It all goes to show the president is stuck on the same outdated, top-down ideas that haven’t worked.

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:  

CLAIM: “We know that more small business owners plan to raise their employees’ pay than at any time since 2007.” (President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015)

FACT: ObamaCare is cutting hours and wages for middle-class families, making it harder to hire, and will cost the economy the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs.

Middle-class families across the United States face another round of premium hikes in 2015 – with prices up double digits in some states – a double whammy on top of last year’s sticker shock.

While the economy is showing some signs of improvement, far too many middle-class families are struggling to bridge the gap between rising costs and stubbornly flat paychecks

When middle-class Americans can’t work a full, 40-hour work week because of the president’s health care law, they can’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 “an obvious and potentially bipartisan starting point for the new Congress—and, for President Obama, a chance to begin the final years of his presidency by taking some steps toward a stronger economy.”


Of course, the opportunity to serve the American people is always humbling; it’s even more so at a time when our country faces such great challenges.