January 27th, 2010
10:48 PM ET
5 years ago

Scott Brown statement on State of the Union address

After the jump, read the full statement issued by Senator-elect Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:

“I was pleased to hear President Obama acknowledge that our economy must be a national priority and I applaud him for taking some important first steps. But putting America back to work requires bold action. Bold action means broad-based tax cuts for families and businesses to create jobs and not merely targeted tax relief. Bold action also means major reform and restructuring to actually cut spending and not just freeze it. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the political aisle on far-reaching new initiatives that will put our economy back on track and get our fiscal house in order.”

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Ernesto Barron

    I thought President Obama's speech was uplifting, sobering and pragmatic. I loved the way he castigated the Senate.

    Great job.

    Senator Brown, I applaud you for your level headed remarks both today and on the day after your victory. I wish you success.

    January 28, 2010 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  2. Mike

    I believe Scott Brown really is in tune with the people of his state. I actually wish he was the president. I see Obama's speech as just another attempt to get votes for his party. Just more of his "look at me" promises......it's shameful.

    January 28, 2010 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
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