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Statement of NTU Executive Vice President Pete Sepp on Tonight's Upcoming State of the Union Address
February 12, 2013
"In previous years President Obama's State of the Union proposals ranged from tens of billions in new annual spending to billions in budgetary savings. Now more than ever, Americans need him to outline honest reductions in expenditures, finally waging a worthy fight against future federal deficits rather than offering another raft of counterproductive tax hikes. That has to begin with following through on at least the overall amount of spending restraint provided in the 2013 sequester -- a goal that can be achieved in many ways, but not with gimmicks or punitive increases in tax burdens. Such a solution must take a hard look at all spending, including the Pentagon budget.