Aug 11, 2011
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-02, released the following statement after President Obama’s speech at Johnson Controls, Inc., (JCI) in Holland, Michigan, today:
“Today’s speech was about the 2012 election, not about the good work JCI and its employees are doing for West Michigan. President Obama derided partisanship, but intentionally did not invite the sitting Congressman to the event and spent the entire speech attacking Congress.
He tried to pass the blame onto us for anemic economic growth, yet the House has passed legislation that will create jobs, cut spending and lower our debt. The President’s anguish for lack of economic accomplishments should be directed at the do-nothing Senate, which has taken up none of these bills, and the policies of his own administration, such as job-killing regulations from the EPA and the labor policies of NLRB.
When I hosted a town hall meeting last night with over 200 participants, the message was loud and clear: West Michigan is frustrated because this administration is not using the common sense we need when it comes to spending and priorities, and they want government to start tightening its belt just like families here have had to. It’s time we stop focusing on the next election and start focusing on future generations.”