Washington D.C. – Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech:
“Last year, the President’s number one priority in the State of the Union was jobs, and this year he is still talking about jobs. But his call for more ‘investment’ is nothing more than more government stimulus. We don’t need to be spending more money on high-speed rail that goes from somewhere to nowhere. If we’ve learned anything over the last two years, it is that we cannot spend our way to prosperity – we’ve got to stop out of control spending and reduce government barriers to job creation.
“In the first few weeks of the new Congress, House Republicans have taken major strides to cut spending by voting to repeal the President’s unconstitutional healthcare mandate, slicing our own budgets by 5 percent and rolling back government funding to 2008 levels for non-defense spending, which was before the expensive and unsuccessful taxpayer funded bailouts and stimulus programs were put into place.”