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Congressman Boehner on the State of the Union & Republican Address to the Nation

Jan 25, 2011

- Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement following the State of the Union and the Republican Address to the Nation:

We were honored to receive President Obama in the people’s House tonight for his State of the Union address.  I appreciate the fact that the president recognizes the need to reach out and work together whenever possible. 

“As I’ve stated in the past, when the president is willing to work with us on the people’s priorities, we’ll be ready to work with him.  Unfortunately, even as he talked about the need for fiscal discipline, President Obama called for more ‘stimulus’ spending without making a commitment to the cuts and reforms the American people are demanding.  Adding to our debt and pushing us closer to bankruptcy for the sake of more ‘stimulus’ spending will not make our nation more competitive.  A partial freeze is inadequate at a time when we’re borrowing 41 cents of every dollar we spend, and the Administration is begging for another increase in the debt limit.  Rather than lock in the job-crushing spending binge of the last two years, we are working to carry out our pledge to cut spending to pre-‘stimulus,’ pre-bailout levels and impose real spending caps.  The people sent us here to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. 

“In the Republican Address, Paul Ryan did an excellent job of defining the size and scope of our fiscal challenges.  It was exactly the kind of straightforwardness the people are expecting from us right now.  He offered the American people a positive vision of how a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government can promote private sector job creation and lasting prosperity.”


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