Rand Paul's Response to Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

Sen. Rand Paul
Big Government
20 Jan 2015

…Before I ran for office, I practiced medicine for nearly 20 years in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Liberal elites fly over my small town, but they don’t understand us. They simply seek to impose their will upon us—from what insurance we can buy, to what light bulbs we can use, to how we generate electricity.

Most of us in flyover country, and I suspect many who live in our big cities, think those in government take us for granted. Those of us who are actively pursuing the American Dream simply want government to get out of our way.

For those of us who feel separated and distant from the American Dream, we don’t want be perpetually talked down to, forgotten, and left in perpetual poverty. Many are discouraged that the “gifts” offered by liberals have not generated wealth, but rather perpetuated poverty.

People want a way out—not fake concern and baubles…

…The President is intent on redistributing the pie but not growing it. He misunderstands that the bulk of America wants a bigger pie. They want to work and don’t want a handout—but a hand up.

Not only do we need new blood in Washington, we need a new way of thinking in Washington…



The complete transcript is at Big Government.



Update: These 41 Members of Congress Tweeted During the State of the Union. Here’s What They Had to Say.

Members of Congress no longer just listen to the president deliver his State of the Union address. They’re also actively messaging throughout the speech. Here are some of the tweets—from Democrats, Republicans and one Independent—that caught our eye tonight…



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