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Senate Proceeding on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 4:16:35 to 4:18:25
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Sam Brownback

4:16:22 to 4:16:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: half an hour and the democratic side had a half an hour. mr. gregg: how much time is available under that agreement to our side? the presiding officer: nine minutes. mr. gregg: thank you. mr. crapo: thank you, mr. president. i would ask at this time if my colleague from tennessee or any of our other colleagues here

Sam Brownback

4:16:35 to 4:18:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Sam Brownback

4:16:43 to 4:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: have anything further to say at this point on the amendment? a senator: mr. president, i do, and that is that if we're going to grow the economy in the united states, we need to provide some sort of tax certainty. mr. brownback: we have learned over our history that when we deal with taxes, people don't react if they think things are up in the air.

Sam Brownback

4:17:06 to 4:17:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: if they look at i and they say, i don't know, my taxes may go up, my taxes my go down, i'm going to sit on the sideline. one of the things that the crapo amendment does that provides some certainty to it says okay, if you're in this category, this is what your taxes are going to be. it isn't going to be going up on you. and that typically in our past when people can provide a level of certainty on tax policy, then

Sam Brownback

4:17:28 to 4:17:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: people are more willing to act because they're saying all right, yes,aybe i can go out and i will invest and i will do this as a small business. this will help an investment and we have got a climate right now where people are not willing to invest because we don't know what the rules are, they don't know what their tax rates are going to be so they are just sitting back. this will help provide that level of certainty. so i would hope that we would do

Sam Brownback

4:17:50 to 4:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: this as a way to help the economy, as a way to fulfill the president's promise, as a way to help fix the bill and do what the president says he wants to see done and help grow the economy and get some certainty on our tax policy. with that, i would yield back to my colleague from idaho. mr. crapo: i thank the senator from kansas.

Sam Brownback

4:18:11 to 4:18:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: let's put up the picture. i would just like to go back and summarize now as we conclude, unless the senator from new hampshire has any comments to make at this point? mr. gregg: i want to congratulate the senator from idaho for bringing this forward because there has been a lot of

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