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“It’s The Economy Stupid!” President Obama should spend eighty to ninety percent of the State of the Union speech on the economy and this is what Democrats would do to jumpstart economic and job growth that benefits everyone. Including things like more education and job training for low-skilled workers and the long-term unemployed and making work pay more than not working. With a minimum wage increase to the point that a worker could make more with a job like that than not working. A new national infrastructure plan, things that in past at least garnered bipartisan support. There are a lot of good things that we could do for the economy right now that at least in the past not only brought bipartisan support in Congress, but good ideas from both Democrats and Republicans. And these are the things that President Obama should try to move Congress on.