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Ted Nugent: Obama has ‘defied everything he said’ in first State of the Union [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

In a video interview with The Daily Caller, musician Ted Nugent said President Barack Obama has “defied everything he said” in his first State of the Union address.

Despite his strong support for the Second Amendment, Nugent told TheDC that the president’s “anti-budget” economic policies have him concerned the most.

“I believe that what we saw in the president’s first State of the Union sounded so good. He delivered it with such peonage, such specific believability, and then defied everything he said. He defied in action and policy making everything he said, except for, ‘My policies will naturally cause the cost of energy to skyrocket.’ That was an accurate prediction,” Nugent, Republican Rep. Steve Stockman’s guest for the State of the Union, said Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

While Nugent warned that Obama is trying to “disarm America,” he admitted that the economy is the number-one issue facing the nation.

“Every act by this president defies economics 101,” he said.

“The intentional anti-budget policy of this administration is mind-numbing to families that work very hard for our money, live within our means, understand that old adage that still works for us and should work for the government: saving for a rainy day. When’s the last time you heard that in the halls of Congress?”

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