FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2012
Iowa GOP Chairman Responds to
President Obamaâ€™s Trip to Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowaâ€“Â The Republican Party of Iowa released the following statement from Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker in response to the announcement of President Obamaâ€™s latest taxpayer-funded campaign stops in Iowa:
â€œTaxpayers in Iowa are fed up with having to finance President Obamaâ€™s campaign stops while at the same time they are suffering as a result of his failed economic policies. What President Obama wonâ€™t talk about next week in his speeches filled with lofty promises is that under his watch real median household income has dropped over $4,000 and half of recent college grads are either unemployed or underemployed.
â€œRather than jaunt around Iowa using taxpayer money, President Obama should explain to Iowans why his budget has failed to garner a single vote in Congress and why he has added an unconscionable $5 Trillion to the national debt after promising to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.â€