work at Energetx, a wind turbine manufacturer in Michigan.
class warfare
Now, you can call this class warfare all you want.
elected official
Let’s limit any elected official from owning stocks in industries they impact.
power grid
A power grid that wastes too much energy.
tax rate
Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world.
obsess
They don’t obsess over their differences.
bad debt
No, we will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing, bad debt, and phony financial profits.
one percent
For less than one percent of what our Nation spends on education each year, we’ve convinced nearly every State in the country to raise their standards for teaching and learning – the first time that’s happened in a generation.
change course
But a peaceful resolution of this issue is still possible, and far better, and if Iran changes course and meets its obligations, it can rejoin the community of nations.
selflessness
These achievements are a testament to the courage, selflessness, and teamwork of America’s Armed Forces.
paycheck
Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up.
job
An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs.
tax hike
Right now, our most immediate priority is stopping a tax hike on 160 million working Americans while the recovery is still fragile.
car company
Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company.
Siemens
Then Siemens opened a gas turbine factory in Charlotte, and formed a partnership with Central Piedmont Community College.
high-tech
An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs.
tax cut
Third, if you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut.
robotics
The company helped the college design courses in laser and robotics training.
tax credit
Extend the tuition tax credit we started that saves middle-class families thousands of dollars.
living will
You’re required to write out a “ living will” that details exactly how you’ll pay the bills if you fail – because the rest of us aren’t bailing you out ever again.
handout
It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts.
firefighter
And tonight, I’m proposing a Veterans Job Corps that will help our communities hire veterans as cops and firefighters, so that America is as strong as those who defend her.
construction industry
There’s never been a better time to build, especially since the construction industry was one of the hardest-hit when the housing bubble burst.
hardworking
Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up.
military leader
That’s why, working with our military leaders, I have proposed a new defense strategy that ensures we maintain the finest military in the world, while saving nearly half a trillion dollars in our budget.
federally
Today, the discoveries taking place in our federally-financed labs and universities could lead to new treatments that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones untouched.
outdated
There is no question that some regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too costly.

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