LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Taxes, terrorism, and jobs were just some of the trending topics from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday evening.
We decided to take a look into what the Angelina County party chairs thought about the president's speech.
"I think the State of the Union address last night was very good," said Democrat Party Chair Jim Wark. "He pointed out all good issues."
"What I heard from him didn't resonate, and it didn't have credibility," said Republican Party Chair Bob Flournoy.
One reform that the party chairs felt strongly about was the idea of tax cuts for the middle class.
"That's what middle class economics is about," Obama said. "The idea that this country does best when everyone gets their shot."
"That's going to hurt the economy and that's going to hurt the opportunity to create jobs," Flournoy said. "It would tank the economy terribly if he could get them passed, and fortunately, he can't get that passed."
However, Wark saw the president's proposed tax cut as a way to pump money back into the economy.
"It can't do anything but help." Wark said. "When people get a tax break, they spend the money, and when they spend the money, that moves the economy."
As for the remainder of Obama's two years left in office, both chairs seem to agree that there isn't much cohesion in Washington.
"It doesn't really matter what President Obama proposes, it seems that the Republican Party, or certain fractions of the Republican party, are against him totally," Wark said.
"He is sitting there threatening to veto anything he doesn't like," Flournoy said. "So he really doesn't have any intention of working with Congress."
For now, we will have to wait and see what the president's intentions will become an American reality.