Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thune: "Investment" is code-word for "spending"

John Thune previews Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech tonight.

"When the President talks in his speech about investment, the American people need to understand that translates into spending.

I hope that President Obama will heed the will of the American people as expressed on Election Day and make a commitment to work with Republicans to reduce federal spending and get our economy growing again.

The president needs to deliver a message that gives companies large and small the certainty they need so they can begin to create jobs without relying on additional federal spending or new government programs. In the end, it matters little what he says, but rather what he does after the speech."