Friday, January 29, 2010

Video: Gerry Connolly Reacts to Obama's State of the Union

Gerry Connolly was on Fox News reacting to Obama's State of the Union speech. Connolly has been outspoken about his desire for some work to be done on paying down the national debt so it shouldn't bee to surprising that this was one of the first topics that he mentioned during the interview. What's worth noting is that the conversation focused on budget related issues and that Gerry wasn't necessarily appearing to discuss what the speech means for Virginians (though Gerry usually is good about letting his constituents know what national issues mean for residents of the 11th), but was there more in his role as a member of the Budget Committee.

What I really think people should pay attention to is the fact that the enormous cost of health care as it stands now is one of the leading causes of our rising deficits. That's why anyone who is concerned about the deficit, as Connolly pointed out in the interview, should be an advocate for reforming our health care system in a way that would make it more affordable.

Here's the video.

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