Obama to Louisianians: 'I'll act on my own' agenda; Mary Landrieu Has Repeatedly Empowered President Obama, Hurting Middle-Class Louisianans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of his State of the Union address, President Obama already appears frustrated, vowing to work around Congress by using executive authority to usher in a "year of action."
Washington, of course, has been under Democratic control since 2009. Liberal think tanks like the Brookings Institution agree that Senate Democrats are far more responsible for Washington gridlock than anyone else. The Republican House passed twice as many bills as the Democratic controlled Senate last year. "Even in the traditionally collegial Senate, 87% of bills die in committee,” Molly Jackman and Saul Jackman, of Brookings, and Brian Boessenecker wrote in Politico last week. “While the filibuster may grab all the headlines, committees are a far deadlier weapon.
”Five years into the Obama/Landrieu economy, there are 10.4 million Americans unemployed, and the labor force participation rate has shrunk to its lowest level in nearly 40 years. There are nearly 3 times more unemployed Americans than there are jobs available. Mary Landrieu will call this a recovery, but middle class Louisianans know better.
Louisianans overwhelmingly disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. The shocking message that President Obama will send to voters in Louisiana? "Congress doesn't matter. Mary Landrieu doesn't matter. Your vote doesn't matter. I run the show. Disagree with me? Too bad."
"What reason do Louisiana voters have to vote for Mary Landrieu, who is completely out of sync with them on job creation, spending, and ObamaCare? The answer is simple, none,"said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Whether it's higher taxes, ObamaCare, or a bigger, more abusive and intrusive government, President Obama's 'year of action' strategy is designed to usurp the will of Louisianans. Mary Landrieu has repeatedly put President Obama first, a fact that continues to hurt Louisiana."