(Herman Cain) – While any State of the Union address is certainly a historic event for the American people, President Obama’s speech tonight failed to address the growing and persistent ills that plague our nation, largely symptomatic of an out-of-control government and in need of serious remedy.
President Obama said ‘investment.’ Americans heard ‘more government spending.’ President Obama said ‘job creation.’ We heard ‘…but not in the private sector.’ President Obama said it is time for civility. We heard ‘…for thee, not for me.’
The true state of our union is fragile, but the true will of the people is strong. The people will demand effective economic growth policies which were noticeably absent from the President’s speech.
The American people are taxed too much and too often. The jobs-killing health care overhaul saddles businesses and taxpayers with even costlier medical bills. Our national debt caused by unbridled spending will be an agonizing weight on the backs of our children and grandchildren. And the federal government is circumventing its Constitutional limits at nearly every turn.
It is my most sincere hope that President Obama takes heed of the warning signaled by voters across America on November 2, 2010: we are tired of ‘business as usual’ with new rhetoric and only with bold leadership based on Constitutional principles can this country get back on the road to prosperity.”
(Mr. Cain is a business leader and exploratory candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination)