Congressman Scott Perry

Representing the 4th District of Pennsylvania
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Rep. Perry Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Feb 12, 2013
Press Release

“The American people demand action, not just words. We’ve heard this all before. President Obama gives a good speech and then fails to lead. The House has acted by passing budgets that save and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, while protecting young people and children by getting government spending under control. The House has acted by replacing President Obama’s sequestration with responsible spending reductions.

President Obama has failed to submit a budget on time in four of the past five years. The Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in four years. Neither has put forward a specific proposal to avert sequestration. They criticize Republican solutions for political purposes, yet other than the more than $650 billion in tax increases the President recently signed into law, they refuse to offer any specific solutions of their own. I’m willing to work with anyone to help end America’s trillion-dollar deficits, but all sides must come forward with credible proposals to help the economy and address the crushing debt burden we’re mounting for ourselves and for future generations.”