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House Proceeding 04-14-10 on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 0:45:20 to 0:48:55
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Jerry Moran

0:45:17 to 0:45:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: troops are brought safely home. i suppose i'll be giving my 351st speech tomorrow, and i yield back the rest of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. jones of north carolina. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to speak to the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: if there is no objection, the gentleman is recognized for

Jerry Moran

0:45:20 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Jerry Moran

0:45:38 to 0:46:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: five minutes. mr. moran: in these final hours of this season of taxes, our tax system is deeply flawed and in need of significant reform. american workers are asked to work for three full months to fill their yearly state, local

Jerry Moran

0:46:03 to 0:46:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: and federal tax obligations. it will force a quarter of their income to prop up expanding bureaucracy and increasing federal employment is just wrong. we are taught at a young age to work hard and that we will reap the benefits of hard work. americans have witnessed that government is claiming more and more of those hard-earned benefits from the fruits of our labors.

Jerry Moran

0:46:24 to 0:46:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: instead of searching for a way to provide relief for some american households, some in the administration have proposed new taxes that will further burden small businesses and consumers. the european style added tax would levy a tax at each stage of manufacturing, thereby increasing the cost of the finished product. this is damaging not only to the consumer but also to many

Jerry Moran

0:46:46 to 0:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: industries involved in manufacturing production. i'm a member of the anti-fat caucus. i recognize the dangers of imposing this new tax upon the american economy, and i've joined over a dozen of my colleagues in working to educate members of congress on the problems posed by establishing a whole new series of taxes.

Jerry Moran

0:47:07 to 0:47:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: instead of adding new taxes, congress should be focused on reforming the current tax structure. i called upon the new chairman of the house ways and means committee, the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, to schedule hearings on tax code simplification. the fair tax proposal is one of those ideas that i've asked his committee to consider. the fair tax can start the conversation onax reform, and

Jerry Moran

0:47:29 to 0:47:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: i encourage my colleagues who are serious about having this discussion to join me in contacting the chairman. people across the country are demanding that congress listen to their concerns and fd a more equitable and less burdensome way of paying taxes. i share their frustration and have called upon my colleagues in congress to put the politics aside and provide tax relief

Jerry Moran

0:47:50 to 0:48:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: and reform for this country. americans have made it known that they are in need of serious tax reform. through increased spending and budget deficits, congress has awaken and american majority that is dedicated to govement reform. members of congress have an obligation to be responsive to our people' needs. as the american people gather this week to make their voices

Jerry Moran

0:48:11 to 0:48:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: heard, congress must listen. these gatherings are occurring all over our country and here on capitol hill. in my home state of kansas, these engaged citizenwill be meeting in mound city this evening, salina and wichita tomorrow, and in ottawa and impouria will have meetings on saturday. while these gatherings are

Jerry Moran

0:48:33 to 0:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: occurring, millions of other americans unable to attend will join in spirit to protest the expansion of government in our daily lives. as we approach the end of tax season congress must rember the sacrifices made by each american household. while this is the end of tax season, the rest of the year should be deemed the season of tax reform. the american people need relief

Jerry Moran

0:48:54 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: and congress should respond.

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