When the President took the stage to deliver this year's State of the Union, he told the American people that he intends for 2014 to be a year of action. He said:
"…What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require Congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you.
But America does not stand still -- and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."
Those weren't just lines in a speech. It's been just 11 days since the State of the Union. In that time, the President has:
And next Wednesday, he'll be using his pen again.
Families across the country deserve action that gives them a fair shot at getting ahead and creating better lives for themselves.
The President's going to do everything in his power to make sure they get it.