Obama will outline new plan to aide unemployed in State of the Union address
In tomorrow’s annual State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to outline details of an economic strategy to help those struggling with long-term unemployment.
“With some action on all our parts, we can help more job seekers find work, and more working Americans find the economic security they deserve,”[his senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer] said in his e-mail.
“That’s why, in the week following the speech, President Obama will travel to communities across the country – including Prince George’s County, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Nashville, before returning to the White House to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed,” he said.
In his speech, Obama will address the gap between rich and poor in the country, and has said he will do what he can despite opposition from members of the deeply divided Congress.
In just this month alone, Congress has already thwarted Obama’s efforts to extend jobless benefits for people who have been unemployed for more than six months.
Benefits for 1.5 million Americans expired late last month.
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