Thursday, January 28, 2010

John McCain's common sense response to the 2010 State of the Union Address

John McCain's common sense response to the 2010 State of the Union Address.

This man should have been president, he was robbed!

As you know, the president and I have very differing visions for the future of the country.

I know that the staggering amount of money being spent in Washington is a large concern for many Americans, and I share those concerns.

We simply cannot continue down this path of reckless spending.

Citizens continue to voice their sincere and deeply felt concerns and anger at the Democrats out of control spending and their push for government run health care.

The president and the democrats in congress have legislated a fiscally irresponsible big spending agenda that's out of touch with the needs of main stream America. Heath care accounts for trillions of dollars.

Each bill that comes across president Obama's desk is laden with pork and kickbacks for special interests, while the interests of average Americans are left behind.

I will support the presidents plan for a spending freeze, only if he promises to veto pork.

Democrat's can't say on one hand, they want to freeze spending, while on the other hand, pass a second stimulus bill. The math just doesn't add up. It's political rhetoric.

I proposed a real spending cut, legislation to freeze non-defense non-discretionary spending until deficits are eliminated. I will oppose a new second stimulus spending boondoggle.

Democrats will be well served to remember that average citizens have been cutting their household expenses for a year while watching congressional democrats spend money wildly.

Just this week Senate Democrats proposed legislation to raise our country's debt limit by 1.9 Trillion Dollars, drafted in rooms far from the kitchen tables of Americans.

Congress needs to show fiscal sanity, and should begin by cutting taxes and giving more tax incentives to small business which in turn would help stimulate our economy and create more jobs.

I look forward to working with my friend Scott Brown, senator elect from Massachusetts. The voters of Massachusetts have confirmed what we have been saying for a long time, the American people want change in Washington and an end to big government solutions to problems like heath care.

We need all parties to sit down and begin a constructive dialog that brings together all parties, to act on problems like real medical malpractice lawsuit reforms.

I'm confident that America's best days are ahead of us. Where we agree, I will work with president Obama, and will never hesitate to stand up for what is right.


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