Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rep. Morgan Griffith responds to state of the union address

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:

“Unfortunately, tonight’s speech was just more of the same. While President Obama talks a good game, three years of failed economic policies and government overreach say otherwise. The President has said repeatedly that we need to create more jobs and grow the economy. However, just last week, he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline permit, which would have created thousands of immediate American jobs. In addition,burdensome regulations are tying the hands of small business owners. When it comes to jobs, his record does not match his rhetoric. If President Obama is truly interested in creating an economy ‘built to last,’ he needs to support regulatory relief for job creators, invest in America’s abundant energy resources, and rein in government spending.

“Since taking office, I have learned that President Obama’s version of compromise means moving only toward his position. But that is not the way it is supposed to work. President Obama and the Democrats in Congress need to come to the center,instead of creating more gridlock in Washington. Hardworking American taxpayers deserve nothing less.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: National, Politics

Tags: , , ,


No Comments

Comments are not moderated. Notify any abuse at put ABUSE in the subject and the offensive post.

Leave a Reply