Oklahoma's freshman Congressman Jim Bridenstine didn't wait to hear the State of the Union speech before sharing his thoughts on what he calls the President's failed policies.
In writing and in an audio statement issued from Washington, D.C., Bridenstine took President Obama to task for failing to own up to what he perceives as failed economic and social programs that have led the country in the wrong direction.
Bridenstine also says he expects only more of the same from the speech, due to begin at 8:00 p.m. local time Tuesday evening.
I expect tonight’s State of the Union Address to be a wish list for liberals. The President will use the word “balanced” to call for more taxes, more debt, and more spending. There is nothing balanced about the President’s big government approach.
I expect to hear about gun control measures that infringe on our civil liberties and 2nd Amendment rights plus a return to man-made climate change scare tactics.
The President will blame Republicans for the sequester and call for tax increases to reverse its damaging effects to the Department of Defense, Education, and other discretionary spending. We don’t need tax increases. We need entitlement reforms.
The President will not speak of controlling federal spending in any meaningful way. There will be no talk of slowing the growth of government or reforming the entitlement programs that threaten fiscal calamity on our nation. The President’s goal seems to be accelerating the economy with Keynesian tools, knowing that it is not sustainable, but that the next President will have to deal with the economic correction that is to come.
The President’s irresponsibility is causing structural harm to our country. Tonight’s speech, however, will tell a different story shrouded in a veil of “balance.”
KRMG will air the State of the Union speech, followed by the Republican response by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, on FM 102.3 and AM 740, as well as streaming the speeches live here on KRMG.com.