Some reaction from members of Congress to the President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night:
"Presidents in both parties — from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan — have known that our free enterprise economy is the source of our middle class prosperity. But President Obama? He believes it's the cause of our problems, that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough and control enough. And, therefore, as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more." — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in the official Republican response.
"Our focus must remain on creating jobs, building up our middle class and supporting families who struggle. There are so many proven ways to accomplish this — many of which were mentioned tonight. We need to boost our workforce by investing in education so students can afford to get a degree or the best training for the jobs of today and tomorrow. We need to invest in manufacturing to help local businesses grow and hire more workers. And we need to invest in infrastructure to make sure our country and state have the transportation and technology to compete globally." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
"Each year the president has promised, pledged and pivoted, but American families continue to confront persistently high unemployment, rising health care costs and the prospect of losing more of their hard-earned paychecks to tax increases." — Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.