Duncan Responds to State of the Union Address


Date: Jan. 21, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) offers his response Tuesday to the State of the Union Address:

"President Obama always has many things in his State of the Union that almost everyone supports, but of course the devil is in the details."

"I have always strongly supported tax cuts for the middle class and making education more affordable, but raising the capital gains tax and redistributing income to pay for more government programs could hurt the overall economy. The president's "free' health care is an example of a too-good-to-be-true plan that now has many Americans paying 50 percent more for their health insurance."

"I certainly don't favor proposals that increase taxes overall. Many more jobs are created and the economy becomes stronger when as much money as possible is left in the private sector."

"I was, however, very pleased to see the president give such a prominent role to my constituent Chelsey Davis, a Jefferson City native who lives in Knoxville and attends Pellissippi State Community College, and astronaut Scott Kelly, who is a graduate of the University of Tennessee."