Philadelphia, January 24, 2012– Mayor Michael A. Nutter released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address:
“I applaud President Obama’s determination to strengthen the economy, create family-sustaining jobs, and reaffirm America’s commitment to the middle class. As the President emphasized, we need to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, invest in education, and ensure a fair opportunity for all Americans to succeed. Millions of Americans are still hurting, and job creation is imperative.
“The President understands that providing the best education for our children is a commitment to the future of our nation. It is time to stand with the President as we work together to uphold America’s promise—if you work hard, you can provide a good life for your family and save for your future.”