Jan. 23, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement concerning tomorrow night's State of the Union Address:
"The State of the Union has become little more than a flashy political speech with hardly any substance to it whatsoever. Obama will tout an 8.5 percent unemployment rate, when if the 4 million working-age adults who have been lost from the labor force were included, the real rate of joblessness would be closer to 11 percent, and the underemployed closer to 17 percent. If Obama were not delivering a political speech, he might advise the American people that his 'stimulus' spending, borrowing, and printing policies have completely failed to turn the economy around and that a new direction is needed.
"If Obama were honest, he would be forced to tell the American people that the true State of the Union is endangered — by his own arbitrary executive actions in defiance of the separation of powers, the Constitution, and the rule of law. He might tell the nation that public officials cannot simply do as they please; rather, they are guided and limited by the law. He might remind us all that when they do act capriciously, the very fabric of civil society is ripped out from its roots.
"If Obama had any credibility, he would counsel the American people that instead of creating jobs and importing cheap energy from Canada via the Keystone pipeline, he chose instead to bow at the altar of environmental radicalism and is more interested in funneling money to bankrupt 'green' energy companies that neither create energy nor jobs.
"In short, if the American people were given a real assessment of the State of the Union, they might realize the immense damage that has been done to the country by the Obama Administration — in health care, the financial system, the national debt, energy, labor, the cost of doing business in America, and more — and advocate a change in leadership."
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