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Cotton Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address 

Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) tonight made the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight it’s evident that President Obama learned little from November’s elections. The policies and ideas he put forth are from the same tax and spend playbook he’s been using for the last six years. Unfortunately, his strategy has made the lives of hard-working Americans more difficult with fewer jobs and lower wages.

“It’s difficult to understand how President Obama doesn’t see that Arkansans don’t want—and can’t afford—more of the same failed policies. They want an efficient, accountable government that can do more with less. And they want a government that prioritizes our safety and will stand up to the grave threats we face around the world. In light of the last several months, it is particularly disappointing the national security ‘strategy’ President Obama laid out tonight contained little more than strong rhetoric and appeasement.

“But my colleagues and I understand what the President doesn’t. Rest assured, we are ready to change course.”

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