Monday, January 27, 2014

What Lakoff wants to see in the State of the Union address

The SOTU is tomorrow night and Lakoff wants the President to use it as an opportunity to promote a progressive agenda. Some of the things Lakoff wants to see follow, but he doubts will get in the speech:

Issue an executive order demanding government contractors pay a higher minimum wage;
Reject the Keystone pipeline on national security grounds;

Direct federal agencies to more strictly monitor and punish the kinds of chemical spills seen in WV;
Reinforce the message of empathy to balance the regressive over-emphasis on individual isolationism;
Address wage slavery and income inequality and propose something to fix it;
Expose pension fund theft;
Highlight investment in the American people via education and job training;
Address climate change and demand stricter regulations on dirty fuels;

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