Obama: 2014 Can Be A Breakthrough Year

WASHINGTON (January 18, 2014) President Barack Obama said Saturday he believes 2014 can be a breakthrough year for the country.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Mr. Obama said the U.S. is primed to bring back jobs lost in the recession or to overseas competitors.

But he said to make that happen, the U.S. must act to create good-paying jobs and increase economic opportunity.

Mr. Obama said he wants to work with Congress, but said when Congress doesn't act he will act on his own. ‘

He pointed to a new manufacturing innovation institute the government helped launch in North Carolina.

In the Republican address, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman. R-Ind., said Democrats have focused on "making it easier to live without a job."

Obama address: www.whitehouse.gov

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