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House Proceeding on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 1:15:45 to 1:21:20
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Virginia Foxx

1:15:41 to 1:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to spur our job creation and cut the tax for our middle class. . i just want to -- i'm going to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i

Virginia Foxx

1:15:45 to 1:21:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:16:03 to 1:16:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: may consume. my colleague from maine failed to mention her own state and what it is doing. i find it very interesting. i have an article from june 24, 2009, from the "wall street journal" called "the maine miracle." it says, mr. speer, i'd like

Virginia Foxx

1:16:24 to 1:16:45( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to put this in the entire article in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i'l just quote a couple of things from the article. at last there is a place in america where tax cutting to promote growth and attract jobs is back in fashion. who would have thought it would be maine. this month the democratic

Virginia Foxx

1:16:46 to 1:17:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: legislature and governor broke with obama-nomics that is almost a flat tax. this is a big income tax cut, especially given so many other states in the nrtheast have been increasing rates. at the end it says, one person is now democrats and augusta were able to withstand the cries

Virginia Foxx

1:17:07 to 1:17:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: of interest groups by, quote, tax cuts for the rich. without employers you don't have employees, he adds, e best social services program is a job. wise and timely advice for both democrats and republicans as recession moves on and budgets get squeezed. my colleague leaves out so cleverly the fact that her own

Virginia Foxx

1:17:28 to 1:17:49( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: state has gone against the grain of the federal government. i want to say that i'm quite interested in hearing her list all of these supposed tax cuts that are being made. but she never mentions the tax increases that are going into effect that offset these tax cuts. mr. speaker, there's an

Virginia Foxx

1:17:50 to 1:18:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: arrogance across the aisle that is almost palpable. it is that the federal government should be picking winners and losers in this country. what i was struck by was the very targeted tax cuts that my colleague is bragging about. as my colleague from indiana said, what we should be having

Virginia Foxx

1:18:12 to 1:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: in this country is an across-the-board tax cut. that's what republicans believe in. we believe the money that hardworking americans earned is their money not the government's money. it's not our right to decide how they spend their money. what republicans did, yes, taxes were cut for wealthy

Virginia Foxx

1:18:33 to 1:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: individuals, but we cut taxes for everyone. what do the democrats do over and over and over again? again it comes from an arrogance that says, a hue russ that says we are -- hubris that says we are smarter than the american people. we know how to spend your money better than you know how to spend your money. therefore we are going to tell

Virginia Foxx

1:18:54 to 1:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: you where you can get tax cuts. and if these tax cuts that were so horrible by george bush, why is it that president obama is going to continue some of those? he is going to let some expire, but he's going to continue some. so my colleagues across the aisle obviously are bashing their own president when they say these were horrible, horrible tax cuts that were put

Virginia Foxx

1:19:16 to 1:19:37( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: into effect by the bush administration. the motto of the state of north carolina is to be ratr than to seem. that hits me so often when we are on the floor and i'm listening to my colleagues across the aisle because they are always trying to seem rather than to be.

Virginia Foxx

1:19:38 to 1:19:58( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they are trying to say to the american people, look at the wonderful things we are doing for you. the american people have had about all they can stand of the good things that the democrats are trying to do for them. and i think today is a great example of that. it is ironic that this is tax day and they are going to

Virginia Foxx

1:19:59 to 1:20:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: probably be a million or so pele out on the mall this afternoon near the washington monument. these are folks whoave said i have had it up to here with the federal government. these people are involved with the tea party movement and i welcome them to washington. i welcome the fact that they are everywhere today, all over the country.

Virginia Foxx

1:20:21 to 1:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: having these meetings where they are saying, it's time for us to take back our country. it's time for us to tell the federal government we just about had enough of you in terms of your taking away our money and deciding where to spend it. and i think it's a wonderful movement and that we should encourage it at every opportunity.

Virginia Foxx

1:20:42 to 1:21:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: because this is what this country's about. the first three words of the constitution are written larger than the rest of the words, and they are "we the people." and we need to be honoring those people who are coming here and who are demonstrating all over the country that they have had it with the democratic party. ey have had it with government

Virginia Foxx

1:21:03 to 1:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: spending. they have had it with debt. and i want to encourage them to do more and more and more and send a message to our colleagues, they don't care for the way they are being treated by the democrats in charge of this government right now. they have had enough of it and

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