Here’s what Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, had to say:
“President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address was more of the same: another politically charged speech filled with empty promises. Four years ago, the president said that the time to take hold of our future is here. However, his first term was characterized by a slow recovery, sluggish job creation, and record budget deficits. The economy has clearly taken the back seat.
“If the president is truly serious about creating a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs he must focus on making meaningful spending cuts, submit a balanced budget, remove burdensome regulations on small business, and implement a tax code that works for American families. Actions will speak louder than words.”