Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) issued the following statement tonight after the President's State Of The Union address.
"President Obama, House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid must remember President Abraham Lincoln's saying that our government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. They have chosen to ignore the will of the American people on issue after issue - especially on the issue of healthcare."
"The fact of the matter is that smaller government, and less government interference will help our nation and the problems that we face now. It is time that this president and liberal Congress supported policies that trusts the judgment and ingenuity of the American people."
"I am pleased that the President wants to address the nation's unemployment problems and the hurting middle class families, but he must realize that this can only be done by restoring fiscal discipline to Washington. A 10% unemployment rate is proof that runaway federal spending, trillion-dollar deficits, borrowing, bailouts and big government schemes in energy and health care just doesn't work."
"The minimal three year spending freeze that the President has proposed is a start in the right direction, but it is just that, a start. We must abandon big-government policies and pass a budget that reduces spending and reduces taxes on the American people."