PRESS RELEASE: The Rhode Island Tea Party Responds to Lincoln Chafee's State of the State Address
January 18, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Providence, RI - Wednesday evening, Governor Chafee presented his final State of the State address with the typical absence of bold ideas. We have come to expect this from the Chafee Administration whose rhetoric continues to be that of a person more concerned about attacking the messenger than solving problems.
In a rather stunning display of arrogance, Chafee underscored his pride in the direction Rhode Island is heading and what his administration has accomplished.
Rhode Island Tea Party would like to highlight these "accomplishments" based in reality and not rhetoric:
We would like to ask where the plan is to turn our state back toward prosperity. Is there any consideration at all of a free market solution? What has become of our state when leadership does not take responsibility for their job and huge failures exhibited when government gets involved with private ventures like 38 Studios?
Instead, we heard the shift of blame toward the Tea Party and "so-called conservatives" and the repeated claims that government is the answer to all of RI's ills. Using the State of State address to demonize the Tea Party or any watchdog organization is dishonest and a double standard for one who claims he is proud of RI's legacy of tolerance.