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. Carole

    From a moron who posed nude and said he is a History Buff and went to the Museum of Natural History in DC alot? CNN come on!!!!!!!

    Is this dufus your new McCain? GEEZZZZZZZZZ

    January 27, 2010 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  2. Citizen

    And how exactly can we afford Brown's proposed broad based tax cuts?

    January 27, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. Beverly in NC

    Brown is another idiot Republican who will NOT be re-elected come 2012. MASS. residents are already very sorry they elected this nitwit to be another lying obstructionist.

    Goodbye GOP if this is someone you are excited about!

    January 27, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  4. Bryan

    Nobody cares Brown. Your ideas will only bring us back to where we came from. Cutting spending and raising tazes on the middle class is not the answer. God I can't wait to vote him out in 2012.

    January 27, 2010 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  5. Sam

    Your tax cuts DID NOT work.

    January 27, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  6. Albert K. L.A., CA

    Yea, yea, yea, have a nice vacation in Hawaii. We will be here when you all get back.

    January 27, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  7. Yay

    A pragmatic and sensible response from Scott compared to that of Michael Steel who sounds like the beast of partisan politics, vindictive and not offering a sigle postive statement on shared common purpose. Michael Stell needs to be reminded that it is easy to be a critic than be responsible and take leadership action

    Yes scott; be smart and continue to be part of the bipartisan efforts . remember that you got a seat in state that had voted for a democrat for quite a while and the tide can quickly change again.

    January 27, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  8. Luke

    ummmm.....thats enough from you Brown

    January 27, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  9. isaac

    Somone with common sense

    January 27, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Sounds like the most common sense response from a republican I've heard tonight besides for the targeted tax relief part. The rich has had their tax break, now the middle class need ours!!!

    January 27, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  11. sharp

    this guy is sharp, unlike the rhetoric from others this man understands what needs to be done to create jobs, seems like all obama wants to do is limit the tax cuts to certain income levels. well these levels do not produce jobs, you have to give the small and medium sized businesses tax breaks as well so they have the money to expand, not saddle them with mandatory healthcare laws and time off laws, obama and congress need a lesson in economics 101.

    January 27, 2010 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  12. Peter Kuhn

    T minus 3 years until your out of here.

    January 27, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  13. Mike - Las Vegas

    Who are you again? Oh yeah, insurance company shill. Better start dancing for your corporate masters or you'll be looking for another job in 2012. On second thought, you'd better go ahead and start updating that resume now.

    January 27, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  14. Tom B

    Blah blah blah – cut taxes, cut taxes, cut taxes. Oh but no deficits. Except when Republicans are in power....

    January 27, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  15. Taylor

    I hope you really do reach across the party lines to get something done.

    January 27, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  16. Brian in California

    Yeah, constant tax cuts WILL NOT get us out od debt now will it Scott.

    January 28, 2010 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  17. Terry

    Tax cuts. Really. With a huge deficit, you want tax cuts? Grow up, Sen. Brown.

    January 28, 2010 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  18. MsDp

    Yea, I can't wait to see what your bold action ideas are. Any one who talk as much as this guy, is usually just talk. I can't wait.

    January 28, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  19. T'SAH from Virginia

    I think Scott Brown is going to be GOOD for WH and I am a democrat. He's FRESH and he kept sort of distance for the right – especially the far right – when he ran his campaign............WE SHALL SEE!!

    January 28, 2010 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  20. n

    This is the best republican response I have heard all night. Way to go Scott, at least give it a chance. Don't let the masses pull you under when you get inside the belt.

    January 28, 2010 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  21. Nea

    We will see who is willing to work with who Talk is Cheap!

    January 28, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  22. Get Serious

    Neophite. An Indepedent in Repbulican clothing. MA created this monster, just like John Mccain created the monster named Sarah "Dunce Palin. Thak goodness this is only a two years seat. Maybe the people of MA will come to their senses for the election in 2012. Ted Kennedy worked tirelessly for your people of MA.. His greatest hope was for all Americans to have heatlh care reform.But since healthcare was not an issue since 90% of pepole have health insurace in MA I sure Senator is looking down with a broken and heavy heart. Buty YOUR seat will be taken back. The Deocrats just to find a person with the passion and the desire to win and not go on vacation for three assuming your going to win. Martha Coakley was the worst candidate ever next to Sarah Palin.

    January 28, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  23. Sandy

    I'm impressed with you. Don't let us down Scott Brown!

    January 28, 2010 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  24. Accountability

    This guy is on the stage for five minutes and his opinion suddenly matters?

    January 28, 2010 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  25. Preston kk

    Pkm brown does not care for poor people or health care

    January 28, 2010 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
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