In Obama's state of the union speech, quote an example of his liberal policy position and then his conservative policy position and explain both.

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Here is an example of a liberal policy position.  It has to do with getting money back from the banks that the government lent to.

To recover the rest, I've proposed a fee on the biggest banks.  (Applause.)  Now, I know Wall Street isn't keen on this idea.  But if these firms can afford to hand out big bonuses again, they can afford a modest fee to pay back the taxpayers who rescued them in their time of need.

Liberals believe, more or less, that large businesses tend to be the enemy.  Therefore, this is a liberal position.  It is casting the banks as big fat cats who can afford to help out the "little guy."

Here is an example of a conservative policy:

Now, let me repeat:  We cut taxes.  We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families.  (Applause.)  We cut taxes for small businesses.  We cut taxes for first-time homebuyers.  We cut taxes for parents trying to care for their children.  We cut taxes for 8 million Americans paying for college.

Conservatives love tax cuts because they believe that the government takes too much of our money away from us.  They would probably have liked more of a tax cut, but any tax cut is good from the conservative point of view.