Posted: Feb 12, 2013 10:33 PM by MTN News
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 11:44 PM
Montana's sole congressman, Republican Steve Daines of Bozeman, said after the State of the Union Address that President Obama's vision for the country is, "One of bigger government and more spending, not the common sense Montana values and pro-growth solutions that our nation needs."
In a prepared statement, Daines said the President's proposals fail to seriously address the debt crisis facing the country, "We need to take serious steps to balance our budget," said Daines.
Daines says he's pushing back against the President's energy proposals, saying Mr. Obama needs to endorse a true, "all of the above," energy plan. Daines said Montana has abundant natural resources, adding, "We must encourage the responsible development of these resources, not put up senseless barriers that block the creation of good-paying jobs and hinder our path to energy independence."
Daines also opposed firearms restrictions proposed by the President.