The State of the Union address was not anything new. President Obama used old lines from previous speeches, and restated previous promises. He failed to address issues such as America's debt which has now reached $17.3 trillion. He failed to address the issues with Obamacare. He failed to point out that although the unemployment rate has decreased the labor force participation rate has also decreased. Millions of Americans are suffering from his policies and the President failed to address these issues. He also promised to bypass Congress if possible.
President Obama also advocated increasing the minimum wage to over $10. Increasing the minimum wage is dangerous for an already faltering economy. An increased wage will increase costs, forcing companies to lay off employees and/or raise prices, in turn decreasing demand which will cause more lay-offs. Tell Congress to oppose any raise in the minimum wage.
WATCH the Republican Response by Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
NOTE: You can watch the Tea Party Response, delivered by Senator Mike Lee, here.