Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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“It’s fitting that President Obama gave his State of the Union on Mardi Gras Day, since he’s spent the last four years throwing record levels of taxpayer money at failed federal programs like cheap beads at a parade,” Scalise said. “If higher taxes and more government spending were the solution to our economic woes, our economy would be humming on all cylinders, but all the middle class has to show for the last four years is a hangover of record debt and a weak economy that hasn’t produce jobs for hard-working families.
“Unemployment hovered above or around eight percent throughout President Obama’s entire first term. The president’s attempts at job creation and middle class revitalization have proven hollow and damaging.