State Of The Union Speech 2011: Republicans Respond By Urging Obama To Cut Spending

WASHINGTON — Republicans awaiting the president’s State of the Union address urged Barack Obama to give up on new spending programs and join them instead in a drive to wrestle the federal budget deficit under control.”Our nation is app…

WASHINGTON — Republicans awaiting the president’s State of the Union address urged Barack Obama to give up on new spending programs and join them instead in a drive to wrestle the federal budget deficit under control.

“Our nation is approaching a tipping point. We are at a moment, where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who was tapped to give the official GOP response to Obama’s Tuesday night speech to Congress and the nation.

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