Robert Graham, Reps. Schweikert, Gosar react to SOTU

| February 13 2013

WEDGE POLITICS AT ITS BEST

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) made the following statement Tuesday after attending President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“It is clear the president has no interest in bipartisanship.

Tonight, we saw President Obama finish the same standard left-winged speech he started giving at the inauguration.

We did not see a leader willing to work together to solve our economic crisis – we saw wedge politics at its best.

This Administration’s policies are creating poverty, dependency on government, high unemployment, and exploding debt and energy costs.

The president reaffirmed his misguided belief that more government is the solution to everything.  Unfortunately, it is a policy that will lead to more spending and more debt that American taxpayers cannot afford.

Instead of pushing for more government, the president should focus on how we can reduce the size and cost of a federal government that continues to stifle the economic growth we need to ensure our nation’s prosperity.”

Rep. Paul Gosar Responds To State of The Union

‘Talk is cheap. Actions speak’

Washington, D.C. – , U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (R – AZ) issued the following response to the President’s State of the Union address.

“Talk is cheap and actions speak. While the President gave a well-scripted speech this evening he continues to ignore the reality of our state of the union. What our nation needs is less rhetoric from the president.”

What the American people need and deserve is a budget, a plan to end deficit spending and an honest discussion about the difficult issues we face on immigration, crime prevention and energy.”

When President Obama and Senate Democrats are ready to present a pathway to a balanced budget and tackle our crushing debt, then we can discuss the merits of the President’s proposed initiatives and big-government ‘investments’.”

Obama Still Not Serious About Reducing Debt, Spending
Arizonans Need Jobs, Opportunity, Prosperity and Safety, Not Massive Debt
PHOENIX – In reaction to last night’s State of the Union address, Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham pledged, once again, the Party’s support of Republicans in Congress who will work to reduce the national debt and oppose President Obama’s runaway spending.
“President Obama lost Arizona by ten points in November, and he’s still not taking our country’s economic problems seriously.  What we need are jobs and opportunity for our hard-working citizens, a climate of prosperity for our small businesses, and an environment of safety for our families.  Instead, on Obama’s watch, all we have is a huge debt of over $16 trillion,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham.  “Our children and grandchildren are going to wonder why anyone voted for Barack Obama or his Democrat Party.”
Graham noted that President Obama refuses to recognize that the federal government is spending too much, and that the spending problem is worsening the debt to the tune of an additional trillion dollars per year.  With unemployment still at eight percent, almost 23 million Americans today are either unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work.
“The Republicans in our delegation have their work cut out for them as they fight for the taxpayers Obama is ignoring, and I’m confident that Senator McCain and Senator Flake, and Congressmen Franks, Gosar, Salmon and Schweikert will rally to defend the people of Arizona,” Graham added.
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