Cochran, Wicker not ‘thrilled’ with Obama’s spending list

Sen. Thad Cochran said now that Obama has shared his priorities, “it is time for him to work with the new Congress on solutions to the challenges facing our nation at home and abroad.

“An improving national economy is good news,” Cochran said in a statement, “but it is not the result of the executive orders, new regulations or government mandates dispensed by the Obama administration over the last six years of slow growth.”

Sen. Roger Wicker told reporters he “wasn’t thrilled with the president’s laundry list of new spending … that we can’t afford” in a time of soaring national debt.

Wicker he was disappointed with the speech and that it seemed at times Obama was “goading, almost taunting the House and Senate to stand for one applause line or another.”