Obama plans to help a middle class 'under assault'

Monday, January 25, 2010 | 5:18 p.m. CST; updated 3:07 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WASHINGTON — Declaring America's middle class is "under assault," President Barack Obama unveiled plans Monday to help hurting families pay their bills, save for retirement and care for their kids and aging parents. His comments previewed Wednesday's State of the Union address to Congress.