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House Proceeding 04-15-10 on Apr 16th, 2010 :: 0:25:25 to 0:27:55
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Keith Ellison

0:25:16 to 0:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: going to assist me in the presentation. so we'll just take a very brief moment to get set up here. the speaker pro tempore: the

Keith Ellison

0:25:25 to 0:27:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison

0:25:39 to 0:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: gentleman is recognized. mr. ellison: madam speaker, my name is keith ellison and i am here yet again on behalf of the progressive caucus to talk about a progressive message. a progressive message, the idea of which, madam speaker, is to help convey to the american

Keith Ellison

0:26:00 to 0:26:21( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: people that there are a body of members of this united states congress who care about making america fairer, more inclusive, greater respect for due process of law, promoting peace around the world. there is a progressive caucus in the united states congress. many members are a part of it. over 80.

Keith Ellison

0:26:22 to 0:26:43( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: and we are advocating policies tht would make america at peace with its neighbors, promoting peace around the world, being a force for bringing nations together. we are talking about immigration reform and i'm joined today by one of our very best speakers and freshman leader here in the congress who has distinguished

Keith Ellison

0:26:44 to 0:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: himself very early on in many areas by mr. jar odd polis who i'going to yield to for just a moment. but tonight, madam speaker, we're going to be talking about taxes because today is tax day. we're going to be talking about taxes from a progressive point of view.

Keith Ellison

0:27:06 to 0:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: the point is that the united states congress has been doing some tax cutting on behalf of the american people, but not from the perspective of the people who have been most blessed among us. from the perspective of the ardworking folks who have to put it down every day to make it. those folks who could use a small tax cut to make sure that

Keith Ellison

0:27:27 to 0:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: they can meet their needs, groceries, things they need around the house. as a matter of fact, madam speaker, you pay fewer taxes under president obama than under president bush but this may not apply to the most wealthy americans but it applies to the vast majority of americans. and so it's in this spirit today that we're going to be talking

Keith Ellison

0:27:50 to 0:27:56( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: about a progressive message as we discuss progressive taxation which are the dues that we pay

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