WASHINGTON (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell gives his response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
“Well the President argued that we needed to do more of the same. Here we are in the sixth year of the Obama economy, after all the borrowing, spending, taxing, and regulating. The state of the economy is not good. So what should we have done about it? Not what the President suggested tonight. If we want to get the economy going, we do things like approving the Keystone pipeline and pass trade agreements; stop the war on coal and Obamacare, which has had a devastating impact on our state.
“Over a quarter of a million people have lost their health insurance policies. A small number of people who signed up for new policies actually were not insured before, in other words, most of the people who are signing up were previously insured and are just now forced by the government to get different insurance which typically is more expensive and with less coverage.
“Obamacare is wreaking havoc with Kentucky’s economy and for the nation’s economy and unfortunately the President’s doubled down on that. So, it’s discouraging to see that after six years of trying to do this his way, he seems to be unwilling to move to the political center, work with us and do things through the private sector that we know will create jobs and opportunity for our people.”