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House Proceeding on Jul 13th, 2009 :: 0:06:20 to 0:09:20
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Virginia Foxx

0:06:19 to 0:06:42( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina , ms. foxx, for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank u very much, mr. speaker. today our nation is with tremendous economic problems with unemployment reaching a 26-year hiatt 9.5%. last month alone our economy shed 467,000 jobs.

Virginia Foxx

0:06:20 to 0:09:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:06:43 to 0:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: in december, 2006, the u.s. had had 54 straight months of job growth, the longest in the history of this country. democrats took over the congress in our economy has been going downhill since then. since january, 2009, when president obama became

Virginia Foxx

0:07:05 to 0:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: president and the democrats continued to control congress, things have really gone downhill. americans of all walks of life are hurting and cutting back as consumer spending slumps and more families find themselves with a breadwinner without work. what we need to get us out of this slump are policies aimed at helping employers create jobs.

Virginia Foxx

0:07:27 to 0:07:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: when employers create jobs and start hiring, the unemployed can get back to work and rejoin the ranks of the workers that make our nation great. and what kind of policies encourage employers to create jobs? policies that reduce the burden of government mandates and keep the tax man from dipping too deep into the pockets of those

Virginia Foxx

0:07:48 to 0:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: who create jobs, small business owners. what we're talking aut is cutting back the jungle of red tape and keeping taxes low for the entrepreneurs who always lead the way toward economic recovery. in 1802 thomas jefferson put it this way. if we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the

Virginia Foxx

0:08:09 to 0:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy. he was voicing a common insight into the tendency of government to quickly put burdensome mandates on entrepreneurs and job creating small businesses under the guise of lending a helping hand. today we know this syndrome as big government. unfortunately, for the real

Virginia Foxx

0:08:30 to 0:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: engines of job creation in america, the ways and means committee democrats floated a massive tax hike in the past few days that will fall squarely on small business owners and entrepreneurs. sure they will market their $540 billion tax increase as a, quote, surtax on the wealthy, end quote, and you can bet your last dollar that anyone who

Virginia Foxx

0:08:52 to 0:09:13( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: dares to question this tax will be called a defender of the wealthy. how about defending the small businesses that will help pull us out of the recession? how about looking out for innovators and risk takers whose ideas and products create jobs and grow our economy? these are the people who will be shelling out for this new $540 billion tax, and they're the very same people who could

Virginia Foxx

0:09:14 to 0:09:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: be hiring the unemployed and creating jobs if we just give them the breathing room they need instead of hiking their

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