Ohio's Senators discuss what they'd like to hear.
(Washington, DC) - Both sides of the aisle are anticipating what President Barack Obama will focus on during Tuesday night's State of the Union Address.
Republican Ohio Congressman Rob Portman wants the President to address job creation, reducing the federal debt, and Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security reform. Portman says those three government programs make up more than half the budget now, and is the fastest growing percent of our spending.
Democratic Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown wants the President to talk about jobs with a focus on manufacturing. Brown says, "We saw between 2000-2010…the loss of 5 million manufacturing jobs in this country."
Brown says we could create more jobs if we start doing better in infrastructure; roads, bridges, community colleges. He notes that there's not nearly the focus on this as there was a decade ago.
You can listen to the State of the Union address tonight at 9:00 PM on Newsradio WTAM 1100. Afterward…talk about it with Bob Frantz.
One thing to watch for…a republican Congressman says he's invited rocker Ted Nugent, who has referred to President Obama's administration as “evil, America-hating” to the State of the Union address.
Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas said Monday on his website that Nugent will be his guest for the President's speech tonight. Stockman has talked of impeaching Obama over his gun control proposals.
In a speech to the National Rifle Association during the 2012 campaign, Nugent said that if Obama were re-elected, the longtime gun-control opponent would either be “dead or in jail.”
Nugent's remarks led to meetings with representatives of the Secret Service.
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