“Instead of lecturing the American people about his idea of fairness, he should spend a little more time thinking about what most Americans think is fair," said McConnell in an apparent reference to the theme of “fairness” President Obama emphasized in his State of the Union (SOTU) address. 

In his January SOTU, Obama said he envisioned an economy where  "everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules." 

McConnell went on to argue that most Americans have a vastly different definition of fairness than the president, especially when it comes to energy policy, where Obama has delayed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and limited or delayed some domestic energy exploration and production. 

“Most Americans don’t think it’s particularly fair that the president of the United States is blocking them from tapping into our own natural resources, even as he uses their tax dollars to prop up failing solar companies likes Solyndra,” said McConnell. 

“This debate isn’t just about gas prices,” he continued. “It’s about a president who wants to impose a definition of fairness on the American people that most of them simply don’t accept.”