image description U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON | Serving South Carolina’s Second District

Press Release

Wilson Responds to the State of the Union Address

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Washington, Jan 24, 2012 | Caroline Delleney (202-225-2452) | comments

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address:

“Despite the President’s failed stimulus, for the past thirty-five months, our nation’s unemployment rate has remained above eight percent.  With over thirteen million Americans searching for employment and a national debt totaling more than fifteen trillion dollars, I had hoped the President would highlight sound ideas to promote job creation and allow for private sector growth during his speech this evening.

“Instead of focusing on ways to stop Washington’s out of control spending and create jobs, the President plans to impose higher taxes on hardworking Americans, threatening more of our nation’s jobs.  The President’s decision to delay the Keystone Pipeline, a shovel-ready project that will add 120,000 jobs to our economy without costing taxpayers a single dime, threatens jobs in Lexington at Michelin Automotive and in Aiken at MTU Detroit Diesel. 

“House Republicans have sent more than thirty bipartisan bills to the Senate, where twenty-seven of them are awaiting action.  It is my hope that the President and the liberal Senate will echo the initiatives of House Republicans and find ways to work together to help restore the American people’s faith in government by putting American families back to work.

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