Bridenstine: Obama's speech tonight will convey more 'irresponsibility'
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2/12/13 at 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday morning he expects more "irresponsibility" from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
"The president will not speak of controlling federal spending in any meaningful way," Bridenstine said. "There will be no talk of slowing the growth of government or reforming the entitlement programs that threaten fiscal calamity on our nation. The president’s goal seems to be accelerating the economy with Keynesian tools, knowing that it is not sustainable, but that the next President will have to deal with the economic correction that is to come.
"The president’s irresponsibility is causing structural harm to our country."
Obama's speech is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. CST, with live coverage by major broadcast and cable news networks.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine speaks during his town hall at CityPlex Towers last month. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World File