Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Perlmutter Reaction to State of the Union

Washington, DC – Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement in reaction to the President’s State of the Union address:

“We have been through a tough few years, but I know – and the President knows –the entrepreneurial spirit of the hardworking people in this country will lead to great innovation and creativity and towards a prosperous, stable and secure future. I hope to see Congress work together to make sure we have a stable environment for our small businesses and individuals to expand job opportunities, hire new workers and be competitive leaders in the world.

We cannot continue down a path of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries – we must act responsibly to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, ensure American companies hire American workers and build things again – here. And we must make sure people in this country have the opportunity to learn new things to get new jobs if they want to. We must also make sure we are encouraging the growth of our manufacturing industry here in the U.S. If we make it in America – we will make it in America.

To keep our economy moving forward, we must look across the board at how to responsibly pay our debt while making the necessary investments in our transportation and energy infrastructure here in our country. I will work to make sure we are smarter and more efficient in our use of energy, and I know this is something both Republicans and Democrats will support. It will allow us to transform the way we power our country and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Quite simply – this is good for jobs, good for national security and good for the environment.

I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in the House and Senate toward a strong, stable and secure future for the hardworking people in the 7th CD of Colorado, and throughout this country.”