Senate Democrats

PRESIDENT BUSH’S FIFTH STATE OF THE UNION

A Special Senate Democratic Report on the Credibility Test the President Faces

George Bush will deliver a State of the Union Address for the fifth time in his presidency, but the empty rhetoric and failed promises of years past have made this speech a credibility test for his administration. President Bush has an opportunity this year to break with the past and offer Americans an honest assessment of the state of our union and providing a credible path forward. Americans need a commitment and specific proposals to ensure that their government is working in their interest, not for lobbyists and special interests.

The president must use this speech to show real leadership and not just partisan rhetoric to protect Americans from terrorism, create an economy that works for all Americans, address the health care crisis, break our dependence on foreign oil and restore honest leadership to Washington.

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