WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2011) — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt issued the following statement after President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction address this afternoon:
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt
“Once again today, President Obama delivered another speech that was good on rhetoric, but short on details. And for the families and job creators who are struggling to make ends meet, the President’s plan to raise taxes is simply the wrong approach.
“This plan puts us exactly where we were two years ago today. Small business owners still don't know what tax structure they'll face in the very near future, which is creating greater uncertainty for the future of our economy.
“I believe we’re facing an historic crossroads in our nation’s long-term financial health. Voters sent a clear message last fall that they expect us to make the tough choices to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending, and they expect us to do it now.
“Unfortunately, President Obama’s plan, as he said during the campaign, ‘spread the wealth’ would punish the very small businesses that fuel our economy. Washington has to do better. The President needs to lead. We need to do the right things, and do them now.”
CLICK HERE to download audio/video of Blunt’s response.
CLICK HERE to watch Blunt’s interview last evening with Fox Business News’ Eric Bolling regarding President Obama’s deficit speech.
CLICK HERE to watch Blunt’s interview today with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum regarding the budget and President Obama’s deficit speech.
CLICK HERE to watch Blunt’s remarks today on the U.S. Senate floor regarding out-of-control government spending and the nation’s skyrocketing debt.
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