WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today released the following statement responding to the President’s State of the Union Address: (audio and video here)
“We heard more of the same from the President: more taxes, more spending, more bypassing the Congress to enact his agenda, and more big government.
After five years of these policies what do we have? We have Americans who have given up even looking for a job, businesses regulated to death and families burdened by Obamacare.
And now the President wants to double down and continue to push this agenda through executive order and regulation.
The only difference that I see now is that he is finally being upfront about it.
I will continue to fight these orders and regulations and thinly disguised attempts to redistribute hard working Kansans’ income.
Kansans want a different course. And they want accountability…not rhetoric.
They are disturbed by terrible failures like the Administration’s response to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. And they are insulted by the President’s refusal to set the record straight, as I have repeatedly requested. Our military and civilians who serve our nation in harm’s way have a right to know that mistakes like those made in Benghazi will never be tolerated again.
The president completely failed on that score.
To me, it’s clear the president put politics and personal agenda ahead of our economic well-being and security of Americans.”