Obama Reminds Republicans That Their Economic Predictions Were Wrong During SOTU

Obama right on the economy SOTU

President Obama made sure to tell the country that all of the Republican predictions of gloom and doom about his economic policies were wrong. Obama listed just a few of the ways that they were wrong during the State Of The Union.

The president said:

We believed we could reverse the tide of outsourcing, and draw new jobs to our shores. And over the past five years, our businesses have created more than 11 million new jobs.

We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet. And today, America is number one in oil and gas. America is number one in wind power. Every three weeks, we bring online as much solar power as we did in all of 2008. And thanks to lower gas prices and higher fuel standards, the typical family this year should save $750 at the pump.

We believed we could prepare our kids for a more competitive world. And today, our younger students have earned the highest math and reading scores on record. Our high school graduation rate has hit an all-time high. And more Americans finish college than ever before.

We believed that sensible regulations could prevent another crisis, shield families from ruin, and encourage fair competition. Today, we have new tools to stop taxpayer-funded bailouts, and a new consumer watchdog to protect us from predatory lending and abusive credit card practices. And in the past year alone, about ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage.

At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years.

So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way. We can’t slow down businesses or put our economy at risk with government shutdowns or fiscal showdowns. We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix. And if a bill comes to my desk that tries to do any of these things, it will earn my veto.

The president made it clear that not only are Republicans wrong, but that he is not going to allow Republicans to take the country back down the path to failure. The president was correct. His economic policies are right.

President Obama isn’t taking any prisoners. The nice language of compromise that dotted previous SOTUs is gone. Obama the fighter is here, and he put Republicans on notice that there is no way the country is going back to trickle down failure while he occupies the White House.

4 Replies to “Obama Reminds Republicans That Their Economic Predictions Were Wrong During SOTU”

  1. When the Republicans are correct about something…anything..Any Thing At All!..then that…will be news. And the very clear indication that indeed Hell has frozen over.

  2. It was probably TORTURE for the Republicans to sit there and listen to this. Squirming in place. Ha!

    Joe Wilson probably stifled a “YOU LIE!” outburst. (This time I think the President would have stopped the speech and have the Sergeant at Arms escort him OUT of the chambers…)

    The looks the Democrats gave them was: You see he did it without you baystardos. (intentionally misspelled).

  3. McConnell all ready pointed out and verified the positive economic news a week or so ago, and then promptly…and predictably… attempted to take credit for it.

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