Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Mike Berlon releases the following statement on last night’s State of the Union Address:
“President Obama’s State of the Union address reminded us of why the American people chose him as our leader. His blueprint for a job-creating economy that is built to last – one built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values- is one that Georgia can fully support.
“This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it. We must build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.
“The issue is fairness and the President articulated this theme clearly.
“When the average middle-class Georgian pays a higher tax rate than someone making $50 million a year, the rules are out-of-balance. We fully support the President’s plan, and I felt he gave an inspirational and substantive State of the Union address.”