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Good luck with that, Republicans tell Obama

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama’s vow to act on his own if lawmakers won’t help him create jobs and narrow the nation’s yawning income gap, insisting he’ll accomplish little in a divided government without them.

“The authority he has doesn’t add up to much for those without opportunity in this economy,” House Speaker John Boehner said after Obama’s State of the Union address before a packed House chamber and a prime-time television audience.

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