Obama's State of the Union Address to Focus on Jobs

Tuesday's speech will center on the economy and employment.

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As the American economy struggles to regain its footing, President Obama declared that his upcoming State of the Union address will tackle jobs, reports USA Today.

"I'm going to be talking about making sure that we're focused on job creation here in the United States of America," Obama told House Democrats last week.

Obama and aides say he will also discuss upcoming budget disputes, including the March 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts totaling $85 billion, known as "the sequester."

The president, elected in 2008 in the midst of an economic crisis, said he will again call for a debt reduction agreement that includes targeted budget cuts as well as new tax revenues to be garnered by ending certain loopholes and deductions.

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