President Barack Obama used Tuesday’s State of the Union address to lay out a vision of America in which everybody gets a fair shot at economic success and everybody — including the wealthy — plays by the same rules as the average citizen.
“The state of our Union is getting stronger,” the president told lawmakers piled into the House chamber. “As long as I’m president, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place.”
In his third State of the Union address to the nation, Obama laid out a blueprint for economic success based on four components: American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers and a renewal of American values. Read more on details at Huffington Post.
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