My statement responding to the President's SOTU address:
"What we didn’t hear tonight was a President telling the truth about
the real state of the Union: that we are broke -- and that he and the
Congress are succeeding only in digging us deeper into a financial hole
that is, in reality, the single greatest threat to the nation’s
“Rather, we once again heard the tired argument that the
challenges we face can somehow best be met by more government that
costs more and taxes more. We’ve tried that. In fact, we’ve tried it
so hard and so long that we have a debt totaling more than $90,000 for
every worker in America.
“And while he spent an hour laying
out a mind-boggling list of things the government should do, from
‘investing’ in infrastructure, technology and energy to helping parents
pick the best college for their kids, he assured us his plans will not
increase the deficit by ‘a single dime’.
“That is absurd on its face, and could only be based on the same arithmetic that has given us a $16 Trillion debt.
“Once again, we witnessed a great political performance wrapped around
promises that shouldn’t be made in the first place, and that we
certainly cannot afford to keep.”