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Senate Proceeding on Jun 7th, 2011 :: 0:59:45 to 1:00:44
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Sheldon Whitehouse

0:59:41 to 1:00:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: 18,000 corporations; really? do we think 18,000 corporations are doing real business out of that building? as chairman conrad has pointed out, the only business going on in that building is funny business; monkey business with the u.s. tax code. this is estimated to cost us as much as $100 billion every year.

Sheldon Whitehouse

0:59:45 to 1:00:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:00:03 to 1:00:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: and for every one of those $100 billion lost to the tax cheaters hiding down there in the cayman islands, honest tax-paying americans and honest tax-paying american corporations have to pay an extra dollar or more to make up the difference. we recently voted for a continuing resolution to fund the government for the remainder

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:00:25 to 1:00:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: of the fiscal year, and in it i supported and my colleagues supported belt-tightening across many agencies and programs, including even cuts in the accounts that fund senators' offices. so we're not against cuts but serious people understand that we can't just cut our way back to a balanced budget. there simply isn't enough to cut.

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