Rubio Responds to State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Posted at 12:01 AM, Jan 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-28 20:03:12-05

WASHINGTON. D.C. (WTXL)  - Florida Senator Marco Rubio is giving his thoughts on President Obama's State of the Union address.

The GOP Senator released a statement shortly after the President's speech Tuesday night.  Rubio says he and the President agree on some issues such as reforming the earned income credit, and other aspects of the tax code; but he has concerns about much of President Obama's agenda.

"Americans deserve more opportunities to achieve a better life, and that’s going to require a free enterprise economy that’s creating more middle class jobs and a government with less debt," Rubio said.

Senator Rubio also criticized the President for recent remarks indicating he would enact his agenda with or without the help of Congress.  "While the President discussed some areas of common interest, the heart of his 2014 agenda is clearly more about working alone than with the American people’s representatives on the major reforms we need," Rubio added.

Rubio, who won his Senate seat in the 2010 midterm election, delivered the GOP's televised rebuttal to President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address.