Congressman Tom McClintock issued the following statement in reaction to the President's State of the Union speech:
“It is disappointing that after a year of failed bank bailouts and reckless spending has failed to produce real jobs, the President seems to be doubling down. I suppose it is human nature that the more we invest in our mistakes, the less willing we are to admit them. But it doesn’t make for wise public policy.
“America’s future prosperity depends on restoring freedom of enterprise, not interposing government into every aspect of our lives. That’s what the stunning reversal in the polls and at the polls is telling the President, but he doesn’t seem to be listening.”