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House Proceeding 10-26-09 on Oct 26th, 2009 :: 3:26:30 to 3:32:35
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Virginia Foxx

3:26:22 to 3:26:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: individuals the opportity to take a tax deduction or a tax credit and buy their own health insurance. we have a system now where we give that preference to companies but we don't give to it individuals. so a simple thing to do would be to simply say, you as an individual can buy your health

Virginia Foxx

3:26:30 to 3:32:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

3:26:45 to 3:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: insurance, and you can take the same deduction your employer has been taking all these years, it won't cost the federal government a dime. we can also allow people to buy insurance across state lines. that can be done, won't cost the federal government a dime.

Virginia Foxx

3:27:06 to 3:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: medical malpractice reform, get rid of frivolous lawsuits. texas, i know, has done that california has done it. my own sate sta of north caro north carolina has tried on several occasions but th democrat-controlled legislature won't allow it to be dobe because they're basically beholden trial lawyers.

Virginia Foxx

3:27:27 to 3:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: those are the three most important things that people want. they want accessibility, and affordability. we can take care of those without spending any money whatsoever. but the democrats seem intent on spending money. this is really not about health care. i think we all know it. i think the examples my

Virginia Foxx

3:27:49 to 3:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: colleague from texas was using from h.r. 3200 are very clear, this is about government control of our lives. this year in the house, we have passed a bill that allows the government to take over programs for students going to

Virginia Foxx

3:28:10 to 3:28:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: college. that another takeover of our lives. the government has taken over car companies, car production companies. it's going to be having the government run every aspect of our lives and i want to point out that part of the problem again is that we have a real

Virginia Foxx

3:28:32 to 3:28:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: difference in philosophy here in we have a difference of philosophy here in the house. republicans think that it's best for individuals to take care of themselves and to keep as much of their money as they possibly can. democrats want to take as much money from citizens as they can and let the government run their lives. i just want to give a couple of

Virginia Foxx

3:28:54 to 3:29:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: examples of what's happened since the democrats have taken control of the congress. the spending has increased in 2009 alone, the stimulus funding and the budgets, we've looked at that and found it -- found that

Virginia Foxx

3:29:15 to 3:29:36( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: all federal agencies will on average receive a 50% increase in appropriated funds from 2008 to 2010. at the same time, real family incomes fell by 3.6% last year. the people in washington in control of the purse don't act like there's any recession.

Virginia Foxx

3:29:37 to 3:29:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they keep spending, spending, spending. another thing that's a real problem with this health plan th that it's going to cause the loss of another 5.5 million jobs. i know many people who watch us, even when we read from sections of the bills, think this just

Virginia Foxx

3:29:58 to 3:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: isn't possible. how could you have people in charge of this congress who are so anti-capitalism, who are so anti-all of the values that have made this country a great country. i know it's hard to believe. but it happens every day. and it continues to happen.

Virginia Foxx

3:30:19 to 3:30:40( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: we have, again, a deficit that's right now -- for last year, $1.4 trillion. and yet, since the year began, we are on target to have an increase of that next year of 12%. it's an article in today's "wall

Virginia Foxx

3:30:41 to 3:31:01( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: st out. and the in ar spending. i want to point out in the mandatory spending progr medicare and medicaid, and my colleagues know i hate the word mandatory spending, because there's no such thing, we simply

Virginia Foxx

3:31:02 to 3:31:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: allow things to go on automatic pilot and they increase in spending every year because we've written it into the law. but we control that. there's nothing mandatory about it. we allow it to be that way. medicare, this ye, went up 9.8%.

Virginia Foxx

3:31:23 to 3:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: spending for medicare. and spending on medicaid went up 24.7% in the fiscal year that just ended october 1. and we are to believe that by putting in a brand new health

Virginia Foxx

3:31:45 to 3:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: care program that purports to cover every citizen in the country, that we're going to reduce spending? i've got some swampland in new mexico i'll sell you if you believe that story. it cannot happen. we cannot add people to the

Virginia Foxx

3:32:06 to 3:32:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: medicare rolls and spend less money. it just isn't going to happen. i think it's incumbent on us here in the congress who understand the truth, who have read h.r. 3200, to come out here every night, every day, and explain to the american people, we are not selling you a bill of goods.

Virginia Foxx

3:32:27 to 3:32:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they are selling you a bill of goods. because all you have to do is read the bill and you will see it and match up the numbers with what's been happening.

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