U.S. Rep. Ron Kind made the following statement following the President's joint address to Congress.
"There is no question that we must come together do everything that we can to create the good paying jobs America needs right now and get our economy moving again. We cannot afford to play partisan games while families across Wisconsin struggle to make ends meet.
"Our struggling economy is the biggest contributor to rising budget deficits. It is important that we create an environment for job growth by making smart investments that will help our economy grow and compete. The President's plan includes some good ideas to get us moving in the right direction. We need to update our nation's aging infrastructure, focus on supporting job training, education and innovation, invest in our manufacturing sector, and provide tax relief to small businesses to help them grow and hire again - future generations and our economic competitiveness depend on it."