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Congressman Stephen Fincher

Representing the 8th District of TENNESSEE

Fincher Reaction to State of the Union Speech

Feb 13, 2013
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 February 12, 2013

Contact: Jennifer Cook

Phone: 202-225-4714

                      Fincher Reaction to State of the Union Speech

President Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

Fincher said, “The time is now to fix our economy and create job opportunities. I was disappointed that now that the campaign is over, President Obama has made it abundantly clear that he has all but given up on reducing spending. I had high hopes that he would follow through on his campaign promises to lower the national debt. Instead it seems he continues to press forth massive government spending. Currently, 42 cents of every tax dollar is used to service our national debt.” 

Fincher continued, “The President already has raised taxes, and now he again wants to raise taxes. We all know raising taxes is counter-productive in growing an economy. It time for the President to come through and outline a specific plan to cut spending and reform programs to get our economy moving in the right direction.”