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(CNN) – Pre-empting President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday and the GOP response, Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri on Saturday sought to get ahead of the conversation.
The President “has a lot of explaining to do” in his speech, Blunt said in the GOP weekly address, criticizing Obama’s so-called “Year of Action,” a blueprint for 2014 touted by the White House.
As both sides gear up for this year’s midterm elections, Blunt said the President’s focus on income inequality, a likely hallmark of Tuesday’s address, fails to recognize the harm his administration’s economic policies have done on that goal.
“This administration’s agenda to create more government, more spending, more taxes, and more debt has created an inequality crisis of opportunity in our country. Those policies have been disproportionately hurtful to the poorest among us for the past five years,” Blunt said.
Blunt said the President has…
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