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Texas Lawmakers React To Obama Speech

Texas Lawmakers React To Obama Speech

Texas lawmakers were not thrilled with what President Obama had to say during his State of the Union speech last night.

Senator Ted Cruz has been a leading voice against Obamacare and told FOX News the President didn’t say anything about the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

“What they’d like is for the federal government to stop taking away their health insurance,” Cruz said. “Americans want government to butt out and stop putting in massive regulations and taxes that are killing jobs.”

Cruz had told CBS News over the weekend he would have liked to have heard the President apologize to you.

Woodlands Congressman Kevin Brady was upset that Obama indicated he’d go it alone if Congress didn’t work with him, and told KTRH it sounded like more of the same old stuff from the President.

“The President continues to be the most divisive President I’ve ever worked with. It is the wrong path for America. They want us to work together,” Brady said.

Sugar Land's Pete Olson agrees with Brady.

“The President had a chance to tell the American people how he would work with Republicans. He failed to do that,” Olson said.

Olson also wanted to hear more credit given to Texas' oil industry.

“For him to praise natural gas is in stark contrast with his actions. He’s trying to eliminate it,” Olson explained to KTRH.

Democrats like Houston's Gene Green wanted to see the very same thing.

“Lots of our plants are putting people to work in high paying jobs. He stressed it a little bit, but I would have liked him to talk more about energy’s renaissance in our country,” Green said. “I’m oil and gas Democrat from Texas and I don’t agree with him on lots of issues.

Houston-area Congressman Steve Stockman apparently heard enough. He walked out of last night's State of the Union Address, saying he was "deeply disappointed in the tone and content" of the speech.

Stockman went on to say the President is abusing his office, adding "I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers."

President Obama has said he will continue to use executive orders to bypass congressional inaction on his agenda.

 

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