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Congresswoman Hartzler Votes for Fiscal Responsibility as President Obama Calls for More Spending

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A tale of two directions in which to take our country. On the same day Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) voted for a resolution to reduce non-security spending to Fiscal Year 2008 levels or less President Obama used his State of the Union Address to call for additional spending.

"It's a stark contrast," said Hartzler. "We are trying to roll back government funding to the days before the unsuccessful taxpayer-funded bailouts and wasteful stimulus programs while President Obama lays the groundwork for the continuation of the liberal spending spree. He has made his case for more "investments,' which is code for more "borrowing and spending.'"

"We did hear the President finally start talking about job creation," continued Hartzler. "What is not clear is if he has any plans to put forward solid ideas that will deliver for Americans. His words might sound appealing but his deeds fall short of promises. As our Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling says, "I like 80 percent of what President Obama says, but I dislike 80 percent of what he actually does.' Over the last two years he has put forth proposal after proposal to destroy jobs from ObamaCare to Cap and Tax to government regulations run amok. Citizens of the 4thDistrict want action on job creation -- not empty rhetoric. President Obama gives a great speech but needs to embrace the Republicans' solid, pro-business policies to put Americans back to work."

"The policies of the President and Congressional liberals have failed," added Hartzler. "Our debt has climbed to its highest level in U.S. history as unemployment levels remain at historic highs. More of the same liberal spending is not the solution to our problems. It is time to say "no' to more binge spending, "yes' to fiscal responsibility, and "yes' to American jobs."


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