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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 6:00:00 to 6:02:30
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Louie Gohmert

5:59:58 to 6:00:22( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: just frankly squander the trust that the american public has put in them. i yield back. mr. gohmert: i thank my friend from illinois so very much and, you know, i've been talking to people all over my district and of course today with tens of thousands of people going through the crowds and hearing from people, talking to people. it's been staggering. but i had a conversation last

Louie Gohmert

6:00:00 to 6:02:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Louie Gohmert

6:00:23 to 6:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: night before i came to e floor with a gentleman, small business, he has under 20 employees, but he was saying, in my 25 years in this business, i've never been so on the bubble as i am right now. i'm hanging on by fingernails.

Louie Gohmert

6:00:45 to 6:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: you put a 2% tax on me, much less an 8% payroll tax on me, i'm done. i'm out of business and everybody that works for me is out of business. and when the number-one concern in america is the economy, jobs, and really not just jobs but careers.

Louie Gohmert

6:01:07 to 6:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: we're destroying careers here. people want jobs, no, they need careers. but we're destroying them right and left. here's an article this week about caterpillar. they looked to the president and they said, please, don't do this. this will cost us $100 million in the first year.

Louie Gohmert

6:01:28 to 6:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: how do y is in -- you know, they're doing ok, they're the world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment, but they have said they're barely hanging on. the president went to caterpillar and said they're barely hanging on, we're going to help them, how is helping them, putting another $100 million burden on them? they're going to have to let people go.

Louie Gohmert

6:01:51 to 6:02:11( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: they may drive caterpillar overseas like we have to so many businesses. but i'm telling you, my heart breaks for these businesspeople who love their employs, they' been with them for a long time and we're hearing, i don't want to lose my employees. i'm either going to have to close down, have my employees

Louie Gohmert

6:02:12 to 6:02:30( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: take dramatic pay cuts at a time they sure can't afford it, or i'm out of business. those are the choices i got. i appreciate my friend, dr. burgess, medical doctor being here with probably more

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