Rooney: State of the Union “More of the Same Failed Policies”
For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) today issued the following comments after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address:
Same failed partisanship . . .
“Tonight, President Obama had the opportunity to put forward new ideas and find common ground to help get Americans back to work and solve our debt crisis, but instead he delivered a campaign speech designed to divide the American people and pit some groups of Americans against others – what a shame. Anyone who expected more than a campaign speech aimed at the President’s liberal base must be sorely disappointed.”
Same failed jobs plan . . .
“The President talks about building an economy that works for everyone, but he’s pushing the same tired policies that have produced an Obama economy that doesn’t work for anyone. President Obama rehashed the same failed stimulus policies that brought us three years of unemployment above eight percent. He refuses to listen to his own jobs council, which has endorsed the ideas that are in my jobs bill and the nearly 30 bipartisan jobs bills that have passed the House and are stuck in the Senate.
“Just last week, President Obama rejected the Keystone pipeline and killed the dream of a new job for tens of thousands of unemployed Americans. Actions speak louder than words, and this President’s actions have left him with zero credibility when he talks about jobs.”
Same failed tax and spend budgeting . . .
“President Obama promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, but instead he’s nearly doubled it, while increasing the national debt by more than $4.6 trillion. Instead of putting forward a concrete, credible plan to address our debt crisis, he continues to call for the failed formula of more taxes, more borrowing, and more spending.”
Same failed energy plan . . .
“Gas prices have doubled since President Obama took office, and I agree that we need an all-of-the-above, American energy solution. However, his calls for energy independence ring hollow. The President rejected the Keystone Pipeline, but is content to continue throwing away millions of taxpayer dollars on projects like the Solyndra Pipedream.”