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<p>President Obama delivers his State of the Union address last week. The president called for policies to narrow the income gap between the wealthy and the poor. </p>

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address last week. The president called for policies to narrow the income gap between the wealthy and the poor.

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Obama puts spotlight on growing income inequality

President Obama called on the country’s leaders to make 2014 "a year of action" to address the growing wage gap in the United States during his State of the Union address last week.His call to action mirrors moves in Massachusetts and cities and states across the country to apply public policy to the deepening wage divide.