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Obama: State of the Union an economic blueprint

3 years ago January 21, 2012 Jan 21, 2012 Saturday, January 21 2012 Saturday, January 21, 2012 10:24:58 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his State of the Union address will be a blueprint for an economy that's "built to last" for the middle class.

He says he'll frame Tuesday's night national address to Congress around at least four themes. They are manufacturing, energy, education and what he calls "a return to American values."

The president briefly previewed elements of the speech in a video released by his re-election campaign Saturday to millions of Obama supporters.

Obama is seeking re-election in an atmosphere dominated by economic concerns, and his speech will amount to his vision for a second presidential term.

He says in the video that the nation must build an economy "that works for everyone, not just a wealthy few."

Central themes of the speech will be fairness, opportunity and rewards for hard work.



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