Chairman Frank Donatelli Responds to State of the Union Address: President Obama still doesn’t get it

Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2013) – GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli shared the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“President Obama still doesn’t get it.

“Despite his talking points, our deficit has not been cut in half, it is spinning out of control. And despite the president’s eagerness to blame Congress for the upcoming sequester, it was his own ‘bad idea.’ Furthermore, the tax increases he fought for and won will not reduce the deficit either.

“The bottom line: There can be no serious solution to deficit reduction and job creation without a relentless focus on economic growth.

“The agenda President Obama outlined – more spending, more programs and more taxes from the ‘wealthy’ – is not a recipe for economic growth, but government growth, and four more years of economic pain.”