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Tuesday
Jan252011

Reps. Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann Give Respective SOTU Responses 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News Radio (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., the Republican designated to deliver the party's official rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address used his response to call for slashing spending, reducing the national debt and promoting job creation.

“Americans are skeptical of both political parties, and that skepticism is justified -- especially when it comes to spending," Ryan said. "So hold all of us accountable. In this very room, the House will produce, debate, and advance a budget.  Last year -- in an unprecedented failure -- Congress chose not to pass, or even propose a budget. The spending spree continued unchecked."

Ryan's remarks sounded themes that were at the core of the GOP's midterm election strategy last year -- a strategy that led to sweeping victories in the November elections.

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, told Americans, "we owe you a better choice and a different vision."

"Our forthcoming budget is our obligation to you -- to show you how we intend to do things differently," he said, "how we will cut spending to get the debt down … help create jobs and prosperity … and reform government programs.”

Though Ryan's remarks constituted the official GOP response to the president's speech, it was not the only one that got attention. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., will delivered a Tea Party response in conjunction with the group, Tea Party Express.

Her comments touched on similar themes.

“After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks that the President signed, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don’t have," Bachmann said. “But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt at President Obama’s direction -- unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country.”

The congresswoman emphasized earlier this week that her words were "not meant to be in competition" with Rep. Ryan's comments.

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Friday
Jan212011

Bachmann to Deliver Response to SOTU Via Tea Party Express

Photo Courtesy - Bachmann dot House dot gov(WASHINGTON) -- Budget Chairman Paul Ryan won’t be the only Republican offering a response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address next Tuesday.  Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is slated to deliver an alternative response to the president’s speech through the Tea Party Express website.

In a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters Friday, the Tea Party Express announced the Minnesota congresswoman “has confirmed with us that she will broadcast her response to Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this Tuesday.  You’ll be able to watch her rebut Obama via her address which will be broadcast on our website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org.”

Bachmann is the founder and chair of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress, which she started this past July.  The Tea Party Express heralded Bachmann as a “hero” during the 2010 election.

A source close to Bachmann first hinted at her presidential ambitions to ABC News earlier this month and Bachmann is slated to take the tea party message to Iowa in a speech she’s set to a deliver Friday night at a reception in Des Moines sponsored by Iowans for Tax Relief.

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