Economy

President Obama Promises Unilateral Action to Reduce Income Inequalityi
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January 29, 2014 1:42 PM
In his annual State of the Union Address to Congress President Barack Obama promised to use executive powers to help the middle class and the poor and reverse a widening income gap between the rich and poor. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that while low wage workers may like what the president is proposing, his conservative critics say measures like imposing a higher minimum wage is bad for business and acting without Congressional approval is bad for democracy.

President Obama Promises Unilateral Action to Reduce Income Inequality

Published January 29, 2014

In his annual State of the Union Address to Congress President Barack Obama promised to use executive powers to help the middle class and the poor and reverse a widening income gap between the rich and poor. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that while low wage workers may like what the president is proposing, his conservative critics say measures like imposing a higher minimum wage is bad for business and acting without Congressional approval is bad for democracy.


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