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Gov. Peter Shumlin's Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

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“In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama laid out a bold, comprehensive plan to continue creating jobs and expanding opportunity for middle-class Americans. By taking a balanced approach to reducing our deficits, promoting innovation through smart investments in clean energy and manufacturing, rebuilding our infrastructure and improving education, the President’s plan will reignite economic growth and expand prosperity to all those willing to work hard for it.
“That’s exactly what Democratic governors are doing every day in states across the country – and it’s producing real results. Unfortunately, like too many Republican governors, congressional Republicans remain wedded to the same failed policies that created the economic crisis in the first place: tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans paid for by the middle class and deep cuts to critical investments that we know will grow our economy. In November, voters roundly rejected those very policies, and it’s well past time for Republicans to put ideology aside and work across the aisle to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.”