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House Proceeding on Oct 6th, 2009 :: 0:05:00 to 0:08:30
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Virginia Foxx

0:04:57 to 0:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: confidence in our nation's health care system and that is what we will do here in the house of representatives this fall. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. ms. foxx: ank you, mr. speaker. a few days ago the labor department released its monthly unemployment report.

Virginia Foxx

0:05:00 to 0:08:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:05:18 to 0:05:39( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: it was another month of bad news for unemployed americans looking for work. in september we lost 263,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 9.8%. a 26-year high and according to the labor department the number of unemployed people now stands

Virginia Foxx

0:05:40 to 0:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: at 15.1 million. this is an american tragedy. there are millions of breadwinners desperate for an opportunity to get back to work, but for far too many these opportunities seem inaccessible and washington doesn't seem to get it. instead, it's business as usual here in washington. borrow and spend is washington's prescription for

Virginia Foxx

0:06:02 to 0:06:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: our ailing economy. but americans know that we cannot borrow and spend our way into prosperity. we tried that already and it didn't work. nevertheless my democrat colleagues insisted on passing a stimulus bill that borrowed another $1 trillion that would create jobs immediately and unemployment would not rise

Virginia Foxx

0:06:23 to 0:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: above 8%. the facts tell another more discouraging story. more than 2.7 million jobs have been lost since the so-called stimulus was signed by president obama. and the labor department keeps churning out these gloomy monthly unemployment reports. today there are about 12 million workers who would like

Virginia Foxx

0:06:44 to 0:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to work full-time but can't fi a full-time job. u.s. auto sales plummeted in september and factorys tumbled by the largest amount in five months. the american people know a true economic recovery starts with tax relief for american

Virginia Foxx

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

Virginia Foxx: families and small businesses and fiscal discipline in washington. ha to buckle down and trim their budgets, washington should too. we can't keep running $1.5 trillion deficits and expect economic growth as a result. house republicans agree with the american people.

Virginia Foxx

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

Virginia Foxx: washington needs to rein in the run away spending. for example this week congress is poised to pass a agriculture spending bill which includes a 14% increase in discretionary spending. there's plenty of good to be said about some of the spending in this bill, but it's unrestrained increase in spending is emblematic of washington's intractable

Virginia Foxx

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

Virginia Foxx: profligate habits. we can find a way to live within our means and create real incentives for employers to create jobs and get people back to work. how about using what remains of the stimulus money to create a job tax credit for employers who take risks and put americans back to work? such a tax credit could spur

Virginia Foxx

0:08:09 to 0:08:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: new job creation and help reinvigorate our battered economy. plus it keeps taxpayer money out of wasteful government programs and politicians' pet projects. until we start to consider such real solutions to our job deficits, i will continue to oppose the democrats' job

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