After speaking for more than an hour, President Obama has finished his 2014 State of the Union Address. Not surprisingly, his words and statements didn’t come without irony or hypocrisy. Here are the top five:
1. President Obama touted the pre-existing condition requirement in Obamacare saying, “Because of this law,no American can ever again be dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition.” As a result of Obamacare and since the federal exchanges were launched on October 1, 2013, millions of people have been dropped from their health insurance plans.
2. President Obama said it was an “embarrassment” that in today’s American society women get paid less than men, ignoring the fact that his White House pays women less than men.
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
3. President Obama said, “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can…”