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House Proceeding 09-08-09 on Sep 8th, 2009 :: 2:25:20 to 2:29:10
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John R. Carter

2:25:17 to 2:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: are on this one particular interest, to see how we handle it and how w so with that, i yield back the balance of my time. mr. carter: reclaiming my time, i want to point out the timeline so everybody has a clear picture. it was almost a year ago when the chairman took this floor

John R. Carter

2:25:20 to 2:29:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

2:25:39 to 2:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and told us about the first event where he failed to pay taxes on real income. he said he inadvertently did it, he didn't realize had it structured that he was getting income from it. and that he was paying the taxes and that he did not expect any penalties and interest to be assessed.

John R. Carter

2:26:01 to 2:26:21( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: now, that was a year ago. what the gentleman from georgia was just describing was a provision that was placed in this health care bill that we are debating today and we're going to hear from the president of the united states tomorrow, and we've been debating -- we've been discussing for the ente

John R. Carter

2:26:22 to 2:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: august recess, we've been discussing in town halls across this country, i did 10, one of which was a tea party. thousands of people showed up to talk about this. and they talk about this bill. and i think that's what really

John R. Carter

2:26:43 to 2:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: should upset you to realize that when the chairman did not have penalties and interest assessed against him in his misfiling, he is putting a provision in the law that they're trying -- the democrats are trying to pass through congress right now, which would

John R. Carter

2:27:04 to 2:27:27( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: mean the ordinary person would pay double penalties and interest for fail to alert the i.r.s. of potential questionable tax exemptions, bar the i.r.s. for waiving penalties, they wouldn't be able to waive penalty like they did for chairman rangel, by his

John R. Carter

2:27:28 to 2:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: own provision in the language he placed in it, that there would be fines. if this keeps going on and on in the chairman's life at some point it would seem to me, this is getting blatant. yet the american people will have double fines and we're

John R. Carter

2:27:49 to 2:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: seeing the chairman having no penalties and no interest being assessed against him. that's what wee talking about. that's what the president of the united states said. that's what he wanted for the american people is that ordinary people and people who have positions of influence in this country should be treated

John R. Carter

2:28:10 to 2:28:32( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: exactly the same under the law and that is what the rule of law is all about. we establish rules and those rules will be for everybody. and there'll be no exception for the prince or the pauper. that's the way it's supposed to be.

John R. Carter

2:28:33 to 2:28:54( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and the -- this prince of the house has actually written new rules into this bill, another reason not to vote for this bill as far as i'm concerned. it's because it doesn't treat the american people as fairly, if this is fair, as he got treated. so this -- when we're talking about the rule of law, we're

John R. Carter

2:28:55 to 2:29:11( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: trying to tell you that the cement binds us together as a people. one of my good friends, who is here from the state of georgia, anothegreat georgian, one thing is the georgians will answer the call, they're always there, is my frent phil

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