President Obama gave his weekly address Saturday. It is unclear if he is speaking of America, because his statements seemed to be about a different country.
“After four years of economic growth with eight million new private sector jobs, our unemployment is the lowest it’s been in more than five years. And with the economy speeding up, companies say they intend to hire more people this year.”
Despite all this awesomeness, “inequality has deepened.”
He continues, seemingly contradicting himself:
“But while those at the top are doing better than ever, average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Too many Americans are working harder and harder just to get by. And too many still aren’t working at all. Our job is to reverse those trends. It’s time to restore opportunity for all people – the idea that no matter who you are, if you work hard and live up to your responsibilities, you can make it if you try.”
Obama also made it clear, again, that where he can act without Congress, he will.
Watch the weekly address, if you can stomach it.