President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Tuesday evening. Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement:
"Unfortunately, tonight we heard more soaring rhetoric from the President, but no real plan to fix our soaring debt and get Americans back to work. He spoke of a balanced plan and called for increasing taxes, again. He's already increased the tax burden on American families this year. It's time to address the true problem and work for real spending reform. Whether Democrat leaders are willing to admit it or not, we have a spending problem.
"I ran for Congress because I'm an optimist and a product of the American Dream. It is still my firm belief that our brightest days are ahead, but we will have to make some tough decisions. Republicans have passed budgets that get our fiscal house in order; we're still waiting to see that from the President and Senate Democrats."