President Obama calls for a strengthening of Social Security

2009 Armed Forces Inaugural Committee with then-US president Barack & Michelle Obama

In his final State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Obama called for a strengthening of Social Security.

While the President focused primarily on retirement benefits, it is also an important reminder that as demand grows for a means to support those unable to work but not yet of retirement age, federal action will be necessary strengthen the federal disability programs.

You can watch this clip of the President’s speech on CNN, or the full speech on the White House website.