Republican lawmakers respond to President Obama’s final State of the Union address

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Following President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, several lawmakers responded.

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel said the president “spent much of his speech avoiding…pressing national security issues.” McDaniel also said, “This kind of rhetoric is common from the President, but it again lacks the kind of realistic proposals and solutions Americans and Michiganders deserve. The absence of specific policy ideas from tonight’s speech does nothing to make our economy work for everyone or protect our national interests. We need strong leadership fro the White House, and tonight’s speech showed we won’t be seeing that as long as it’s occupied by a Democrat.”

Republican Congressman John Moolenaar said “Americans believe our country is on the wrong track. They are worried about their paychecks, their families and our nation’s security. They want Washington to cut red tape and spend less money but they did not hear that from the president tonight. Instead they heard him talk about his personal legacy and maintaining the status quo.”

He went on to say, “Michigan workers, farmers and small business owners deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. I am working for Michigan residents to rein in government, control spending and jumpstart our economy.”

Congressman Mike Bishop said the president isn’t concerned about helping families. “The president’s address made it clear he is more concerned about legacy-building than helping our families get ahead. Today, we face more division, more national security concerns, and more burdensome programs holding us back than before he took office – and it’s clear it will be up to this Republican Congress to get our nation back on track.”

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