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Blackburn Statement on President Obama's Visit to Tennessee


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement today in advance of President Obama's economic speech in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

"There's one thing the American people know about President Obama -- he's pretty good at delivering campaign speeches. Unfortunately, his actions don't match his rhetoric. People in Tennessee don't want a "grand bargain'; they want a plan to create jobs that cuts taxes, regulation, and litigation. Get the government out of the way.

"People need to look no further than the President's health care law to see the negative impact his failed policies are having on the middle class. That is why I have introduced H.R. 2809 to delay Obamacare for one year. As we continue our fight to fully repeal the law, this legislation is a necessary step to ensure we defund Obamacare in order to protect small businesses and the hard-working taxpayers from its harmful effects.

"Since President Obama has chosen to speak about jobs growth in Tennessee, where we are a right-to-work state, it is my hope that he will be all ears today and can learn something from our successes. The private sector creates jobs, not the government. Maybe while he is visiting Amazon the President can pick up an economics textbook.

"If the President is truly serious about creating jobs he'll get off the campaign trail and sit down with leaders in Congress to find real solutions to create jobs and get our economy back on track."

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