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Senate Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 3rd, 2009 :: 5:20:15 to 5:22:20
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John Ensign

5:20:12 to 5:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: it's not they were wrong. mr. ensign: would my friend from california yield for a question? mrs. boxer: yes, i will. mr. ensign: mr. president, i wonder if my friend from california is aware that because the opponents of this measure are saying that joint tax seems

John Ensign

5:20:15 to 5:22:20( Edit History Discussion )
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John Ensign

5:20:34 to 5:20:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: to be the experts that we should trust, is my friend from california aware that in 2004, when we were doing this debate, that the joint tax committee estimated that this measure would decrease revenues by billion?

John Ensign

5:20:57 to 5:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: but, from california aware that this actually produced to the federal government a net of 6 billion in tax revenue, not hurting the government revenue but help the government rev tphaoufplt and i would just further ask through

John Ensign

5:21:21 to 5:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: the chair that is my friend from california aware that joint tax last year scored this very same measure at 8 billion, and this year they scored it at 9 billion? so, was last year's estimate right? was this year's estimate right when they were wrong in 2004?

John Ensign

5:21:42 to 5:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: they were so wrong in 2004, when, by the way, the outside economists were right in 2004. the inside economists were wrong in 2004. was my friend from c aware of those facts? mrs. boxer: i was aware. and you're absolutely right. they said billion would be added to the treasury, and in essence, 6 billion was added

John Ensign

5:22:03 to 5:22:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: to the treasury. and even now they're saying over the first twoears there will be billion added to the treasury. the fac-- and my friends don't talk about that. they talk about the long range. but i also want to say to my friends vociferously, on the other side

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