by Tiffany Madison
DALLAS, January 14, 2014 – After a cabinet meeting, President Barack Obama told reporters that he would no longer wait for congressional legislation to address America’s economic woes and failing education systems.
“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said.
These executive orders are essential tools for “advancing a mission” to improve the lives of all Americans with federal action.
“The belief that everybody’s got to take responsibility, everybody’s got to work hard, but if you do, that you can support a family and meet the kinds of obligations that you have to yourself and your family, but also to your communities and your neighbors.”
The cabinet also reviewed the president’s talking points for the state of the union address, which will undoubtedly focus on the nation’s perpetually high unemployment rate. Immigration reform and surveillance reform are also a top priorities for the administration. The president is expected to address the American people on Friday, January 17th.Click here for reuse options!
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