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Obama’s fundamental problem–the midterm elections

President Barack Obama giving a speech—Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The US economy is failing to improve the lives of ordinary Americans, says political scientist William Galston in an interview with Deutsche Welle. What are the implications for the midterm elections and beyond – and does anyone have the solution?

Galston believes that even though figures show a strengthening of the US economy, a large group does not feel it. It includes not only low-wage workers who might be affected by an increase in the minimum wage, but also by substantial portions of the middle class, who have seen no wage increases for a very long time.



Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

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White House embarks on $600 million job-training program

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Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Today, as part of an effort to to create new
opportunities for all hard-working Americans to get ahead, the President and Vice
President are announcing new federal investments using existing funds to support
job-driven training.

Programs like apprenticeships, that will expand partnerships with industry, businesses,
unions, community colleges, and training organizations to train workers in the skills
they need.

Employers, unions, and foundations are joining these efforts with new commitments to
support job-driven training. These steps are part of President Obama’s commitment to
make 2014 a year of action, acting with Congress when possible but also using his
pen and his phone – calling on businesses, philanthropy, non-profits, states, and local
communities to act. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - April 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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