Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union speech:
"Instead of strengthening the middle class through real economic growth, the President's plan relies on outdated tax and spend economics. The President already got a massive tax increase, but he still wants to tax more, spend more and rely on government growth instead of private sector innovation.
"Strengthening the spirit of America doesn't mean more bureaucracy. It means economic health and growth through small business, not big government. It means a country where people's hard work allows them to move up and achieve their dream. We are not a nation that government made -- we are a nation who's people make a good government. I will fight for the people who will be hurt most by President Obama's policies: the poor, middle class and hard working Americans who just want a good life for their families."