(Washington, DC) – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-South Louisiana) released the following statement after tonight's State of the Union address given by President Barack Obama:
"Three years since Mr. Obama took office, America continues to suffer from a high national unemployment rate, an economic downturn made worse by this Administration's binge spending, and a total disconnect between the American people and this President.
"As usual, the President's address to Congress tonight was full of hope, promise, and empty rhetoric. His failed $787 billion stimulus plan did not work. The national unemployment rate remains above 8 percent for the 35th consecutive month. Over 1,000 days have passed since the Democrat-led Senate approved a budget. Approving disastrous energy projects like Solyndra cost taxpayers more than $500 million. Blocking the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline prevents more than 20,000 American jobs from being created.