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Isakson Statement on 2015 State of the Union Address
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., tonight issued the following video in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“I am very disappointed the president has chosen to lower expectation and raise taxes on the American people just at a time when we are beginning to recover. His plan is like pouring cold water on small businesses and employers. It is time to lift overly burdensome regulation and have a tax policy that’s fair and equitable to all Americans.
“I’m also disappointed there wasn’t much of a talk about foreign trade and about trade promotion authority from the president which Congress needs to act on quickly. We have three pending trade agreements, which are important for American business: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the African Growth and Opportunity Partnership. All need to be reauthorized or initiated, and they need to be done this year.
“I am happy the president mentioned cybersecurity, which is the number one threat to our country and I pledge to work with him to find those ways we can to track those who would come to America and do harm to our people. May God bless the United States of America.”