Tea Party Express Reacts to President’s SOTU Address

Washington, D.C. – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, was not surprised by President Obama’s State of the Union Address, which showcased the class warfare rhetoric Americans continue to reject and showed no interest in leadership.

Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Americans are tired of listening to Obama pit employees against employers, job creators against those looking for opportunity. He says he will fight obstructionists with action, but has yet to engage in substantive discussion. Instead he does his politicking in front of the camera with carefully crafted speeches. Republicans have passed legislation to address major issues, but they languish in the Democratic Senate without any consideration by this President.

“Americans are no longer fooled by his empty promises of hope and change. The President says, ‘No bailouts, no handouts, and no cop-outs.’ However, after 3 years as President, he has embarked on a path of bailing out company after company, giving handouts to his friends through crony capitalism, and blaming everyone but himself for the horrendous state of our economy. There are no twisting words here – Obama has not only failed at showing any leadership, but has done so while blatantly deceiving Americans with empty promises.

“The Tea Party movement continues to be committed to reducing the size, cost and intrusiveness of the federal government. An important part of our economic recovery is a pro-growth economic agenda. We do not need more government spending, but the creation of an economic environment of lower taxes and a less stringent regulatory system. It starts by reforming our corrupt tax code with a flat tax, a fair tax or a combination of the two like 9-9-9,” concluded Russo.