Delegation blasts State of the Union speech

Members of the Kansas congressional delegation were particularly critical and dismissive of President Obama’s State of the Union address. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said that Obama “delivered the same message of higher taxes and spending, more regulation of our lives and businesses, and refused to address the need for solvent Social Security and Medicare programs. It is no wonder our economy is shrinking and businesses not hiring.” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., complained that “rather than at least a path toward fiscal responsibility, we got another campaign speech.” Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said that Obama “just doesn’t get it. The government doesn’t drive the creation of successful manufacturing. All the government has to do is get out of the way and American businesses will take care of the rest.”