Rick Santorum Responds to State of the Union Address


Dallas, TX - Former U.S. Senator, former Republican presidential candidate and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement at the conclusion of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight:

"The state of our union is indeed strong, but it is because of the resilience of hardworking Americans, not because of the heavy-handed policies of this administration.

"President Obama's State of the Union address glossed over the failures of his administration: failure to improve the economy, failure in the implementation of his signature achievement ObamaCare, failure to address our national security challenges, and failure to compromise.

"The tool of the Executive Order, which President Obama said tonight he will again put into use, illustrates the vindictive way he chooses to govern.  Rather than finding areas of compromise, he bypasses Congress and acts unilaterally to ram through his agenda.

"We hear the media talk endlessly about a do-nothing Congress, but we can't ignore our do-nothing President, in part because of the atmosphere he has created that makes it impossible to get anything done.  He continues to harmfully expand the power of the presidency to the detriment of the American people. 

"If President Obama really wants to help hardworking American families achieve good-paying, stable jobs and live the American dream, he would stop pushing an agenda that is hurting small businesses, increasing healthcare costs and is overwhelmingly anti-family.   We must put in place an economic plan that revives our domestic manufacturing and energy potential, rolls back job-killing regulations and forces the federal government to shrink.

"Finally, I will say that on one point the President is right: Americans want to believe in opportunity for all.  But that can only be achieved if this President and this Congress begin to lift up hardworking families, protect our national security interests through a consistent foreign policy and ensure prosperity for this and future generations by building economic freedom," concluded Senator Santorum.

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commented 2014-02-06 12:17:52 -0500 · Flag
In my opinion, Obama’s threat to issue royal edicts is in direct opposition to the basic functioning of our government and is nothing short of an effort to sidestep constitutionally defined avenues for creating action and law.

So, in my opinion, we just say NO to any exec order/edict that seeks to overstep the will of elected officials in congress or violate the rights of Americans. We just say NO and ignore this man who has dedicated himself so obviously to deconstructing this nation from within.

Just say NO and walk away.
commented 2014-01-30 01:18:58 -0500 · Flag
Rick may be a little radical on some issues for some people I happen to agree on almost all these issues. The constitution and a Free Market Economy. Removal of Government controls and regulations protect the News Media Rights. Only thing a error reported by the NEWS should do is put an Apology in the Same place as the False story in the same size and If it is On Television the Should give the same amount to the apology as they did to the Bad Story by Law. Other than that the News should have no limits except in Giving Names locations or details on Government Military Strategies. Which falls under treason. People should not be forced to get permission to protest, picket or be fired from work if they are doing so off the clock. This is the way to change wages not the power of the Government but the Power of the people. No minimum wage if people will work for it then it is not too low. Reduce the size and power of Government not the rights and powers of the people.
commented 2014-01-29 21:10:11 -0500 · Flag
The Good Senator is absolutely correct on every count.
commented 2014-01-29 13:21:05 -0500 · Flag
Agree. He is not governing. He is dictating.
commented 2014-01-29 10:56:53 -0500 · Flag
Well said!
commented 2014-01-29 10:18:09 -0500 · Flag
Well stated – I pick Rick for 2016!
commented 2014-01-29 09:38:30 -0500 · Flag
As usual, concise and on target.