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House Proceeding 03-18-09 on Mar 18th, 2009 :: 2:39:15 to 2:40:35
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W. Todd Akin

2:39:11 to 2:39:31( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: china is now the number one manufacturing company in the world and -- country in the world and now we're in a situation, how do we climb out of it. mr. akin: to summarize what we've been talking about, we're taxing toouch, we're spending too much, and third of all, we're borrowing too much.

W. Todd Akin

2:39:32 to 2:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: that's the way things are going. we've tried that approach before we tried it in the great depression, it turned a recession into the great depression. henry mor again thousand is the one who made it clear it didn't work. the jobs that have been lost, since the democrat majority. this thing is really going up in terms of jobs lost.

W. Todd Akin

2:39:53 to 2:40:14( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: why is that? because small businesses are getting hammered and they're the source of a great number of those jobs. if we do not have the liquidity and we don't allow the small businessmen to keep what they earn and to invest in their companies, we lose jobs thsms what's going on. it's predictable, it's happened this way for years.

W. Todd Akin

2:40:15 to 2:40:35( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: all throughout history. and the solution is straightforward. there is a solution. path. but it means we have to stop spending, we've got to stop taxing, we've got to stop boar reing. we've got to let some liquidity back for the small businessmen and you'll see the job thing turn around.

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