Toomey Statement on State of the Union

Member Group : U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Contact: E.R. Anderson 202-224-8609

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after the President’s State of the Union Address:

"I believe our country faces two big threats, one is from our own economy that is growing too slowly. The other is the Islamic terrorist threat to our nation, our citizens, and our allies. I am disappointed President Obama didn’t speak forcefully to these issues. In fact, regarding the economy, the list of new tax-and-spend proposals is exactly the wrong way to go.
"If the President is serious about tax reform, I would be happy to work with him on fixing the horrendously complicated and unfair tax code. I am not interested in a wild-eyed, huge, tax-and-spend program.

"Cyber security is another area where the President and I could find common ground and that is in dire need of being strengthened to protect both our national security and economic wellbeing.

"I am willing to work with the President if he decides he wants to join us in tackling one or more of the great fiscal, economic, and moral challenges of our time. That’s what the American people want."

Elizabeth "E.R." Anderson
Communications Director
U.S Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510