President Obama focused his speech on job creation and getting the American job force back on track.
The President says a major solution to the economic lag is improving the nation's education system and giving students better opportunities to thrive in today's job market. On the tax front, President Obama wants to stop rewarding companies who go outside the U.S. for employment.
Now that the Iraq War is over, President Obama says he wants to reduce the nation's debt with left over defense funds and help create more business in America.
Congressman Austin Scott says he wants the president to be more transparent with his proposals, especially regarding defense spending.
"We need to see the specifics of the proposals as we go forward, but he has talked about significant numbers of reductions in the troop force in the Army and the Marines, and actually talked about, increases in some areas for the Air Force and the navy. We'll be working with the leadership of Robins and the 21st century partnership and Air Force to make sure that when the availability to bring missions at Robins is there, we're the first in line, and let's get those jobs," said Scott.
Despite spending cuts with the Department of Defense, Rep. Scott says RAFB will continue to expand and create jobs for middle Georgia.
Congressman Scott also said President Obama continues to create legislation that makes government bigger and Scott believes the federal government should back off of the education system and let the state's and local governments run their own schools.