NBC News   |  January 28, 2014

Obama Says He’s Prepared to Bypass Congress

President Barack Obama says he will not wait for Congress to move forward on important issues and is prepared to take executive action in 2014.

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is even in the midst of recovery, too many americans are working just to get by let alone to get ahead. and too many still aren't working at all. so our job is to reverse these trends. it won't happen right away, and we won't agree on everything. but 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