It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth - a rising, thriving middle class.

from President Barack Obama – State of the Union 2013 on Rap Genius

Meaning

As was done after WWII, by Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. Unions, veterans education, housing as well as government investment in infrastructure, communication and social programs all propelled the middle class and the nation to prosperity.

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