BRET BAIER: They have a lot of bullet points that obviously the president is going to hit on in the majority of his speech tonight. They say by November, 2014 was already the best year of job growth since 1999; much of the overall wage growth exceeded inflation; the deficit as a share of the economy down by two-thirds; health-care employer premiums grew at the lowest rate on record; lowest health-care price inflation in a half-century; and on energy, the U.S. is leading work in oil and natural gas production, solar and wind up as well.
SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): Some of those things are true. The government had absolutely nothing to do with the energy boom that we are experiencing. The job creation, if you look at the number of people looking for work, the number of people looking for work is at the lowest level since the Carter administration. So, a whole lot of people have just given up and dropped out. Look, I'm glad the economy is getting better, but it's not morning again in America. You would not be able to convince working class Americans and lower income Americans that they have benefitted from the policies of this administration. And basically what the president is apparently going to offer tonight is more of the same: tax and spend, tax and spend.