6 Game-Changers | ThinkProgressQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|'How to Make the State of Our Union Stronger' 'Last night President Obama unveiled a variety of new proposals focused growing our economy, strengthening the middle class, and keeping Americans safe. Here's a closer look at six of the president's proposals that could be real game-changers.' 1. 'Executive action on climate change' 2. ' Investing in infrastructure and creating jobs. The average American bridge is now 43 years old -- and a 2008 Department of Transportation survey determined that 72,868 are 'structurally deficient,' while 89,024 are 'functionally obsolete.' 3. 'Universal preschool. At-risk children without early childhood education are more likely to drop out of school, become teen parents, or get arrested for violent crime, and they are less likely to attend college. ' 4.' A pathway to citizenship.' 5. 'A livable wage'. 6. 'Enhancing gun safety. '|
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