Ernst's GOP Response Paints Bleaker Economic Picture
The Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address was short, and largely focused on the economy.By Christina Hartman | January 20, 2015
"Rather than respond to a speech, I'd like to talk about your priorities," Sen. Joni Ernst said.
Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst's response painted a much dimmer view of the economy than President Obama's State of the Union address.
"These days, though, many families feel like they're working harder and harder, with less and less to show for it. ... We see our neighbors agonize over stagnant wages and lost jobs. We see the hurt caused by canceled healthcare plans and higher monthly insurance bills."