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Democrats may think the American people are “absolutely” “better off” under their policies – but according to The Hill, “a majority of voters believe the country is worse off today” under President Obama. The unemployment rate has been higher than eight percent for 42 straight months – the longest stretch since the Great Depression. And if Democrats get their way, we’d get more of the same:

President Obama gives himself an “incomplete” on the economy – how much more damage will his policies do before he admits they’ve failed?

While the president and Senate Democrats shrink from these challenges, Republicans are focused on addressing them. The House has passed more than 30 bills removing government barriers to job growth; voted to stop all of the tax hikes and protect our troops by replacing the president’s ‘sequester’; passed a responsible budget  that stops Washington from spending money it doesn’t have; and more.

“The critical test now is whether the Democratic-run Senate will act to do the same,” said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in the Weekly GOP Address. “We sure hope they will, and in short order.”