In this week’s address, the President provides an update on the work his Administration has done to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity for hardworking Americans in this Year of Action. After being in office for 6 years, and being “laser focused on creating jobs,” all that time President Obama is still focused on growing jobs. This year he has a new theme for this laser focus agenda called his “year of action.” According to Obama the reason we are still a bit stagnant in the job growth area is because of Republicans in Congress. “So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to create jobs and strengthen the middle class. They’ve said “no” to raising the minimum wage, “no” to equal pay for equal work, and “no” to restoring the unemployment insurance they let expire for more than two million Americans looking for a new job.” According to the President, “that’s why I’m going to take action on my own wherever I can. To grow our economy from the middle-out, not the top down. To give every American who works hard a chance to get ahead. That’s what this Year of Action is all about, and that’s what I’m going to keep fighting for.” He still has his pen and phone on ready.