"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rep. Mike Pence: Obama Signals More Spending in State of the Union

Rep Mike Pence, R-IN, 01/26/11 Email:

Dear Fellow American,

In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama called on Americans to take control of our destiny and take responsibility for the deficit.

He outlined plans to increase American competitiveness through education, infrastructure and innovation. And he encouraged members of Congress to put their differences aside and work together to restore this country to prosperity and greatness.

So how does President Obama plan to achieve this transformation? More spending!

You and I both know that more spending and more borrowing is not the answer to get the economy moving. To hear the President call for more of the same stimulus spending that failed to turn our economy around for the last two years was very frustrating. That's why I hope you will stand with me as I call on our leaders to give the American people a new direction.

To see my response to the State of the Union follow this link to watch  last night's PBS interview.  (speech is also below)

/s/Mike Pence

Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said that while the president reflected on America's strengths in the 2011 State of the Union speech, Pence was disappointed that President Obama "appeared to commit to more spending" in his speech.

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