(1/30/14) President Obama said in Waukesha today that not everyone needs a college degree for a great career -- as long as they get the proper training.
The Democrat Obama said he ordered Vice President Joe Biden to lead a thorough review of federal job training programs -- and make sure they fit the needs of today's employers. The president toured the G-E gas engines plant in Waukesha and spoke to its employees and managers. As expected, he hammered home the main points from his State-of-the-Union address on Tuesday -- a proposed 10.10-an-hour minimum wage, and the need to pay women as much as men for similar jobs. Obama also re-iterated his intentions to go around Congress if they don't act on his agenda -- which he called "restoring opportunity to every single person." The president also said he wanted to see how communities throughout the country deal with job-training -- and he said Biden would check that out as well.