East Cobb State of the Union Reaction
Local elected Republican officials take issue with President Obama's address. What do you think?
After President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, prominent elected officials representing East Cobb issued sharp responses to the speech.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell), whose 6th District includes East Cobb and who is chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, said the president refused to admit "that the policies of the past three years have delivered an underwhelming record of economic growth and job creation, and show an interest in changing direction and uniting, not dividing the nation."
East Cobb resident and Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson struck a similar tone: "Real ‘fairness’ would be government doing what American families have had to do: sit around the kitchen table, prioritize spending, get their spending in line and not borrow too much money.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented East Cobb and who is surging in his presidential campaign after winning the South Carolina primary, repeated a theme of his recent stump speeches: "Bigger government and higher taxes will instead lead to more people on food stamps, a situation which the President and his party defend as a fair outcome."
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