Tuesday night President Barack Obama gave his annual State of The Union Address, but some republicans are saying he missed the boat. In a press release, Northern California Congressman Doug LaMalfa states, “The President missed an opportunity to set the tone for this new Congress to start working together across party lines to advance meaningful reforms and the solutions our country so desperately needs. The Congressman goes on to say, “Instead, we heard the same empty rhetoric that appeals exclusively to one side of the aisle to advance the exact agenda Americans voted against last November: more spending, more taxes, and more government control.”
LaMalfa addressed the House of Representatives yesterday.
LaMalfa uses the President’s proposal to make college more affordable as an example of a contradiction in policies.
The Congressman says, “In one breath the President speaks of making college more affordable for average Americans, yet in the next he announces new taxes on the savings middle income families have set aside pay for college.”
Congressman LaMalfa closed his comments to the House saying it’s time to get the country back on track and focused on jobs creation.