State Of The Union

  • Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

    Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

    The new federal minimum wage covers only new contracts

    President Obama announced he will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 Continue Reading

  • State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

    State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

    It's not a surprise that jobs and the economy featured prominently in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. But still, Obama mentioned the word "jobs" 46 times in speech, more than he did for any of his prior presidential addresses, signifying what will be the focus of his second term.... Continue Reading

  • Obama's State Of The Union To Focus On Jobs And The Economy

    Obama's State Of The Union To Focus On Jobs And The Economy

    By Grace Wyler President Barack Obama will pivot back to the economy and jobs during his State of the Union Tuesday, shifting away from the progressive social agenda that he pushed in his second inaugural address. Senior White House officials say that the Obama will use the State of the Union to "outline his... Continue Reading

  • State Of The Union: All About Jobs

    State Of The Union: All About Jobs

    President Obama mentioned the word "job" 43 times in his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. Since 82 percent of Americans consider jobs a top policy priority right now, this focus makes sense for the president as he enters the last year of his term, as well as the election season. Here are his main... Continue Reading

  • Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

    Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

    In his State of the Union speech before Congress last night, President Obama sought to reassure recession-weary Americans that the economy is on the right track, by naming proposals aimed at helping the beleaguered middle class. He called it a "blueprint for an economy that's built to last," and one that... Continue Reading

  • 5 Suggestions for Obama to Create More Jobs

    5 Suggestions for Obama to Create More Jobs

    At least one job specialist and author believes that President Obama's State of the Union address on January 25 could have gone into much more detail about job creation. "Unless President Obama and the new Congress can fully commit to stimulating start-up companies that create good jobs and invest in... Continue Reading

  • Obama - Jobs Promised to American Workers

    Obama - Jobs Promised to American Workers

    In his first State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the plight of the American worker and outlined what kind of help the government will attempt to provide. Oh sure, he also discussed war, the deficit, health care and other important issues, but the lion's share of the speech was clearly geared... Continue Reading

  • How the Government Intends to Help the Middle Class

    How the Government Intends to Help the Middle Class

    You might want to listen to Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday if you, like the majority of the country, are a member of the middle class and having a hard time making ends meet. On Monday, President Obama announced that he will be introducing a number of plans and policies that will help "rebuild... Continue Reading