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Fincher Statement On President Obama's Address To Joint Session Of Congress

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 8:39 PM

Following President Obama's address to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) issued the following statement:

"I was disappointed this evening to hear that the President's plan to tackle unemployment rates was largely more of the same. Earlier this week, Republicans in Congress requested to meet with President Obama to discuss serious proposals to get our economy back on track -- the President refused. For the past few years, President Obama has employed failed policies of over-spending, increased regulations and government overreach. Unfortunately for the millions of Americans who continue to look for work, the President's efforts have only made the problem worse.

"In order to seriously address the issue of unemployment in America, all sides must come together and support common sense solutions to put our country back to work. The American people must come before partisan politics.

"Tomorrow, I will introduce two bills intended to spur job creation. The America's Energy Independence Act would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing its Cross-Sate Pollution Rule for 10 years. This bill is designed to avoid a huge increase in the cost of electricity, which will happen under the Cross-State Pollution Rule, and American families cannot afford. I will also introduce the Invest in America Act would suspend the capital gains tax for 10 years. These bills would provide more certainty to the economy and encourage investment and growth. I encourage both sides of the aisle to support these bills and other common sense solutions to help put Americans back to work."

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Stephen Fincher is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district.
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