By Patch Editor Kristi Reed
Last month, President Barack Obama addressed what many political analysts believe will be a focal point for Democrats in 2014:
Dec. 4 speech, President Obama said he hopes to reverse the decades-long frustration
of a "dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that
has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain -- that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead."
In his remarks, President Obama said income inequality and decreased upward mobility pose a
"fundamental threat" to the American Dream and are bad for families and
Extending unemployment benefits and pushing for a minimum wage hike are two areas in which Democrats intend to push for
greater income equality -- a move critics say is an effort to shift
focus from the troubled Obamacare rollout to the economy.
when you believe that the federal government is the solution to
everything, from health care to jobs, wealth creation to success, you
are forced to talk about things like minimum wage instead of maximizing
the potential for the middle class and working families,” Brad
a spokesman for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, told Politico. “Democrats are going to spend 2014 focusing on anything but Obamacare and the economy.”
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