In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama laid out a vision of America in which everybody – including "the wealthy" – plays by the same rules and gets a fair shot.
"Do we want to keep these tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans?" he asked. "Or do we want to keep our investments in everything else, like education and medical research; a strong military and care for our veterans? Because if we're serious about paying down our debt, we can't do both."
The bottom line, he said, is America was built on the promise that hard work will allow you to raise a family, own a home, afford college and save money for retirement.
"The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive," said the president. "No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important."
If you missed the speech, you can watch it on Huffington Post and see commentary from both sides of the aisle there as well.