Obama praises resilient economy, warns of ‘inequality of opportunity’

From: Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

President Obama tried to steer the nation’s attention back to his stewardship of an improving economy with a high-profile speech that took credit for a comeback but warned against persistent “inequality of opportunity” and fights over the federal budget that could undo progress…

Obama tried to keep his speech in Galesburg out of the political fray, aiming for the sweeping rhetoric he prefers to appeal to his liberal political base. The White House tried to distinguish the speech from other similar and failed attempts to refocus on the economy by staging it at Knox College, where Obama delivered his first major economic address as a new senator. The 2005 commencement address laid out themes and phrases Obama speechwriters recycled repeatedly, and the White House says the speech captures the first articulation of Obama’s economic views… Read more at Los Angeles Times…