Washington, D.C.– Hope for the future of the United States is what President Barack Obama focused on in his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.
The president highlighted achievements during the Obama administration such as Affordable Healthcare, job creation, and the Iran Nuclear Deal.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address:
“A new poll found that 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. They have a good reason to feel that way. Under this Administration, the economy has crawled along at a snail’s pace of two percent, not ever reaching a growth rate of three percent – the slowest recovery after a recession in the country’s history.
“The world is aflame. Americans are increasingly worried that the President isn’t up to the task of defeating ISIS and that he has abandoned his leadership role in the world. We wish the president had done better by the American people during his stewardship. Regrettably, those are the facts.
“Republicans stand ready to move this country in a different direction.”
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, had this to say:
“The President has delivered his valedictory speech to the nation, and now Congress will resume efforts to promote economic growth and protect the nation’s interests in an increasingly unstable world. Unacceptable unemployment rates in many states are an indication that better policies and ideas are needed to provide more good-paying jobs for families in Mississippi and throughout the country. I will continue to work toward those goals to make the United States a stronger, more secure nation.”