U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga) released a response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address just minutes after it ended Tuesday night, and the congressman disagreed with President's "extreme agenda."
"President Obama's State of the Union Address was almost indistinguishable from years past: no accountability, few workable solutions and an outright refusal to work with Congress," said Price. "Since President Obama took office, the average household income has dropped by $4,000. Our workforce has shrunk to the smallest it has been in generations. And, the vast majority of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck."
Price said in his response that Obama's policies only contributed to growing poverty with increasing health care costs and higher taxes.
He also called for the President to forgo of executive orders in favor of working with Congress on bi-partisan compromise.
"Real people are hurting, and instead of working cooperatively with those of us in Congress, President Obama is threatening to exercise even more executive power in pursuit of an extreme agenda," said Price. "During a time of extraordinary challenge for our nation, the White House should seek to build relationships and work with Congress, not circumvent us at every turn. Mr. President, the state of our union is not stronger under your watch, and I am deeply disappointed in the deficit of leadership we've seen. But there is still time to correct this path. For the sake of our nation, we call on you to work with us to help put America back on track."
Price represents Georgia's sixth congressional district. He is running for U.S. Senate this year and is facing a very competitive Republican primary in May 2014.