This afternoon, President Obama traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina for a special town hall event, co-hosted with leading women's sites BlogHer and She Knows. During the conversation, the President talked with working women about some of the issues they care the most about -- such as paying for child care or sending their children to college.
Dianna Jolly, a Charlotte resident who introduced the President at today's event, wrote him a few months ago explaining how it's growing more difficult for her just to get by. "As part of the middle class," she said, "I know how it feels to work hard every day, and -- even with a college education and a full-time job -- find it harder and harder to make ends meet."
In his remarks and answers at today's town hall, the President made clear that more hardworking and middle-class Americans deserve the chance to get ahead, and explained the steps that he's taking to fix the problem.
President Obama also highlighted the fact that it's Tax Day, and explained how his proposed budget would cut taxes for 44 million working and middle-class Americans, including:
-- President Barack Obama
And in case you don't feel like watching the whole event, here are some of the highlights:
On expanding access to child care:
On equal pay:
On cutting taxes for middle-class families:
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