I was humbled and honored to give the Republican rebuttal last night after President Obama’s State of the Union address. Republicans have a bold vision – one that empowers the American people and doesn’t limit where you finish because of where you started.
Like you, I believe we shouldn’t spend more than we have. Republicans continue to prioritize important programs while cutting wasteful spending. Meanwhile, Obama and the Democrats continue to recklessly spend, raking in record levels of debt and deficits, and saddling you with $54,383 in debt. As a mom to three small children, I know how tough life has been for families in the Obama Economy. Our Republican policies aim to make life easier for you and your family. It shouldn’t be a struggle to put food on the table, gas in the car and money in savings.
Under Obama, gas prices have risen to $3.38 per gallon and the average family’s health insurance premiums have increased by $3,671. It’s not fair — and it’s not what Obama promised you. It’s unfair — and it’s frightening to think about what else is in store.
Last night, President Obama declared this year a year of action and has committed any and all means necessary to ram through his liberal agenda – including circumventing Congress. We need a strong Republican majority in Congress to keep Obama in check and to get our nation’s house in order.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Chair, House Republican Conference