Following President Obama's State of the Union Address this evening, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) released the following statement:
"President Obama finally got the message- stop spending! But he's a day late and a dollar short. Freezing non-security discretionary funding now will freeze it at the highest funding levels we've ever seen. This "freeze" only applies to 12% of the budget, disregards massive new spending programs enacted in the last year and ignores mandatory funding, which is where most of the changes need to be made. The President spent more money in his first year in office than any other president in history, and simply stopping now does absolutely nothing to lower the amount of national debt that gets passed to you and me, our children and our grandchildren in the form of increased and new taxes.
"We've maxed out our debt limit, scared off our creditors and burdened future generations with unnecessary debt. And the President has yet to come clean on jobs numbers, utilize our entire energy resources, or lower the cost of health care in this country.
"The bottom line is that we cannot borrow, spend and bail our way back to a growing economy."