Terry Response to the State of the Union


WASHINGTON – Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) tonight released the following statement after President Obama delivered his address on the State of the Union:

“The state of our Union cannot be strengthened with more spending, more taxation, and more regulation like what the President proposed. It can be strengthened through the resolve of leadership and by working together, but the President made abundantly clear tonight that he’d rather govern like a King rather than through the constitutional framework created by our founders.

“What the President didn’t say tonight is that dysfunctional Washington Democrats have become the party of no. The House has passed dozens of bills designed to lift America out of chronic unemployment. But Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid have said no to creating jobs, no to reigning in out-of-control Washington spending, no rolling back the President’s failed health care plan, and no to reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil.

“To strengthen our Union, we must have trust in the Executive Branch. We must be able to trust that the President will work with Congress and not govern by fiat.  Unfortunately, what I heard tonight was more of the same failed rhetoric from a President who believes he knows best on how to grow our economy despite the ingenuity of hard working Nebraskans.”

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