Obama gave a very powerful speech Thursday evening. He used it to try to get his new proposal for jobs passed. With his proposal, more people would have jobs. Obama effectively used but logos and pathos to support his arguments. He used logos because he gave statistics to show how bad the unemployment rates are in America. He used logic to show that if they fix the roads and bridges, they'll create more jobs and that will help the unemployment rate go down. He also says that if companies hire long term unemployed people, they will get tax breaks. That seems logical because it helps the unemployed people he jobs and it also helps the companies save money. He also proposed to raise taxes for the wealthy. That is only logical because they have more money so they should have to pay more. It seems fair for them to pay their fair share.
Obama also used pathos in his speech when he was talking about teachers. He said that by laying off teachers we are not helping today's youth. That appeals to parents emotions because they want the best for their children and if there are no teachers, they are not getting the best.
Obama does a good job of addressing more than one group of people. He appeals to both lower and middle class people when he talks about tax breaks. He also appeals to middle class people because he wants to help them to get jobs. He does a good job of making sure that he backs his arguments up with facts that he knows will appeal to people's emotions and to logic.