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CLAIM: President Obama says his administration is getting rid of regulations that don’t work.
- “[O]ur businesses have created over six million new jobs. … Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013)
FACT: President Obama’s excessive, burdensome regulations are making it harder for small businesses to create jobs.
CLAIM: President Obama says ObamaCare is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.
- “[P]atients … enjoy stronger protections than ever before. … Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013)
FACT: ObamaCare is driving up costs, jeopardizing coverage and making it harder for small businesses to hire.
CLAIM: Everyone agrees we need to replace the Obama sequester, but what “some in this Congress” proposed is bad.
CLAIM: Highly-skilled foreign-born workers should be allowed to stay in the U.S. rather than be expelled from the country.
CLAIM: President Obama pledges to pursue a green energy agenda that will create jobs and fuel economic growth.
CLAIM: President Obama claims energy production is at an all time high on his watch, and says he will support more American energy production.
CLAIM: President Obama says he supports American energy security.
- “After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013)
FACT: President Obama’s refusal to approve the Keystone pipeline has threatened the creation of thousands of American jobs and perpetuated America’s dependence on unstable foreign energy.
CLAIM: The economy is making progress, but that progress is being threatened by the politics in Washington.