Chuck Fleischmann Responds to State of the Union

January 25, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann issued the following statement in response to the State of the Union address by President Obama.

“I applaud the President’s tone throughout his speech tonight, and his praise for the critical energy mission that is ongoing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Unfortunately, most of his speech was much of the same rhetoric and failed promises we have heard before. It is easy for the President to now talk about implementing a spending freeze when he has increased spending in such dramatic ways during his first two years in office. We need to cut spending, and return to previous spending levels in order to begin to reduce our deficit. Today I was proud to join with the majority of my colleagues in voting for H.Res. 38 to instruct committees to return to Fiscal Year 2008 spending levels,” Fleischmann said.

“We have heard the President, and his fellow Democrats, talk about creating jobs since 2008, but the fact is they have failed to produce on their promise, while still increasing federal spending. We must create a friendly environment for American businesses to return to doing what they do best – growing our economy and creating jobs. We started that process last week by repealing ObamaCare, which was a jobs-crushing government takeover of our health care system.

“I look forward to working with members from both parties as we work to do what the American people sent us here to do in November, which was to get government out of the way and let Americans get back to work and grow their businesses.”