LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the State of the Union Address:
“Tonight, President Barack Obama reaffirmed our commitment to strengthen our economy and restore the American Dream for the middle class. Under President Obama, America has been on the track to recovery: adding nearly 3.5 million private sector jobs in the last two years, cutting the deficit by more than $2 trillion, and curbing Wall Street abuses. Even so, there is still much to do – reversing eight years of Republican abuses and mismanagement is a daunting task.
“The middle class has always been the backbone of America. As the President alluded, we need to grow a lasting economy that not only lifts our nation from the current economic downturn, but renews the American Dream for everyday Americans. Now is the time to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and that everyone does their fair share. Together, we will strengthen our nation and move America forward.
“We are ready to lead the fight to re-elect President Obama in Los Angeles.”