WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed February 13, 2013
Guthrie Says President Didn't Address Problems
Second District Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie says he was hopeful President Obama would outline his plan to try to work with the House and Senate to address national problems in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Instead, the Bowling Green Republican says, all he heard was a laundry list of priorities that, "not only cost billions of dollars in new spending, but do not address our country's core ailments."
"This is not the American Dream we've promised our children," Guthrie said in a written statement, "We must control spending, balance our budget and put our nation back on a path toward a brighter future."
Guthrie says he does agree with the President, though, that a focus is needed on jobs through job training and investment in a strong workforce.