WASHINGTON — President Obama rallied his base on Wednesday as he reiterated calls for an increase in the federal minimum wage, more fairness in union organizing, an extension of unemployment insurance benefits and immigration reform to address what he said was a “growing inequality and a lack of upward mobility” for the poor and middle class.
In an economic address sponsored by the The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, Obama said the “defining challenge of our time is making sure our economy works for every working American.” To that end, he outlined several key policy priorities, many of which he has advocated in the past, to address the disparities between high income earners, the middle class and the poor — all steps he argued will help boost consumer spending and ultimately lead to more economic growth.
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