Bush's State of the Union Address

President Bush’s State of the Union Address is just hours away. With the Iraq war dragging down his public standings, the president is expected to focus on domestic issues. The president hopes these will boost the people’s confidence.

The president will call on Americans to cut their consumption of gasoline. He’s asking for a drop of up to 20 percent in gasoline consumption in the next decade but his biggest push will be on health care reform.

Under his proposed plan health insurance would become taxable income. Depending on how much you spend, you could either pay taxes or get a tax break.

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell weighed in on the upcoming speech earlier on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 and he is previewing what he thinks the president will speak about.

“Well I think it won’t be another Iraq speech. It will be about the other things we need to address in this country: healthcare, energy independence, immigration, and I hope he will challenge the Democratic Congress to tackle some big issues that will affect future generations of Americans like saving social security,” McConnell said.

And you can see the State of the Union Address right here on WBKO at 8 p.m.