Middle-class future is at stake in budget debate, Obama says

President Barack Obama, in a speech outlining his vision for the economy, says an upcoming budget debate with Republicans will shape the future of the middle class. He says the U.S. must support programs that give it an edge in global competition. "If we don't make investments in education and manufacturing and science and research and transportation and information networks, we will be waving the white flag while other countries forge ahead," Obama said.

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