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Congressman Tim Griffin reacts to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Congressman Tim Griffin issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union (SOTU) address:                                                       

Sadly, President Obama has become a spectator to history when it comes to addressing our out-of-control spending and encouraging job creation.  The time for talk has long passed; it's time for him to lead or follow.

I wish the President had offered a bold, real plan for balancing our budget - or pledged to work with us to get our spending under control.

When the President talks about getting Americans back to work, it's hard to take him seriously, one week after he killed thousands of new Keystone pipeline jobs.  He needs to get real about job creation, and he can start by approving the pipeline, so hard working Arkansans - not Chinese - can benefit from these new jobs.  Approval of the Keystone pipeline is the biggest no-brainer I have seen since being elected to Congress.  The pipeline would provide a big dose of shovel-ready jobs and energy independence - now.

Regardless, I will continue to fight for hard working Arkansas taxpayers who are tired of a president who throws money away on ineffective 'stimulus programs,' but won't approve a massive private sector jobs project staring him in the face - a project supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.

THV's Alyse Eady spoke to Congressman Griffin from Washington D.C. on 'Today's THV This Morning'. Click on the video above to watch the full interview.

(Copyright 2012 Tim Griffin)