Economics Professor Thomas "Danny" Boston has a recap of last night's State of the Union address, a speech that he says caught a number of people off guard.
President Obama's hour-long speech covered a panorama of topics, including deficit reduction, universal early-childhood education, energy efficiency, college affordability, gun violence and minimum wages.
The President started by juxtaposing the record rise in corporate profits against the slow grinding stagnation of middle-class salaries and wages. He argued we must revive the middle class. Unless this is done, the recovery will be meaningless.
The speech surprised many because it was less polarizing than what had been anticipated. In fact, it was laced with moderate concessions to Republicans while at the same time, it appealed to the middle class by guaranteeing it would not incur greater sacrifices than the wealthy.
To continue reading his recap, check out Boston's Gazelle Index page.
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