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Upton Responds to State of the Union Address

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Washington, DC, Feb 12, 2013 | comments
Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) issued the following statement Tuesday evening following President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“Our nation continues to face enormous challenges; time is short and it is critical we work together to address them.  Jobs and the economy must remain our focus as we work to provide relief for middle class families and small businesses here in Michigan and across the country.  By all accounts, they have been hit most directly in our economic downturn.  That is why we desperately need policies that support the creation of good-paying jobs, not endanger them; promote economic competitiveness and innovation, not stifle them. 

“Further, we owe it to our children and grandchildren to get our nation back on track to a balanced budget.  It is time for a renewed era of fiscal responsibility that breaks from the historic deficits of years past.  We addressed the revenue side of the equation in January, now we need to take a sober look at where savings can be made and how government can operate more efficiently. 

“I was heartened by the President’s repeated call to work beyond party lines on the many pressing issues before us.  Meeting these challenges will not be easy, but it is necessary for the future prosperity of our nation.”
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