CLAIM: “Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.” (President Obama, State of the Union address, January 20, 2015)
SOTU FACT: Tonight, the president called for a better, more collaborative politics, and yet he has already threatened to veto four jobs bills that have passed the House with bipartisan support, including:
When middle-class Americans canâ€™t work a full, 40-hour work week because of the presidentâ€™s health care law, they canâ€™t provide for their families, pay their bills, or get ahead in a tight economy.
Our military men and women have made countless sacrifices on behalf of our freedom and security. We owe it to them to do everything in our power to ensure they have the opportunity to earn a good living and care for their families when their military service has ended.
These bills represent â€œan obvious and potentially bipartisan starting point for the new Congressâ€”and, for President Obama, a chance to begin the final years of his presidency by taking some steps toward a stronger economy.â€