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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 2:41:30 to 2:43:25
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Marsha Blackburn

2:41:26 to 2:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: i think you had a point and also the beginning of the bill and it's already giving my eyes a headache. inches of paper stacked up there, doctor? that's where we are now. we haven't done the amendments at 3:00 in the morning yet. i do yield to the gentlelady from -- mrs. blackbu: what we see in

Marsha Blackburn

2:41:30 to 2:43:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

2:41:47 to 2:42:09( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: this stack of a bill, the 1,100 pages that are there in that bill, 1,683 times, it gives you the directive of you shall do -- individuals shall do this. let me explain what this means. when you're a mother, many times you will tell your children, well, you can go out and play if you want to, you can do this if

Marsha Blackburn

2:42:10 to 2:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: you want to, but when you rea make a point, you say, you are going to go to time out or you are going to do your homework, no question, no options. in legislative parlance, that is what shall means. you have to do this. now, 47 times it uses the word

Marsha Blackburn

2:42:33 to 2:42:54( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: must, you must do this and that. and 495 times it uses the word require. all of these are new mandates on the american people. to make it worse, 172 times it talks about taxes, taxpayer, taxable activity.

Marsha Blackburn

2:42:55 to 2:43:16( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: 172 times. and 99 times it uses penalties. the demo party of punishment, and they are going to punish americans severely in this health care bill. and to the gentleman from georgia, i loved the fact that he talked about the taxes.

Marsha Blackburn

2:43:17 to 2:43:25( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: that portion that he so betifully articulated would create $300 billion in new revenue for the government.

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