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React to Obama's State of the Union: Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk

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below, from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill)....

January 27, 2010


DURBIN REACTION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.

"This evening, President Obama continued the conversation with the American people that he began in the wake of the Tucson tragedy. It was a message about our future and our need to work together, with respect, to meet our challenges."

"And I also hope that the good manners we saw in the Congressional audience tonight will continue when the session resumes tomorrow."

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below, from Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)....



Statement from Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) on State of the Union Address

"The Address reflected an important call for civility after the Arizona shootings. Senator Durbin and I sat together as patriots, not partisans.

The chief threat to our economy is runaway federal spending and debt. The American people elected a new Congress with a mandate to cut spending, reduce debt and keep taxes low. Unfortunately, I heard more ways to spend tax dollars than ways to cut the budget. Republicans should support the President's efforts to consolidate the federal government and his call for ending congressional earmarks.

Congress must soon answer the President's request to borrow more money. We should say no- unless legislation is coupled with new anti-spending reforms that would make any future additions to our debt increasingly impossible. I am also eager to join in the Administration's discussion towards a simplified tax code and ending regulations that hamper economic growth."

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2 Comments

Well there are many things on our senators plates.
Mayor Dailey's boon doggle with a 3.5 billion deal at ohare that no one is going to pay for except the tax payers and a promise from Obama that he will close Guantanamo.
Simply Amazing. Bunch of bumblers.
What the hell is going on.
Lets waist a lot of money to make Meags Field a bird santuary.
Bring on the Clowns


Gee Dick,
Maybe we can steal a few more four generation farms with estate taxes to pay for your pet projects like the O-Hare expansion. How many farms will it take to pay for 3.5 billion bucks. We gave our farm away to pay the estate taxes. Who is next?
Some day, when Americans can quit playing with their Blackberrys and other such devises, they will wake up and wonder what happen to all of the farms.
Dale Schultz

Bring on the clowns

Again I say, Bring on the clowns

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