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Democratic and Republican Response to State of the Union Address

Louisiana's Democratic and Republican Parties are both reacting to President Obama's 5th State of the Union Address.
West Monroe -- Louisiana's Democratic and Republican Parties are both reacting to President Obama's 5th State of the Union Address:

“Tonight we heard more of the same,” LAGOP Spokesman Ryan Cross said. “More empty promises. More political rhetoric. And more failed policies. This isn’t fair to the people of Louisiana. President Obama failed to discuss the Keystone pipeline and he failed to tell Americans why this year will be any different than the last 5. He promised a “Year of Action.” Well, the Republican Party of Louisiana is also promising a year of action. We’ll spend the next eleven months working to expose Senator Landrieu’s liberal record and replace her with a true conservative voice.”


“I applaud the president’s commitment to  expanding opportunity and putting Americans back to work,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson. “Our  president is taking action in spite of Republicans like Senator Shutdown, David Vitter, and Congressman John Fleming, who can’t wait for ‘Round Two’ of the government shutdown.

“Raising the minimum wage would help lift millions  of Americans out of poverty, but it would also help stimulate the economy and grow the middle class. I hope Louisiana Republicans can look past partisan labels and support this common-sense proposal, which has the support of more than 70 percent of Americans.

“Finally, we are inspired by the president’s pledge to make 2014 a year of action, and we are taking that message as a call to action for Louisiana families. If our governor continues to refuse federal Medicaid dollars for expanded access to affordable health care, Democratic legislators will do what it takes to help the hundreds of thousands of Louisianians who are falling into the ‘Jindal Gap.’”

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