Responding to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-Mount Kisco, said the public wants answers — not more government.
The first-term congresswoman praised the president’s emphasis on job creation, but criticized Obama’s approving billions in stimulus dollars and other investments that she said haven’t reduced unemployment.
“American public is tired of hearing that bigger government, more spending, and higher taxes – even when you call it investment – is the best way to create jobs and foster economic growth,” Hayworth said in a statement. “In last year’s address the President claimed that job creation was his ‘number one focus,’ yet unemployment remains stagnant at over nine percent. Unprecedented spending and high taxes are draining job-creating resources from the economy. Americans aren’t looking for more promises from the federal government, they’re looking for jobs.”
“It’s time for a different approach. The new majority in Congress has shown we are serious about cutting spending, reducing taxes, removing burdensome regulations, and empowering small businesses– the real engine that drives our economy – to create jobs and spur growth. Now it is up to American people to hold the President and the Senate accountable and ensure they work with the House of Representatives to achieve these goals.”