In State of the Union address, Obama says ‘basic American promise’ is at risk
By Holly Bailey (Senior Political Reporter)
6 hrs ago
President Obama warned in his State of the Union address Tuesday that the nation's middle class is at risk because of growing economic inequality, and argued that the government must do more to preserve the basic American dream.
In a speech that is likely to set the theme of his 2012 re-election bid, Obama said "the basic American promise" that hard work can allow one to own a home and support a family are at risk if the government doesn't do more to balance the scale between the nation's rich and poor.
"The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive. No challenge is more urgent. (ler mais)