Posts tagged: Steve Scalise

Not Doubling Down; A Whole New Deck


Written by Michael Medved

Unfortunately, too many conservatives give the president credit he doesn’t deserve regarding his State of the Union agenda.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. House leaders Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), have all suggested that Barack Obama has “doubled down” on his agenda. The blackjack definition for “doubling down” is to “hold your existing cards while doubling your existing bet with only one more card.”

But in his State of the Union, Obama requested virtually all new cards, raising issues he and his party never mentioned in the recent campaign:

  • A tax hike of $320 billion?
  • A big new entitlement of free community college for those with C averages?

These are brand new initiatives, not part of the debate in 2014. Even his much-discussed executive amnesty for immigrants remained under wraps until after voting, so Americans in key Senatorial races couldn’t express disapproval.… Continue Reading

President Obama Retreads the Same Failed Agenda

Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address.

“It’s fitting that President Obama gave his State of the Union on Mardi Gras Day, since he’s spent the last four years throwing record levels of taxpayer money at failed federal programs like cheap beads at a parade,” Scalise said.  “If higher taxes and more government spending were the solution to our economic woes, our economy would be humming on all cylinders, but all the middle class has to show for the last four years is a hangover of record debt and a weak economy that hasn’t produce jobs for hard-working families.

“Unemployment hovered above or around eight percent throughout President Obama’s entire first term.  The president’s attempts at job creation and middle class revitalization have proven hollow and damaging. 

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