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Congressman Runyan's Response to the State of the Union Address


Location: Washington, DC

"The only surefire way to fix our economy and create jobs is to cut taxes, reduce spending and shrink the size of government. That's what voters demanded last November and that's what we need to focus on. While I agree with President Obama's call for bipartisan cooperation and applaud his desire to build a better future for our children, I don't think he went far enough when it comes to demanding that we live within our means as a government. In fact, his proposed freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years merely locks in the astounding spending levels of the last several years, which the American people soundly rejected in November. We can do better, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do just that over the next two years."

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