“I applaud the President for giving another fine speech and encouraging optimism for our country. While his words were characteristically lofty, I am always more interested in seeing how he and his Administration follow them up with action. This is not the first time we’ve heard talk about job creation, fostering a healthy environment for businesses and economic growth, or a tribute to trade and agriculture. What we need now is real action and real solutions.”
“The President alluded repeatedly to investing, implying the expenditure of more tax dollars. As our debt continues to swell, as our economy continues to stagnate, as tens of millions of Americans continue to search for jobs, and after trillions of tax dollars have already been squandered in the name of “investment,” I cannot express how disappointing it is to hear the President’s intention to continue on this unsustainable course.
“Nebraskans tuned in tonight hoping to hear of a more responsible government. They want a government that gets out of the way of job creation and economic growth rather than inhibit it. Continuing to spend money we don’t have only digs us into a deeper hole.
“The President also issued a call tonight for greater bipartisanship and a more cordial political environment. With that I could not agree more. Nebraskans have long been accustomed to respectful politics and I appreciate the call for that in Washington. Our country faces no problem we can’t solve together, and I look forward to working toward those solutions in the future.”