Feb. 13, 2013. Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“As redundant as the movie ‘Groundhog Day,’ President Obama’s State of the Union address echoed the same empty rhetoric of the past four years. Since taking office, the president has made a litany of failed promises to Americans. His trillion-dollar stimulus never revived our sluggish economy and despite his promise to cut the deficit in half, he has overseen four straight years of trillion-dollar deficits. Those aren’t the only promises the president has failed to keep, Americans are still waiting for energy independence, reduced regulations and a health care law that actually lowers premiums.
“With a $16.4 trillion debt and unemployment expected to hover around eight percent over the next year, Americans need more than rhetoric from the president. We cannot afford to keep reliving the same failed promises of the past.”