Newly-elected Republican Congressman Bob Turner apparently didn’t like President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night. I guess he didn’t hear the part where he told Congress to work together and all that jazz. Here’s what he had to say:
“Tonight’s State of the Union speech was more rhetoric than realistic policy. The loss of the Keystone Pipeline project, the implementation of job killing regulations and the President’s healthcare plan have left our economy stagnant and Americans uncertain. Instead of addressing these issues, President Obama plans to add more regulations, red tape and complicated tax policy into his plan increasing our country’s economic uncertainty. In order to realize long term, sustainable growth, we must create certainty and confidence in order for our businesses to create jobs and grow.
“The President’s speech about our country’s future glossed over the greatest threat to our nation- a nuclear Iran. Our foreign policy cannot be based on appeasement or discussions with brutal dictators. President Obama absolutely must show the American people and our allies that he is willing to use all resources available to ensure Iran is never able to develop nuclear weapons. From tougher sanctions to military force, all options must be on the table.
“The President has spoken many times in the past about the importance of economic recovery and national security. Yet, the American people and our allies find themselves left with a sense of growing uncertainty. This is not the time for a victory lap. This year, the President’s actions must speak louder than his words.”
What did you think of the president’s remarks last night?