President neglects to say who will pay for all the “free” government goodies he promised.
(Alexandria, Virginia) — The 60 Plus Association, America’s largest center-right seniors group with over 7.2 million senior supporters, this morning issued a statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address. Said 60 Plus Chairman and Founder Jim Martin:
“It’s understandable that the President would want to give himself a pat on the back. After what happened to his party and his policies last November, he certainly needs some encouragement. But America has already rejected his prescriptions of bigger government, more taxes and more meddling in the private sector and with state prerogatives.
“After six years Obama presides over a record low labor force, more Americans living in poverty, stagnant wages, record Americans on food stamps, and the weakest recovery in history. He somehow managed to call this ‘a good thing,’ so it’s no surprise his vision continues to consist of higher taxes and more government, even as revenue flowing to the U.S. Treasury has never been higher. And despite his spin on Obamacare, a vast majority of Americans still wish for its repeal.
“Mr. Obama gives lip service to changing the tone in Washington, compromise and finding common ground. If he were sincere, he could start with two bi-partisan policies popular with the American people: building the Keystone XL pipeline, and killing the death tax. Working with Republicans on these two important issues will create jobs and be a step in the right direction for restoring the American dream for the middle class.
“Americans time and again have rejected Obama’s big-government solutions, which far from aiding our recovery have only prolonged stagnation. It is obvious from his Pollyanna speech that Mr. Obama never received, or didn’t bother to read the memo.”