Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Prelude to State of the Union Address: 1000 Days Without a Budget

Speaker of the House Boehner's office released this video as a prelude to the President's State of the Union address to be delivered Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress:

The trailer begins by reminding Americans of the downgrade to AA+ on President Obama's watch, and of the threat of future downgrades if serious action isn't taken to address our spending-driven debt crisis and protect our entitlement programs from going bankrupt.

Far from strengthening our economy, President Obama's policies - more spending, higher taxes, more regulations - are making our economy worse. Since President Obama took office, 1.7 million fewer people have jobs, gas prices have doubled, and the health care law is making it harder for small businesses to hire and provide health insurance to their employees.

President Obama says "we can't wait" for action on jobs -- even though that's exactly what his rejection of job-creating projects like Keystone XL has out-of-work Americans doing: waiting.

The 'stimulus' spending bill failed to keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent as the administration predicted. Instead, it's been higher than 8 percent for nearly three years.

The House has passed nearly 30 bipartisan jobs bills that have been blocked by the Democratic-controlled Senate -- common-sense bills to remove government barriers to job growth, stop Washington from spending money we don't have, and get government out of the way of small businesses. You can see the full list here and learn more at jobs.GOP.gov.

Instead of passing a budget of their own, Democrats attacked the House-passed budget which would cut spending, preserve and strengthen our entitlement programs, and help create new jobs. Their attacks earned them "four Pinocchios" from the Washington Post -- a dubious distinction reserved for outright "whoppers."

Here is the link for all things State of the Union address: http://gop.gov/SOTU

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