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State of the Union: The GOP response

If you missed the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address ... you can watch it here.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says President Barack Obama is looking to divide Americans, not unite them.

In the formal Republican response to the president's State of the Union address, Daniels said the President has resorted to “extremism” and “stifling, anti-growth policies.

 

 

Click here to read the GOP response

 

Here’s the response from some members of Kentucky’s Republican Congressional Delegation.

 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell


 

 

Senator Rand Paul

 

5th District Congressman Hal Rogers issued this statement:

“Despite the rhetoric and long-winded speeches, President Obama has done virtually nothing these past three years to bolster our economy and create private sector jobs. Since he took office, two million more Americans are looking for work, gas prices have doubled, and unemployment continues to hover above 8 percent – double that in some Kentucky counties. Right now, our country needs pro-business, pro-growth policies, disciplined spending, and regulatory restraint to put the 10 million unemployed Americans back to work and encourage our job creators to invest here at home.

Just last week, President Obama had an opportunity to help create those jobs. Instead, like he has with so many coal mining jobs in my region, he rejected a common-sense proposal to create 20,000 American energy and construction jobs through the Keystone XL Pipeline and further set our economic and energy security back. Now more than ever, the United States of America needs strong leadership over strong rhetoric; sadly, tonight we heard more slogans than solutions.”

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