Republican strategist Bradley A. Blakeman described President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as nothing more than “another string of promises yet to be broken.”
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax on Tuesday, Blakeman said that the president failed to mention how he hasn’t been able to produce a budget that could get passed in more than 1,000 days while peppering his speech with calls for Congress to send him bills for various proposals.
“He never talked about the hard work that he was going to do to work with Congress to reduce government, reign in the deficit and he glossed over entitlements,” said Blakeman, who provided analysis of the speech and GOP response for the Fox National Radio Network. “This was a campaign speech minus the balloons and confetti.”
Blakeman, a Newsmax contributor, who also served as a member of President George W. Bush’s senior staff, said that Obama should have talked more about the need for shared sacrifice.
“It’s a time for sacrifice and it’s a time for all Americans to understand what the problems are and how we would solve them,” he said. “This president waited for an hour into his speech to even touch on the deficit — and even then he glossed over it.”
Blakeman described Obama’s proposals relative to taxes as a “Robin Hood theory of economics” that fuels class warfare.
“The top 6 percent of Americans pay the taxes for everybody else. The vast majority of Americans pay no tax,” countered Blakeman. “You can’t bribe businesses to invest in America. You have to encourage and give opportunity to businesses to do it because it’s the right thing to do for their business.”
© 2013 Newsmax. All rights reserved.