Calling America’s wealth disparity the defining issue of our time, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised President Obama’s annual State of the Union as a strong and decisive speech.
The nationally televised address was framed with a call that every American deserves a fair shake and should pay their fair share. Before Mr. Obama’s address, White House aides defined the speech as a defense of the middle-class.
Yarmuth says the president outlined an impressive direction for the country, adding Mr. Obama has improved the economy from the recession he inherited.
“The last two and a half years have seen a dramatic improvement in our economic prospects. When you talk about going from losing 8 million jobs over a period of a year and then subsequently creating 3 million private sector jobs, there’s no question that things have gotten better. The ditch was incredibly deep and we’re slowly crawling out of it,” he says.