Tags: mcconnell | state | union | obama

McConnell on SOTU: ‘Lip Service and Liberalism’

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 02:02 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech as “another retread of lip service and liberalism.”

“The stakes for American families are too high to keep taking the easy way out with more taxes and more wasteful spending,” the Kentucky Republican said on the floor of the Senate.

“Republicans believe that taking on this massive burden of debt should be more important in this town than winning the next election.

“That’s why we need common-sense reforms like a balanced budget amendment. All Republicans support it, and Democrats should, too. But we won’t get anywhere as a nation if the president refuses to lead.”

Obamacare
: Massive New Rules Revealed for 2013

McConnell said Obama discussed strengthening the nation’s energy infrastructure but did not mention the Keystone XL Pipeline crude-oil project, which continues to be held up by the White House.

“He chose the nation's biggest stage to promote something that’s inefficient and costly, like solar panels, instead of something that’s proven and reliable — and domestically produced — like coal,” McConnell said.

“He advocated tax reform, but mostly as a way to increase the size of government, not as a way to increase our competitiveness.

“He spoke of workers’ minimum wages, instead of their maximum potential.”

“In short,” McConnell concluded, “with the exception of his impressive delivery and trademark style, last night's speech was pedestrian, liberal boilerplate that any Democratic lawmaker could have given at any time in recent memory.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Sen. Corker: Time to Consider Sending Weapons to Ukraine

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 19:31 PM

It is time for the United States to provide lethal weapons for Ukraine's military, Sen. Bob Corker said Friday, and make . . .

Pope's Good Friday Message: 'Remember All the Abandoned People'

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 18:05 PM

The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday  . . .

US to Extend Keystone XL Comment Period, Delaying Decision

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:32 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it's extending its review of the Keystone XL pipeline - a procedural punt that coul . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved