Ted Cruz released this anti-Obama ad today before his SOTU Address.
“Abuse of Power”
Unpopular President Barack Obama will promise Americans tonight that he will not stand still tonight in his State of the Union Address.
63% of Americans believe he does not have the ability to make the right decisions.
The Hill reported:
President Obama will vow to pursue a populist economic agenda with or without the help of lawmakers in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Obama will say he will not “stand still,” but will act on his own if he cannot work with Congress.
“What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class, and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class,” Obama will tell the assembled members of Congress, according to excerpts of his speech provided by the White House.
“Some require Congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”
The White House has been signaling Obama will rely more on executive actions in the second year of his second term, something Republicans are increasingly condemning as an abuse of power. Democratic allies argue the actions are appropriate given GOP obstructionism in Congress.
The president’s speech comes at a pivotal moment in his second term, with the White House eager to score political victories after a lost year for the president. Moreover, Obama appears eager to paint himself as separate from a Congress widely panned by the American public.
Here are some more fun facts on the worst economic president ever:
|The Current National Debt After Five Years Of State Of The Union Promises To Tackle The Problem. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/24/14)|
|Added To The National Debt Despite Obama’s Declaration In His 2009 Address To Congress That He Didn’t Want To Leave “A Mountain Of Debt.” (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/24/14; President Barack Obama, Remarks by The President In State Of The Union Address , Washington, D.C., 1/27/10)|
|The Amount Of Debt That Obama Once Called “Irresponsible” And “Unpatriotic.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Fargo, ND, 7/3/08)|
|Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions From 2014 To 2023. (CBO, 7/30/13)|
|The Total Student Debt Held By Americans. (Josh Mitchell, “Student-Loan Debt Slows Recovery,” The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics, 12/30/13)|
|Total Taxes In ObamaCare. (CBO, 3/12;JCT, 6/15/12; CBO, 5/14/13; CBO, 7/30/13)|
|Amount Of Regulatory Burden Since Obama Took Office. (American Action Forum, 1/8/14)|
|Federal Budget Deficit For The First Three Months Of FY2014. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/17/14)|
|The Increased Cost To Pay Interest On U.S. Debt Since 2009. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/17/14)|
47. 6 Million:
|Americans Receiving Food Stamps In 2013. (Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/24/14)|
|Americans Living In Poverty – A Record Number – Despite Obama Calling Income Inequality “The Defining Issue Of Our Time” In His 2012 State Of the Union Address. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/24/13)|
|The Number Of Americans That Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since Obama Took Office. (Department Of Agriculture, 1/24/14)|
|The Number Of People Unemployed At The End Of Obama’s Fifth Year As President. (BLS, 1/24/14)|
|The Number Of People Working Part-Time That Would Like To Work Full-Time. (BLS, 1/24/14)|
|The Number Of People That Have Entered Poverty Since 2008. (U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/24/14)|
Read the rest here.