Here’s 16th District Republican Congressman Don Manzullo’s reaction to the Stare of the Union Address:
(WASHINGTON) Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) tonight issued the following statement responding to President Obama’s State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation:
“It’s good to hear President Obama talk about the need to help create jobs in America. But I’m concerned his fix will involve more deficit-hiking government spending. We have actually lost 3 million jobs since the President signed into law the failed $862 billion stimulus bill, and our national debt has surpassed $12 trillion.
“We need a colossal change in thinking here, and I implore President Obama to halt the ineffective government spending that is burdening future generations with debt, and instead focus on helping the private sector create jobs.
“At a minimum, Congress needs to stop pursuing job-killing legislation – like the health care and cap and trade bills – that would put another 8 million Americans out of work and hike taxes and health and energy costs for Americans.
“My American Jobs Agenda offers a host of legislative avenues to help create economic opportunities for our employers to put Americans back to work.”