Obama Highlights Middle Class in State of the Union

The president outlined an ambitious agenda and took credit for an improving economy.
2:17 | 01/21/15

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We're going to be one with the state of the union a lot of confident and very -- action President Obama delivering the state unit so confident there's such a moment where he. Went off script it was actually most memorable line of the evening putting them at that twice I think they got past tagged. One both trending on Twitter overnight ABC's deputy political director she shot a Walsh has more on the speech. Keeping them. Congress for the first time President Obama sent a message to the house and senate. I will seek to work with you to make this country strong cut the president took credit for the end of the economy -- his achievement. Middle class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work. As long as politics don't get him away he also called for middle class tax cuts paid sick leave Q years of free community college education. And to pay for these proposals. Big tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. Bands that will get no support from the Republicans. The Republicans did applaud. When the president addressed the needs of the military and he called on employers to hire veteran. If you want somebody who's gonna get the job done and done right hire about. In the GOP response center Joni earnestly about trends I'm Republican rising star how did they knew Republican congress. We'll also keep fighting to repeal and replace. A health care law. That's hurt so many hardworking families. Ernst called for a tough stance on terrorism just like the president to show the world that we are united in this mission. By passing a resolution to authorize the use of force against sites. But one of the most talked about lions of the night was best I have no more campaigns to. Dot got applause from Republican agenda and there was this off the cuff reply. I know because one vote them. And those are the lines are likely to be the most memorable. The president takes their ideas on the road today what a first ever trip to the state of Idaho.

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