Milwaukee Public Radio station WUWM turned to Prof. Emeritus Mike Kraft for his take on Tuesday’s (Jan. 29) State of the Union event and President Obama’s planned follow-up visit to Wisconsin. In a story that aired Wednesday (Jan. 30) Kraft says the trip — Obama is scheduled to visit the GE plant in Waukesha Thursday — is not a surprise. “So, why Wisconsin?” Kraft said. “In some ways because the state is typical of the country in terms of income distribution.” He added: “I think he’ll express a concern with working class Americans who can’t seem to get jobs that pay sufficiently to live a comfortable life, he may speak to unemployment conditions, highlight his achievements so far in promoting economic growth across the country.” Full story.
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