Friday, July 18, 2014

Obama Criticizes GOP For Failing To Help The Middle Class

In his weekly address, President Obama criticized the Republicans for obstructing every measure to help the middle class, including lifting the minimum wage, fair pay and student loan reform. Instead, House Speaker John Boehner wasted time and taxpayers' money on the political stunt of suing the president–an unpopular action from which he's since distanced himself. Watch:

OBAMA: But so far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class. Lifting the minimum wage, fair pay, student loan reform—they’ve said no to all of it. And that’s when I’ve acted this year to help working Americans on my own—when Congress won’t act. I’ve taken actions to attract new jobs, lift workers’ wages, help students pay off their loans, and more. And the Republican plan right now is not to do some of this work with me—instead, it’s to sue me. That’s actually what they’re spending their time on. It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars. I have a better idea. Do something, Congress. Do anything to help working Americans. 


Michael J. Mand said...

The very definition of political chutzpah: The Republicans erect a brick wall in front of everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - the presidents tries to accomplish. When he tries an end around - an end around every president has used - to implement the platform on which he was elected by a healthy majority of voters, they call him "the imperial president". I would laugh if it wasn't so serious.

Jeff Tone said...

In addition, Obama has used executive order less than his predecessors.