House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday insisted that the next year will be spent on policy, not politics, but said it’s “pathetic” if President Obama tries to offer the “same old” ideas at Tuesday’s State of the Union that he’s been offering in the past three years.

The speaker, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said those policies haven’t helped the economy.

“They made it worse,” he said. “And if that’s what the president is going to talk about Tuesday night, I think it’s pathetic. I think it’s time for the president to listen to his own jobs council. It’s time to go in a new direction.”

The “regulatory nightmare that’s coming out of Washington” is “serving as a wet blanket over our economy,” Boehner added. “We need to work to fundamentally change our tax code.”