Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), release the following statement after the president delivered his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress this evening:
"With the conclusion of the 2012 election and the start of a new Congress, the president had an opportunity this evening to bridge the gap between elected officials in Washington. I was hopeful that he would present a bipartisan plan for putting Americans back to work, eliminating our massive budget deficit, and averting the devastating sequestration cuts to our national security. Tonight I was disappointed to hear more partisan rhetoric from the president. What should have been an address to finding common ground, instead turned to divisiveness. Despite this, the work of the people must be done. I urge the president to come to the table and help Congress solve the problems confronting all Americans. It is what the people expect us to do."