• State of the Union will Focus on Poverty and Income Inequality
  • January 30, 2014
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
  • President Obama’s Jan. 28 State of the Union address will focus heavily on issues like poverty and income inequality. It has become clear over the last few weeks that Congressional Democrats in both chambers hope to use these issues to build political momentum for their candidates in the run up to this year’s critical mid-term elections.

    President Obama is expected to call income inequality “the defining challenge of our time,” and will roll out a litany of proposals to help ameliorate the growing income gap between the haves and have nots.

    Among the proposals he is expected to roll out in his State of the Union are an increase in the federal minimum wage, universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, extension of unemployment benefits, workplace leave policies, college affordability, and money for job training.