Matt Yglesias reports for Slate that in tonight's speech, President Obama will look to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour and to index it to inflation. This would be the first time the minimum wage would be up to that point since 1981. This would be a big step for America and for the "99%." It will be interesting to see how this is addressed in the speech.
It has also been reported that the top 1% has captured 121% of the gains during the recovery by Think Progress. This too will be interesting to watch as President Obama addresses each of these issues.