Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:

"Tonight's State of the Union address reminded Americans that President Obama is not serious about fixing our economy and getting our fiscal house in order. The President repeated more of the same hollow promises and empty rhetoric that has resulted in record unemployment and exploding budget deficits during his time in office.

"The most pressing issue of the day is a 16 trillion dollar national debt and the President did not offer a realistic plan to cut spending, and as the economy continues to underperform and millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed, the President offers policies sure to hurt job growth moving forward.

"Granite Staters understand that President Obama is a tax-and-spend liberal who is completely out of touch with the traditional New Hampshire principles of lower taxes, less spending and limited government.

"New Hampshire needs real economic solutions, not more meaningless speeches. Republican leaders like Senator Kelly Ayotte have shown they are serious about returning fiscal sanity to Washington and promoting the pro-growth policies that will create economic opportunity and more good jobs for working families."