Roskam on Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Jan 25, 2011
Press Release


Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement after President Obama's State of the Union tonight:

"I thank President Obama for coming to Congress to deliver the State of the Union Address tonight. His speech was well delivered with strong rhetoric, but we've heard this speech many times before, and seen that rhetoric and action often differ dramatically.

"I fear that President Obama is not listening to Americans' clear warnings, because 'invest' and 'freeze' actually means 'more government spending' and 'locking in a Pelosi-level budget.' We saw those job-destroying policies in action over the last two years, and in turn, the American people voted for a drastically different direction this past November.

"House Republicans are focused on making this a cut-and-grow Congress – cutting spending and regulations to grow private sector jobs. The American people know that is the only way we're going to meaningfully create jobs, reduce government spending, and tackle our massive national debt. Our economy is beginning to show signs of economic recovery thanks to Republicans standing strong against massive tax increases this past December. I urge President Obama to heed the call of Americans and work with Republicans on real spending cuts and private sector job growth for the future of our economy."