AFP President Tim Phillips Reacts to Obama SOTU Excerpt
Obama’s Promise Won’t Cut It
Arlington, VA- Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, responded to excerpts of President Obama’s State of the Union Address in which the President vowed that “nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime.”
“Much has changed in the last four years; the President has apparently abandoned his original promise of cutting the deficit in half, and is now promising to not raise the deficit. This is hardly reassuring given the past four years of trillion dollar deficits, and certainly doesn’t even hint at actually reducing runaway government spending,” said AFP President Tim Phillips.
“If we ever hope to get the economy going again, we need serious spending cuts to end these job-killing deficits. Promises to not make the problem worse just aren’t going to cut it.”