President Obama gave his weekly address with a focus on the middle class and ways to provide the necessary opportunity they need, so that anyone who works hard, can succeed. The president again stressed on the ‘year of action’ concept he outlined in the State of The Union address and said that he will work with Congress but will do it on his own if Congress fails to act and within the confines of the Constitution.
I want to work with Congress on this agenda where I can. But in this year of action, whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, I will. I’ve got a pen and a phone – a pen to take executive action, and a phone to rally citizens and business leaders who are eager to create new jobs and new opportunities.