Rep. Gosar Reacts to SOTU: Same Big Government Song and Dance, Different Year

Jan 21, 2015

For Immediate Release
Date: January 20, 2015


Contact: Steven D. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Obama’s sixth State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:

“Despite being responsible for the slowest recovery since the great depression, the president has made it clear that he intends to double down on his tax and spend policies that continue to grow Washington D.C. while crippling our economy. The experiment of big government is over. The American people aren’t fooled anymore. That is why they voted overwhelmingly for a new direction last November. We need a president that is for Main Street, not for big government.

“The solutions to our biggest problems aren’t going to come from Washington bureaucrats but rather from hardworking Americans on the front lines of our economy. It is time that we eliminate burdensome regulations and reduce tax rates so that our job creators and small businesses have the ability to empower themselves. That is why I have made it my priority to listen to my constituents and ask them ‘where does it hurt?’ and ‘how can I help?’

“The president’s ‘my way or the highway’ attitude is preventing him from understanding the real problems our country faces. I urge him to put down his veto pen as well as the campaign rhetoric and join House Republicans in advancing common sense solutions that empower all Americans. Our country cannot afford to be governed by ideological executive overreach any longer.”