Like most Americans who tuned in to watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union Speech, I hoped that we would hear a plan for action - concrete steps to get our economy back on track and people back to work. Instead, I heard the beginning of the President's re-election campaign.
America looks to the President for leadership but what we heard last night was not leadership. He chose to pit Americans against each other in order to score political points. President Obama made a point of speaking about the greatness of our country. The sad thing is Americans have always had more confidence in each other than we do in the ability of this President to do what he was elected to - fix the economy.It's time for the President to get serious about the issues that matter to this country - private sector job creation, reducing our debt and deficits, and getting the federal government off the backs of small business owners.