Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:
"Tonight, the President's speech included a lot of platitudes and proposals for lots of new programs that cost money. The President cannot pay for these new programs without new taxes on the middle class, or significant spending cuts. President Obama has said he wants neither significant spending cuts or new taxes on the middle class. It will be interesting to see his actual proposals."