Bruce Poliquin’s take on the State of the Union

January 29, 2014

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS BRUCE POLIQUIN RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

OAKLAND – 2nd District Republican Candidate for Congress Bruce Poliquin issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address last night:

“Five years into the most anemic economic recovery in eighty years, I was pleased to hear the President finally acknowledge that Maine people have been struggling. Middle class families did not benefit from his stimulus spending, and the poor and middle class have been left behind.

The President’s liberal big government policies have led Washington on a wasteful spending binge that has piled up an additional $5 trillion of debt with no plan to pay it off. This has raised taxes on American families and the companies that we depend on to increase employment. American jobs have faded away along with the ability of middle class families to get ahead and the working poor to start moving up the ladder of prosperity.

The President’s war on jobs has also included expensive and unnecessary job-killing regulations. The unfair, intrusive, and unaffordable Obamacare mess is frightening families and employers alike.

If we change course, the next forty years can be extraordinarily bright and promising for Maine and America. Those of us who have created jobs understand what needs to be done. Government at all levels must reduce the cost and complexity of investing in our economy to create more jobs. Expanding companies will hire more workers. Higher take-home pay, less government dependency and poverty, and more freedom will lead to better lives for all Maine people.”