WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - President Obama had a clear message for Republican lawmakers during his State of the Union address Tuesday night: he wants it done his way.
He wants bipartisan cooperation from Congress as they continue on the road toward recovery. The president said the state of the union is stronger, but more compromise among lawmakers needs to happen to avoid economic crises. A West Springfield man told 22News he's sick of all the bickering in Washington.
"It's aggravating. The government should be working for us, that's what they're elected to do. They shouldn't be butting heads they should be trying to work stuff out so we can live, get on with our lives and do the things we have to do," said Gary Granger of West Springfield.
The president pushed for an increase in the minimum wage to 9 dollars an hour, gun control, immigration reform, climate change and advancing equal rights for the gay community.