Analysis of Bush's 2003 State of the Union.

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The state of the Union can be summed up in just one statement made by George Bush. "During this session of Congress, we have the duty to reform domestic programs vital to our country ... we have the opportunity to save millions of lives abroad from a terrible disease. We will work for a prosperity that is broadly shared ... and we will answer every danger and every enemy that threatens the American people." Bush is asking congress to take care of the economy, AIDS throughout the world, and fight the war against terrorism and Iraq.

The Economy is in a rescission right now. This is why Bush is asking congress to improve the economy so that "We have an economy that grows fast enough to employ every man and woman who seeks a job." Bush wants this to be done through tax cuts for homeowners and small business.

These cuts would make the tax cuts that were supposed to be in effect in 2004 and 2006 effective this year. He also proposed reducing the marriage penalty immediately instead of gradual, as well as also raising the child credit immediately instead of slowly. With these tax cuts more people would spend money, more small business would start, and more people would put help wanted signs in their windows. This together would jumpstart the economy and get it back to where it was before 9/11. With each tax cut more people will feel better about spending money on things instead of scrapping and saving. When more people save money, people will feel better in investing in things such as stocks, which will greatly increase the economy.

Bush began speaking about the war on terror by stating that "this nation is leading the world in confronting and defeating the man- made...