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Bono Mack Says State of the Union Falls Short

The President reiterates his support for the "Buffett rule," and says economic success will hinge on American manufacturing and a renewal of American values.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, reacted quickly to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, saying he "still doesn’t get it."

“After a record 35 months of unemployment at 8.5 percent or above – the longest such stretch since the Great Depression – the President still doesn’t get it," Bono Mack said in a statement. "Businesses all across California tell me the same thing: they are over-regulated, over-taxed and over-litigated."

In his third State of the Union address to the nation, Obama said economic success will hinge on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers and a renewal of American values.

"Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and our country will do everything we can to help you succeed," he said.

The President reiterated his support for the "Buffett rule," which was named after billionaire Warren Buffett. The rule would require people making more than $1 million to pay a minimum effective rate of at least 30 percent.

Bono Mack apparently didn't think the President went far enough with his plan for manufacturing and making "Made in America" matter again.

"I’m glad that he talked about it tonight – but raising taxes, imposing new job-killing regulations and increasing government spending isn’t the way to do it," she said.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said Obama has "failed to deliver on economic growth promises, has squandered $800 billion in stimulus funds and vetoed jobs and affordable domestic energy bills passed by Congress."

"The president tonight outlined a laundry list of popular programs without regard to what they cost and his own record in office," Issa said. "... What is clear is that he is pursuing a partisan class-warfare agenda aimed at dividing the American people."

MARK January 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Damn David, your more than a Donkey, your a Bully with a wantabe Badge. Get your kicks from what? Only a FOOL thinks he has won a battle when he BULLIES with Harsh speech. BIG DONKEY, COME ON MAN!!!!
David January 26, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Mark if you cant debate with the facts then don't do what Vic did and tell someone they don't know the facts when I just cited to different sources that made my point and end the discussion with "And stop twisting the events. BUSH HANDED OVER A FAILED BANKING SYSTEM AND A FREE FALLING ECONOMY. Period. End of discussion. Point, game, match." Tired of Ideologues not accepting responsibility for this presidents failed policies. I don't take you for a koolaide drinker.
David January 26, 2012 at 02:17 PM
and mark, please get it right.....it's a used to be badge.
MARK January 26, 2012 at 10:17 PM
david, we are all born ignorant, but you must work hard to remain stupid. Your probably asking yourself, what does he mean?
David January 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM
another minor fact left out by this man-THE FACTS: He left out some key details. The bailout of General Motors and Chrysler began under Republican President George W. Bush. Obama picked up the ball, earmarked more money, and finished the job. But Ford, which Obama mentions as well, never asked for a federal bailout and never got one. It's managed to get along on its own. Also, as part of its restructuring, Chrysler is not really a U.S. automaker anymore. Italian automaker Fiat now owns a 30 percent share, and it will eventually go to 51 percent under terms of the U.S. bailout and its bankruptcy restructuring. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/24/fact-check-obamas-2012-state-union/?intcmp=obinsite#ixzz1kfWlWKz5

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