"This is an urgent issue: Far too many Americans live on the edge of economic ruin," Bush was expected to say, according to excerpts of his speech released Wednesday morning.
"Roughly two out of three American households live paycheck to paycheck. Any unexpected expense can push them into financial ruin. We have a record number of Americans on food stamps and living in poverty," Bush is expected to say, according to the excerpts.
"So the central question we face here in Detroit and across America is this: Can we restore that dream — that moral promise — that each generation can do better?"'