Concise in reply:
February 12, 2013, Santa Fe, NM – Former New Mexico Governor and Chairman of the Our America Initiative Gary Johnson released the following statement in response the President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“What we didn’t hear tonight was a President telling the truth about the real state of the Union: that we are broke — and that he and the Congress are succeeding only in digging us deeper into a financial hole that is, in reality, the single greatest threat to the nation’s well-being.
“Rather, we once again heard the tired argument that the challenges we face can somehow best be met by more government that costs more and taxes more. We’ve tried that. In fact, we’ve tried it so hard and so long that we have a debt totaling more than $90,000 for every worker in America.
“And while he spent an hour laying out a mind-boggling list of things the government should do, from ‘investing’ in infrastructure, technology and energy to helping parents pick the best college for their kids, he assured us his plans will not increase the deficit by ‘a single dime’.
“That is absurd on its face, and could only be based on the same arithmetic that has given us a $16 Trillion debt.
“Once again, we witnessed a great political performance wrapped around promises that shouldn’t be made in the first place, and that we certainly cannot afford to keep.”