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The Economics Behind Obama’s Unapologetically Liberal Second-Term Agenda
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The Economics Behind Obama’s Unapologetically Liberal Second-Term Agenda

Heather Boushey explains the economics in President Obama's latest State of the Union address.

Last night, President Obama laid out his vision “to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.” At first blush, talking about a thriving middle class may seem like an old, hackneyed idea. We often hear politicians talk about how they believe that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should be able to live the middle class dream.

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Authors

Heather Boushey

Former Economist

Member of the Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economist to the Invest in America Cabinet