Sam Johnson Responds to State of the Union Address
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, 2015:
“You know, after the Democrats’ shellacking in the November midterm elections, it’s disappointing but not surprising to hear the President propose a liberal agenda that is really all about political point scoring. Instead of listening to the majority of Americans and the folks of Collin County, the President has yet again unveiled a tax-spend agenda and is issuing veto threats against bipartisan, common-sense, pro-growth measures like the House-passed Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Keep in mind that the President’s call follows a record high in tax revenue. Last year, for the first time ever, Washington collected over $3 trillion in taxes.
“America is not about punishing hard work and the success that comes with it. It certainly shouldn’t be about punishing hardworking families who are trying to save money for their children’s college education – but that’s exactly what the President is asking to do when he proposes taxing 529 accounts that parents and students use to save for college.
“As a fiscal conservative I, and my fellow Republicans, am committed to policies that will help grow the economy and Americans’ paychecks while continuing to responsibly get our fiscal house in order. Americans want, need, and deserve pro-growth solutions, not the President’s politics as usual.”