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Ben Chandler responds to State of the Union

Ben Chandler responds to State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler (D) represents Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Congressman Chandler Responds to the State of the Union

WASHINGTON (January 25, 2011)—Today, Congressman Chandler released a statement responding to tonight’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, the President’s message was one of unity, a message that called on the American people to put aside what divides us and focus on working together, especially on fixing our economy.  As I have said countless times before, our number one priority has to be putting people back to work, but this is a huge undertaking and requires everyone to actively participate and work together. Right now, Kentucky’s state motto—united we stand, divided we fall—couldn’t be more relevant.

“As Americans, we all have a responsibility to voice our opinions and to even disagree strongly at times, but we also have a responsibility to disagree respectfully and to participate in the solution.  I am a moderate and believe we need to find the middle ground. It’s time the extremes of both sides find a way to stop fighting and come together to fix our nation’s problems, to create jobs and make meaningful progress for our economic future.”

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