WH Contradicts Obama’s Middle-Class Income Claim – As He’s Making It
During its “Enhanced Livestream” Internet broadcast of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, the White House posted a graphic on the screen directly contradicting a claim Obama was making about middle-class incomes at the very moment Obama was making the claim.
“Long before the recession, jobs and manufacturing began leaving our shores,” Obama said at 5 minutes and 34 second into the speech. “Technology made businesses more efficient, but also made some jobs obsolete. Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up.”