While there was no televised GOP response to Pres Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress this evening, many members have taken advantage of the power and reach of the new media to craft a different kind of response. One that, given the kickoff of the NFL season, will allow the GOP to craft a message that readers can view at a time of their own choosing.
Here is the response from Gregg Harper, MS-3:
“Our nation continues to suffer from a serious jobless problem, which is why I support a pro-business legislative agenda that removes barriers our job creators face from excessive federal regulations.
“While I agree with the president that we must get folks back to work, I do not believe that another failed stimulus is the answer.
“House Republicans have advanced a number of job-creating proposals – many of which have passed with bipartisan support – that remain stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate. I urge the president to support these initiatives which promote private sector growth, decrease job-crushing regulations and boost American-made energy production.”