Simpson Responds to SOTU

Posted on 01/23/15 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after the President State of the Union Address.

The President has put forward his vision for our nation, now it’s time for a Republican Congress to do the same. The President wants to increase taxes on investments and earnings, while Republicans want to empower the middle class by reforming our outdated tax code – making it fairer, simpler, and more conducive to economic growth.  The President wants to increase regulations and drive up the cost of energy, while Republicans want to build the Keystone XL Pipeline and sustain our move toward true energy independence.  The President wants to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at a litany of new federal programs, while Republicans want to continue progress on reducing the deficit and creating new jobs. The President touts his “free” federal programs, while Republicans know that “free” federal help places an additional strain on America’s already overburdened taxpayers. I look forward to the coming debate on the critical issues facing our nation and to a Republican agenda that puts the priorities of American families ahead of failed policies of the past.