Greg Walden: More jobs, less debt (State of the Union 2013)
February 13, 2013
"In over forty town hall meetings in just over a year, I've heard from hardworking taxpayers throughout Oregon that they want good jobs that pay the bills, that they are concerned that health insurance premiums are going up, not down, and they are very concerned about the government borrowing and spending so much.
"I'm disappointed that the President tonight didn't do more to extend an olive branch to work with Congress to solve the country's problems. Instead, he doubled down on his agenda from the past four years: more spending, more debt, higher taxes, and a bigger federal government more involved in our lives than ever before. This approach has not produced a strong economy or the kind of family-wage jobs that Americans need and deserve. The federal government must stop throwing up barriers to job creation and learn to live within a budget."