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Rep. Ryan delivers Republican response


WASHINGTON (WKOW)-- Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan gave the Republican's response Tuesday night to President Obama's State of the Union.

Congressman Ryan is the House Budget Committee Chairman.

He pledged they we will cut spending to get the debt down, help create jobs and reform government programs.

"There is no doubt the President came into office facing a severe fiscal and economic situation," said Ryan. "Unfortunately, instead of restoring the fundamentals of economic growth, he engaged in a stimulus spending spree that not only failed to deliver on its promise to create jobs, but also plunged us even deeper into debt. The facts are clear: Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25% for domestic government agencies - an 84% increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as "investment." Yet after two years, the unemployment rate remains above 9% and government has added over $3 trillion to our debt."

Representative Ryan reiterated the republican's will continue to try to repeal President Obama's health care law.

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