Transcript: President Obama’s remarks on the use of executive orders in the 2014 State of the Union

Partial transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks on the use of executive orders in the 2014 State of the Union on Jan. 28, 2014:

…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 I’m going to do.

The point is, there are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments, and are moving this country forward.

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