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House Proceeding 05-21-08 on May 21st, 2008 :: 3:46:44 to 3:49:38
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Jim McDermott

3:44:34 to 3:46:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

3:46:33 to 3:46:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: washington state reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. mccrery: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the distinguished minority whip, the gentleman from missouri,

Roy Blunt

3:46:44 to 3:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: mr. unt. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri is recognized for three minutes. mr. blunt: thank you, mr. speaker. and thank the gentleman for recognizing me and giving me time.

Roy Blunt

3:46:44 to 3:49:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt

3:46:59 to 3:47:10( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: we are for extending these good tax policies on research and development. we are for extending these good tax policies on energy research particularly. as republicans, as conservatives of people

Roy Blunt

3:47:10 to 3:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: who actually brought these tax policies to the table to start with, of course we are for them. now, a one-year extension is not the right amount of time. we can debate that. i hope we have

Roy Blunt

3:47:21 to 3:47:34( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: time to because this is not the last day we are going to see this bill. if you're really serious about energy research, try to go to borrow money with a one-year plan. you can't borrow

Roy Blunt

3:47:34 to 3:47:48( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: money with a one-year plan. you can't take a chance with a one-year plan. you can't hire people with a one-year plan. surely everybody here knows that. this should be if we were really serious about

Roy Blunt

3:47:48 to 3:47:58( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: extending these policies, we should be sending signals that we are committed to these policies for a long time. but we are for the policies that we are talking aboutn current law. we are not

Roy Blunt

3:47:58 to 3:48:15( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: nearly as excited about the new things added, the tax breaks for lawyers who have taken a case on coin continue againcy and wants taxpayers to subsidize their dealing with that case by

Roy Blunt

3:48:15 to 3:48:25( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: these new ideas in the tax code, but we are for the continuation of good policies. but we are not for believing that continued good tax policies you have to pay for those by taxing other people.

Roy Blunt

3:48:25 to 3:48:39( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: if these tax policies are good enough for now, they are good enough to continue to be the policies of the future. this house decided last year on the alternative minimum tax that, well, we

Roy Blunt

3:48:39 to 3:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: don't want more people to slip into that bad tax situation so we are going to move forward without having taxes that replace what would happen if we didn't try to maintain the current status

Roy Blunt

3:48:53 to 3:49:05( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: of taxes. that's what we are for. maintaining current policies, giving them as much life as possible and not assuming that other taxpayers have to suffer in an economy that we need to be sending

Roy Blunt

3:49:05 to 3:49:18( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: signs of growth and productivity to, not signs of moredeas for the federal government to increase taxes. i hope we can come back to a bill that extends goodolicy, that does it for a longer

Roy Blunt

3:49:18 to 3:49:26( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: period of time, and doesn't seem to feel it's necessary to tax other people to extend policies that are working in the tax code today. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields

Roy Blunt

3:49:26 to 3:49:38( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington state. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i would remind the gentleman from missouri that during the six years that the bush administration

Jim McDermott

3:49:38 to 3:49:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: had a rubber stamp congress up here, they put it out one year at a time. now you want us to make it long. we'll see. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from illinois, mr. emanuel. the speaker

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