60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin: “Another speech of liberal wish-lists, more government, more regulations and no solutions to the problems he’s failed to fix for four years.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman and Founder Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s largest conservative seniors advocacy group and the acknowledged alternative to the liberal AARP, this evening released the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“Once again the President’s State of the Union speech was long on rhetoric, but short on ideas and solutions. The President has a government program and policy to every problem, real or perceived. Yet on his obligation to take the lead on cutting our crushing debt, putting Americans back to work, approving more domestic energy supplies and fixing our flailing senior entitlement programs we get nothing.
“Just as in the past four years the President offered nothing but deception, deceit and empty promises. Saying he won’t increase the deficit ‘one dime’ is a flat-out falsehood. As a man who has increased our national debt by 58 TRILLION dimes he has precious little credibility. The man who promised Obamacare would make healthcare more affordable had nothing to say regarding the fact that Americans are paying MORE for healthcare, and the employers forced to pay for it are cutting jobs just to stay afloat.
“One out of seven Americans is now living in poverty and receiving food stamps, with 11,000 more going on government assistance every day. This is a national disgrace and this President fails to see that his agenda is the cause of our problems, not the answer to them.
“The best way to achieve the fair and prosperous nation the President talks about is to let the free-market economy thrive, and limit government’s intrusion into our lives. But this President disbands his jobs council and presides over the weakest recovery since WWII, and it is no secret why. More government is all he proposes, when it is only a free and growing economy that will put our nation back on track.
“Obama is sadly committed to the same failed policies that now see our economy shrinking and more people out of work. His State of the Union was a sad performance, and showed in crystal clear clarity that he follows the beat of a drummer far out of sync with reality, and far out of sync with the future we all want for our nation, our children and grandchildren.”