President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address and this time, he stood in front of a Congress controlled by Republicans. President Obama laid out his vision for what his administration calls “middle-class economics.” It’s those “middle-class economics” that brought Michelle Obama’s special guest to the SOTU. Rebekah Erler, a Minneapolis woman who wrote the president a letter, telling her story of the American dream and struggle. “Middle-class economics works,” President Obama said, after telling the Erler’s story.
He started his impassioned speech with:
“We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. But tonight, we turn the page.”
And with that, President Obama…
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