Obama_SOTU_2015In an attempt to show the world that he has no plans to be a lame-duck president, Obama went on the offense in his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night – promising to push for tax increases, promote college and child-care “freebies,” double down on America’s battle against the Islamic State, shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and support laws to combat cyber-attacks.  He also declared victory over the economic recession in his speech – which talk-radio legend Rush Limbaugh blasted as “a vote-buying scheme” full of “empty promises. “We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many,” Obama said. “But tonight, we turn the page. “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years. More