This Report from WYMT:
"WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement today regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
“While I welcome President Obama’s efforts to reign in spending and reduce the deficit, I’m skeptical of his new-found rhetoric. This is, after all, the same President who has brought this country to the brink of bankruptcy with his irresponsible spending policies of the last year. His trillion dollar stimulus has been a total failure, with over 3 million jobs lost since its passage. His liberal allies in Congress have increased spending some 85% over the last 2 years, tried to steamroll a disastrous “Cap and Trade” and government run health care bill down our throats, and have proposed raising taxes on our hardworking families. The time for action has long since passed, and I’m disappointed the President is just now coming to the table. We need to focus on creating jobs and helping Americans get back on their feet. That comes with hard work, not another speech filled with empty promises.”
Suddenly the chameleon changes it's colors--or is its spots. When George W. Bush was running around spending your money like a drunken sailor, Hal Rogers never saw a Republican spending bill that he didn't like. During the George W. Bush reign, spending and deficits were increased as never before to record levels, and the national debt soared to record levels. Now that George W. Bush is out of office, suddenly Hal Rogers claims he is "Mr. Nice Guy" and "Mr. Frugal Pennypincher." Bah! Humbug! As soon as we see another Republican President Corporate-Welfare big spender in there, Hal Rogers will rubber-stamp all their big spending requests again, like he did for George W. Bush. Vote for Kenneth Stepp for U.S. House KY-5, the only candidate with the courage to say "NO" to big spending from whichever party, and the champion of the working poor--not the big corporations like the ones whose people fund the Hal Rogers' campaigns. Kenneth Stepp.