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From day one, President Obama's first order of business has been to reignite a rising, thriving middle class—a message he carried to Congress and to the American people at last night's State of the Union address.

Whether he was making the case for a balanced approach to reducing our deficit and rebuilding our economy, comprehensive immigration reform, or smart investments in manufacturing, infrastructure, and education, the President made it clear that our North Star must be "a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs."

That's exactly the message that Americans across the country woke up to today: