In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address President Obama is expected to call for an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans. But Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are proposing a Fair Tax Act.
President Obama lifted off from Atlanta’s airport Tuesday afternoon after a visit to the Centers for Disease Control.
Mr. Obama came to Atlanta to outline his plan to combat the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
The outbreak is believed to have killed more than 2400 people, and the U.S. government is drawing on more than a half billion dollars in defense spending to fight the deadly virus.
Speaking at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the president said this is the largest international response in the history of the CDC.
GPB reporter Jeanne Bonner was the Hartsfield- Jackson Airport for the President’s arrival and departure. She joined “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington by phone to talk about the significance of President Obama’s visit.