Illinois GOP statement on Obama speech

Illinois GOP statement on Obama speech

From the Illinois Republicans in Congress:

Washington, DC – Today, the Illinois House GOP Delegation issued a joint statement following President Obama’s economic speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Il. The members of the delegation include: Congressmen Peter Roskam (IL-6), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), John Shimkus (IL-15), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), and Aaron Schock (IL-18).

“Today, President Obama made his 19th pivot back to what has always been most important to Americans, jobs and the economy.  With its 9.2% unemployment rate, full-blown budget crisis and sky-high taxes, our shared home state of Illinois is an example of government making all the wrong economic choices.  However, no amount of presidential pivots and speechmaking will change the fact that too many Illinoisans are out of work. It doesn’t have to be this way. 

“House Republicans have never strayed from our focus on creating jobs and strengthening our economy. We are developing a tax reform package for individuals and businesses that would increase American competiveness in the global economy. We have passed a jobs and skills training package, approved the Keystone XL Pipeline, acted to protect families and individuals from a costly healthcare law and put forth a plan to permanently fix our student loan crisis. These proposals would immediately and demonstrably boost the economy, and set the foundation for long-term growth.  We agree with the president, too many Americans are struggling in today’s economy, and we stand ready to work toward real, bipartisan solutions, not listen to another stump speech.”

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Lance Dixon wrote on July 25, 2013 at 1:07 am

Why don't you vote to repeal Obamacare for the 38th time you miserable excuse for a Congress (I'm talking to you Davis). If you passed a jobs bill like our president implored you to do then our unemployment rate wouldn't be this bad. Governing means compromise, especially after your party loses a presidential election, is the minority in the Senate, AND loses seats in the House. 

Republicans must go. I'll be glad to see our district turn Democrat next year when Callis wins the election.