President Barack Obama delivered the final State of the Union address of his term. He spoke about the things he was able to get done and, what he hopes the next president will accomplish.
He pointed out the country having the strongest economy with a long streak of private sector job creation happening right now. Another highlight that got much applause was the promise to continue to fight for free community college for struggling students, and pre-K for all.
At a time where terrorism is a high priority, the president believes the country is giving ISIS too much credit, recognizing them as an entity, and giving them too much respect.
"We don't need to build them up to show that we're serious, nor do we need to push away vital allies in this fight by echoing the lie that ISIL is representative of one of the world's largest religions. We just need to call them what they are … killers and fanatics who have to be rooted out, hunted down, and destroyed," Obama said.
A hot topic for the past few years has been healthcare and specifically the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare." He said 18 million people have gained health insurance through his controversial healthcare law. The president stressed Social Security and Medicare shouldn't be eradicated but strengthened.
I'm guessing we won't agree on health care anytime soon. But there should be other ways both parties can improve economic security.
He wrapped up stressing the need for congress to look beyond partisanship and differences and pass the laws that matter to Americans.