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Kind: Smart Investments and Fiscal Responsibility Key to Growth and Competitiveness


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind today made the following statement regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address.

"The President laid out a clear path tonight -- one that makes smart investments in a growing America, takes a hard look at important cuts, and most importantly, fosters job growth in an improving economy.

"I couldn't agree with the President more, we need a smarter government that maintains support for education, worker training, manufacturing and infrastructure so that we can ensure our economy is built to last and can compete in a global economy. But we have to do so in a way that's fiscally responsible. And that means eliminating wasteful spending and finding ways to raise revenue at the same time.

"It's time to go big and make the cuts necessary to keep our economy on track and get our fiscal house in order. It's time to put the politics aside and come together to make sure our government works for the families of Wisconsin and this great country."

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