The State of Our Union
We heard the President deliver his final State of the Union this week, which was largely a political speech designed to bolster the legacy of an Administration characterized by dividing, not uniting, the American people.
President Obama said that the state of our union is “strong,” but more than 70 percent of the country believes we are heading in the wrong direction. Over the past seven years, the President’s policies have left us with a still-fragile economy, suffocated by overregulation and stagnant wages. He has taken a naïve and inadequate approach to the growing threat from ISIS, the most dangerous international terrorist group in recent history, and he refuses to acknowledge the pain Obamacare continues to inflict on Texans and the American people – higher costs, less choice and lower quality of care.
Despite campaigning on a promise to unite, President Obama is one of the most polarizing Presidents in recent memory. In spite of the empty rhetoric we heard Tuesday night, Republicans will continue to fight for conservative solutions to the big challenges facing Texans and the country in 2016.