Miller Statement on 2014 State of the Union Address

Jan 28, 2014

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address.  Joining as Miller’s guest to the State of the Union was Michigan State Senator Phil Pavlov (District 25).

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller: “While I disagree with many of the policy ideas that President Obama put forward tonight, I do agree with him that we need to work together to get our economy growing and create much needed new jobs here at home.  Action speaks much louder than words so it is my hope that his commitment to cooperate with Congress will extend beyond tonight’s speech, that the President will truly work with us to enact ideas that we can agree on and move forward to foster economic growth.  We should start with pro-growth tax reform, expanding opportunities in the energy sector, helping to train workers to compete in the global economy and putting in place real regulatory reform that gets the federal government out of the way of those seeking to grow their businesses create jobs. 

“I was pleased that the President noted that we will soon be bringing our troops home from Afghanistan.  Our troops have performed brilliantly and have helped to make America more secure.  They have also given the people of Afghanistan the opportunity to seize their own freedom and now it is time for the Afghans to do so.  I believe the mission of our troops in that nation is near complete and it is time to bring them home.”

MI State Senator Phil Pavlov: “The President keeps trying to sell more big government solutions, but states like Michigan have already rejected those and are coming up with their own creative ideas. Michigan is out ahead of many of the President’s proposals, like simplifying the tax code and matching jobs with available talent.  The innovation in this country is taking place in the states, not by the hand of big government.”

U.S. Representative Candice Miller and MI State Senator Phil Pavlov