Heller v. Obama

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller gave the Republican Party’s weekly national radio address on Aug. 27, focusing on Medicare and Social Security, which Heller described as “unsustainable in their current state.”

“If some in Washington could stop campaigning long enough to do their jobs, we could fix both and ensure their existence for generations to come. Over the past few weeks, I have been traveling around my state and speaking with Nevadans. The message is clear. It is time for both Democrats and Republicans to come together, put our differences aside so we can solve our nation’s problems, and deliver the solutions the American people are asking for. Let’s give the American people a government that works for them. Removing impediments to job creation will get Americans working again and ensure our children and grandchildren have a brighter future.”

Heller also called President Obama’s policies “a big wet blanket on our economy.”

In the Democatic weekly radio address, Obama paid tribute to first responders and U.S. troops as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks near, and he called on the public to get involved in marking the date.

“Once again, 9/11 will be a National Day of Service and Remembrance,” Obama said. “And in the days and weeks ahead, folks across the country—in all 50 states—will come together, in their communities and neighborhoods, to honor the victims of 9/11 … with acts of service and charity.”