b&b36 SOTU and Middle Class Economics
President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address was inspiring. He called for focusing on building a “middle class economics” and outlined three ingredients that would be needed to achieve this:
1. helping families feel more secure (i.e. raising minimum wage, paid sick leave, childcare options)
2. upgrading Americans’ skills (making higher education more financially accessible!)
3. keeping highly skilled jobs in America
We break down why the parts of Obama’s SOTU this year are so critical to rebuilding the middle class and possibly bringing back the American Dream that has become so unattainable for many Americans.