SOTU FACT: President Obama’s Excessive Regulations Are Holding Back Job Growth |

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. 

BOEHNER QUOTE: “Eight out of 10 small business owners say excessive regulations and high taxes make it harder for them to hire new workers…We made a Pledge to America to focus on jobs and to rein in the red tape factory here in Washington, and we’re keeping our word.” (Speaker Boehner, Video, 7/25/12)

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