Missouri Republican Party Chairman Ed Martin responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:
“Today marks the 1,386th day since Democrats passed a budget—and during that time, our nation has racked up $5.3 trillion more in debt. Tonight was the perfect opportunity for President Obama to outline realistic solutions to our fiscal problems, but instead, he focused solely on increasing the size of federal government. In fact, his speech did not include a single specific government program that the President proposes to cut.
“It’s not surprising that Obama would bury his head in the sand. In fact, several of his allies, including Nancy Pelosi, have recently argued that we don’t have a spending problem at all. That attitude is further evidence that Washington is broken, and it shows yet again why it is so important that we have strong leaders—leaders such as Jason Smith—who are willing to stand up against the Democrats’ extreme liberal agenda.”