Statement of Mayor Walsh on President Obama's State of the Union address
January 28, 2014
I applaud President Obama for focusing tonight on economic mobility and income equality across our country. Every kid in every neighborhood deserves the chance for a pathway to higher education and a good career. Nowhere in the United States of America should your zip code define your destiny. President Obama's proposals for strengthening our economy and creating jobs are good ones. He is right to define this year as one of action. Workers earning the minimum wage cannot wait. The long-term unemployed cannot wait. Entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to innovate and grow our local economies cannot wait. Our broken immigration system cannot wait. Cities - the economic engines of our country - we can't wait. Finally, I want to thank the President and First Lady for recognizing two people who represent the indomitable spirit of the City of Boston, Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo. Their courage in the face of tragedy is something we can all be proud of.