[WH Blog] The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying Part II - Printable Version
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[WH Blog] The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying Part II - WelcomeBot - 01-26-2011 09:26 PM
The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying Part II
Earlier today we brought you some of the initial reactions to the President's State of the Union Address. The list of reactions has grown throughout the day, find more below from America's governors, mayors and experts from various fields covered in the President's speech:
RE: [WH Blog] The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying Part II - Cha - 01-26-2011 09:59 PM
Thank you, Winky! I already posted that 1st Part on another website and I shall do the same with this latest edition.
I just have to post Gov Andrew Cuomo's reaction..
"New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
“President Obama tonight outlined a strong, transformative and positive path for our nation. His State of the Union address underscored the need for austerity, innovative thinking and collaboration on both sides of the aisle. Promoting private sector job growth through economic development and restrained government spending is the right tactic to put our country on the right track. As President Obama fully understands, New York and many other states are working hard to address multi-billion dollar deficits. I had the pleasure of meeting with President Obama last week at General Electric's facility in Schenectady, where he announced his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. I applaud his foresight in recognizing that it takes a focused approach and a harnessing of private sector resources to fully open our economy to future development and progress. As a nation, all Americans must refocus their energies to create solutions for future generations. President Obama's leadership will continue to pave the way for our nation to thrive and prosper, and I look forward to working with him and our federal representatives to tackle the sizeable challenges facing New York State and our country.”
RE: [WH Blog] The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying Part II - Cha - 01-26-2011 10:15 PM
And, Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado..I almost typed "Mayor" because he was the Democratic Mayor of Denver right before he was voted in as Gov.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
“If there was one word that stood out in the President’s speech tonight it was innovation. His emphasis on reform, responsibility and support for education was right on target. The President sounded themes that should resonate with Coloradans no matter what their political affiliation may be, including a call to make government more efficient, cutting red tape and unleashing the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. It was also encouraging to hear the President commend a Colorado school that embraced reform and created opportunity for its students. This kind of change isn’t Democrat or Republican – it’s change sparked by all communities coming together. We need more of that for the benefit of our Colorado and our nation.”
RE: [WH Blog] The President’s State of the Union Address: What They’re Saying Part II - Cha - 01-26-2011 10:25 PM
Now we have Nathan Wilcox from Environment America~
Environment America, Nathan Willcox, Federal Global Warming Program Director
“Tonight, President Obama talked about the importance of clean water and clean air, and the critical role that commonsense safeguards have played in protecting the nation’s health. We applaud the President for his commitment to protecting these landmark programs—especially given that his leadership will be essential to defending the Clean Air Act against attacks by polluters and their allies in Congress. We also applaud the President’s commitment to putting 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015 and to cutting subsidies to Big Oil, which will help break America’s dependence on oil, create jobs and cut global warming pollution. President Obama’s vision for clean energy is commendable, but we need to commit to truly clean energy like solar, wind and energy efficiency, which don’t threaten our public health or our environment. So-called “clean coal” and nuclear power in fact, create more pollution and put our environment and our health at risk.”