Dr. Bucshon Responds to SOTU
Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from southern Indiana, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Dr. Bucshon stated:
“I hoped the President would take tonight as an opportunity to offer real solutions that address the challenges we face as a nation. Families are struggling in the Obama economy, growth is stagnate, and confidence is at an all time low, yet we heard the same political rhetoric from behind the podium.
“The President called for action on jobs, yet his policies have led to the lowest labor force participation rate since the Carter administration, more Americans are living in poverty than when he took office, and nearly 8 million Americans are involuntarily employed part-time.
“Despite the President’s promises, healthcare costs are on the rise, patients are being dropped from their health plans, and many are losing access to their doctors. Young people are struggling to get on their feet and find a job after they graduate from college.
“The House is working to expand opportunity for all Americans so that they can build better lives. We’ve passed over 40 jobs bills that still sit in the Senate, including approval of the Keystone pipeline. We’ve offered healthcare reforms that reduce rising costs and put patients back in charge of their decisions because our goal is to provide quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans. And, we’ve worked to reform taxes so that everyone is on a level playing field.
“Instead of reaching across the aisle to work with us on these issues, the President spoke more about executive fiat and working around Congress. This is not what our founders intended and is an ineffective approach to leadership during divided government.”