Senator David Perdue released a video address to Georgians last night outlining his priorities. The video was almost overlooked because it was released less than three hours before the State of the Union Speech, but anyway…
“Good evening, I’m David Perdue. While it’s only been a few weeks, I can tell you one thing, I’m still the outsider in Washington. What’s sorely missing from the debate is a real sense of urgency to tackle our full-blown fiscal crisis. That’s why I’m here.
“Too many people are out of work, or have stopped looking for jobs altogether. Costs for health care and education continue to skyrocket. We are now handing our kids and grandkids a mountain of debt of $18 trillion and counting. This is just unconscionable. It’s unnecessary. And it is a grave threat to our economy and our national security.
“Clearly, the current path isn’t working. Yet, what we continue to hear from the President is more of the same. Georgians see through this empty rhetoric. They expect and deserve more from their government. They want and deserve results.
“That’s why I have hit the ground running to get Washington working again for the people of Georgia and the people of this country. To bring functionality, transparency, and accountability back to the process.
“In my first few weeks in the Senate, I introduced a Georgia-based solution called the Fair Tax, co-sponsored the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill, and also co-sponsored a term limits resolution that I want to start having an active debate on, immediately.
“These are great first steps, but we have a lot more work to do to solve our debt crisis. First, we need to cut this outrageous spending. Next, in order to grow the economy, we need to simplify our tax code, roll back regulations, and unleash our full energy potential.
“It’s time for the President to get serious about working with Congress to get things done, not circumvent the Constitution every chance he gets.
“My commitment is to fight every day for you and your family, to put Georgia first, and to make sure that Washington doesn’t get in the way. Together, we can make some real changes and get the government working for the people – for us – again. Thank you, and God bless you.”