Posted On 17 Aug 2019
The US President, Barack Obama, was scheduled yesterday to face the Congress and introduce measures to stimulate the economic recovery and to reduce inequalities, in his annual State of the Union speech.
His arrival at the Capitol was scheduled at 21:00 yesterday, to resume one of the basis of his re-election campaign: the support for the middle class. The spokesman of the White House, Jay Carney, said that the President still has “very ambitious objectives”, although he faced several legislative setbacks in 2013, from the control of firearms to the unemployment benefits extension, through the reform of health or Obamacare.
A survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal, published yesterday, says that 33% of the citizens is pessimistic and worried, while 26% remain doubtful about what will happen between now and January of 2017, when the mandate of Obama ends, before the deterioration of the data from a year ago.
White House officials said that Obama was expected to announce executive measures to raise the minimum wage per hour to 10.10 dollars to the Federal employees with new contracts, payment is currently $ 7.25 hour.
He is also planning to ensure the pensions and provide training for middle-class workers to expand their opportunities.