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House Proceeding on Mar 17th, 2009 :: 0:40:35 to 0:43:50
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Marsha Blackburn

0:40:32 to 0:40:45( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: actually ask this time the ethics committee to investigate this matter. withhat i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time of three

Marsha Blackburn

0:40:35 to 0:43:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Marsha Blackburn

0:40:58 to 0:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: minutes has expired. the gentlelady from tennessee, mrs. blackburn, is recognized for 3 3/4, the remaining amount of time. the gentlewoman is yielded to. mrs. blackburn: i thank the speaker. and if i do not use all of that, madam speaker, i will yield to my colleague. madam speaker, i rise today to talk a little bit about the

Marsha Blackburn

0:41:21 to 0:41:42( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: budget issues that are before us and about how we are spending too much, we're borrowing too much and we're taxing too much. recently, one of my constituents came up and she had a child in her arms. it was her 6-month-old grandchild. and she looked at me and said, marsha, you know it makes me

Marsha Blackburn

0:41:43 to 0:42:03( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: angry when you all spend money that i haven't made but when congress is spending money that this grand baby has not made, it just absolutely infuriates me. it makes me want to come to washington and knock on the doors of the members of congress and say, what are you doing to this child's future? and, madam speaker, that is

Marsha Blackburn

0:42:04 to 0:42:24( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: what our constituents are saying when they look at this budget proposal that contains the largest tax increase in history. $1.4 trillion over a 10-year period of time. now, some of my constituents have said, where do they get this money? where does this come from? and how do they plan -- what

Marsha Blackburn

0:42:25 to 0:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: are they taxing to come up with $1.4 trillion? well, i want to talk a second about the cap and tax proposal that the president and the administration has brought forward. and i want to use a quote that the president made in an editorial board with "the san francisco chronicle" in january, 2008. and it said, under my plan of a

Marsha Blackburn

0:42:48 to 0:43:08( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. that will cost money. that will pass the money on to consumers. now, that was in january, 2008. and what we see is, yes, electricity rates will go up. every time an individual flips

Marsha Blackburn

0:43:09 to 0:43:30( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: on a light switch, every time they punch the brew button on their coffeemaker, every time they turn on their computer it is going to cost them more money. every single time. to the tune of $3,128 per family per year.

Marsha Blackburn

0:43:31 to 0:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: that is what we are beginning to see. this is going to increase your cost of doing business in your home every single day of living, that maintenance of life that we all go through. we're ve concerned about this part of the proposal, the cap and tax.

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