Alexander on Tomorrow’s State of the Union Address: “Real Answer” to Income Inequality Is to Liberate Free Enterprise System from “Big, Wet Blanket” of Obama Regulations

Posted on January 27, 2014

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey will be Alexander’s guest 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said he hopes President Obama will offer “real answers” to the issue of income inequality in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

Alexander said, “The first real answer to income inequality is to liberate the free enterprise system to create more good jobs, and that’s harder to do with the big, wet blanket of Obama administration regulations causing employers to reduce the number of jobs. During this year alone, Obamacare will cancel millions more health care policies and add new costs to employers that will cause the destruction of a great many jobs. 

“The second real answer to income inequality is to give parents more freedom to choose a better school for their child. I’ll introduce legislation to do just that tomorrow.”

Alexander also announced that Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey will accompany him to the president’s address, as well as to a private dinner for senators and spouses in the U.S. Capitol prior to the speech.


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