Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama will lay out a “blueprint for an economy that’s built to last” in Tuesday’s State of the Union address — the third of his presidency.
That blueprint will focus on manufacturing, energy, education and middle-class values, according to a video released on the Obama’s campaign website and Democratic sources who have been briefed on the address.
Tuesday night’s speech will continue a theme the president began in Kansas last month — that in today’s economy the game has been rigged against the nation’s middle class. He will say he wants to return to the “values” that define America, where hard work pays off and where responsibility — not recklessness — is rewarded.
In a December 6 address in Osawatomie, Kansas, Obama described stark differences between a Republican ideology he described as leaving people to fend for themselves and his vision of government that helps provide equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of where they begin in life. . .