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January 21, 2015, Santa Fe, NM --  Former New Mexico Governor and Honorary Chairman of the Our America Initiative Gary Johnson released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:


“The President’s speech can be summed up pretty simply: He told us that the state of the union is good and that he wants to double-down on the big government, big debt policies that he says are working. That is just wrong in too many ways to list.


“Redistributing wealth and designating winners and losers have for too long been the hallmarks of American politics -- regardless of which party is in power. Now, President Obama wants to take them to new heights.


“The U.S. has one of the most punitive, anti-growth tax codes in the industrialized world, and the President wants to make it more punitive. We have a tax code that is absurdly complex, and he wants to make it more complex. Instead of raising capital gains taxes and passing out tax credits like candy, real progress would be to eliminate all income taxes and adopt a system that rewards production, savings and investment.


“Government subsidies and market distortions have produced college costs and student loan burdens that threaten a generation of graduates. Now we have a proposal to make community college somehow magically ‘free’, as though no one is going to have to pay for it. Nowhere do we see a plan to allow innovation, the free market and competition to truly make education affordable.


“These are just a couple of examples of the misguided theme that piling more government interference on the marketplace is the answer to every challenge. We’ve tried that for a few decades now, and despite the President’s claims to the contrary, the result is not good.”



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NHDP Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address 

 Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“The President once again laid out the clear differences between the Democratic vision of strengthening our middle class and expanding opportunity for all and the Republican plan to continue putting the interests of big businesses first while middle class families pay the price.”
“Middle class economics have helped put our economy back on the right track over the past six years, and Democrats will keep fighting to build on our progress to ensure that all Americans are included in our shared success.”
“We have much more work to do, and Granite Staters know that Senator Shaheen and Congresswoman Kuster will keep working tirelessly to bring our New Hampshire traditions of bipartisan problem solving to Washington in order to move our economy forward.”




WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the statement below following the President’s State of the Union Address:


"Granite Staters have been clear about what they want from Washington.  They want those elected to serve on their behalf to work together to push for shared solutions, not partisan politics.  Opportunity for economic growth resides in the hope that lives in the homes on the West Side, the small businesses on the Seacoast and the beauty of our North Country - not the federal government.  Our country will begin to flourish again when we reform our outdated tax code, reduce the burden of debt on our children, repeal regulations suffocating our small businesses and place our trust in you."


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ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's 8 Most Dishonest State of the Union Moments 


Jan. 30, 2014

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Obama's 8 most dishonest state of the union moments
2013's most egregious liar from Washington D.C. (which puts him high in the running for most egregious worldwide) got off to a fast start with his January address to Congress. 

What the heck do we have schools for?
Obama: "I've asked Vice President Biden to lead an across-the-board reform of America's training programs to make sure they have one mission: train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now."

Why Hillary Clinton will likely not be the next president
Only once since FDR has the same party held the White House for more than eight years, and that was Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1981 through 1992.

Video: Watch Sen. Mike Lee destroy Eric Holder's defense of Obama's unlawful executive orders
"When you look at the quality – not just the quantity, but the quality – the nature of the executive orders that he has issued, he has usurped an extraordinary amount of authority within the executive branch.  This is not precedented."