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Garrett: President's Speech Heavy on Platitudes, Light on Substance


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) issued the following statement tonight after President Obama's joint address to Congress:

"Once again, President Obama dropped the ball by failing to show leadership. His so-called jobs speech was heavy on platitudes and rhetoric, but light on substance and specifics. The only thing President Obama succeeded in doing tonight was offering more of same failed economic policies of the last three years. With unemployment hovering at or above 9 percent for the last 29 months, it's clear President Obama's economic policies aren't working.

"It's time for the president to do away with the speeches and start working with House Republicans in a constructive manner to put Americans back to work. That includes balancing the budget and paying down our debt, removing unnecessary and duplicative regulations, streamlining our tax code, and rolling back ObamaCare. House Republicans have already passed more than a dozen bills to address these areas only to see them left to die on the vine in the Senate. If President Obama wants to bring down unemployment, he should tell Senator Reid to give them the attention they deserve."

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