The State of the Union

"The American people are beginning to catch on that there`s something fundamentally wrong in our society when so few have so much and so many have so little," Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday after President Obama made economic fairness a key theme in his State of the Union address. The senator also praised the president for stressing in Tuesday night's speech to a joint session of Congress the need to create millions of good-paying jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and transforming our energy systems away from fossil fuels. The senator expressed concern, however, about Obama's statement in the speech that he was prepared to work with Republicans to "reform" Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "If 'reform' means he is prepared to cut these vitally important programs for tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. I will very strongly oppose that effort." 


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