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Louisiana Officials React to State of the Union; Possible Minimum Wage Hike [POLL]

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Reaction is pouring in from Louisiana lawmakers following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Governor Bobby Jindal says the president “doubled down on failed policies from the past, while outlining his shortsighted vision for the future.” 

United States Senator David Vitter says he thinks Mr. Obama focused on the right central theme — creating jobs. But he believes everything the president is talking about is the “same-old same-old…more government programs and investment, code word for spending.”

Senator Mary Landrieu says she thinks the focus on jobs and the economy is exactly where we need to be, but a lot of work still needs to be done to put this recession fully behind us.

Congressman John Fleming feels President Obama has completely lost touch of the American public.  He says “the American people are ready to stop the growth of government and the growth of the debt and deficit and what they’d like to see is a more accountable, more efficient government.”

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Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover commented on the Republican response and Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s on air sip of water with this post on Twitter: “Memo: A sip of #Shreveport’s own #MusicMountainWater before your speech will delay the onset of cotton mouth syndrome for at least an hour.”

Conservatives with the National Center’s Project 21 Black Leadership Network say they found President Obama’s speech “appalling in its sheer scope of big-government overreach and in its profound disrespect for America’s founding principles.”

Minimum wage was brought up in the president’s speech, where he suggested the federal minimum wage be brought up from the current $7.25 per hour up to $9 per hour.

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