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Senate Proceeding on Nov 1st, 2007 :: 0:25:05 to 0:27:42
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Lamar Alexander

0:20:39 to 0:25:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

0:24:51 to 0:25:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: you, mr. president. i yield the floor. mr. corker: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: thank you, mr. president. i rise also today to speak regarding senate

Bob Corker

0:25:05 to 0:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: bill 2233. i'm always honored to be in the presence of our senior senator from tennessee, and i'm honored to follow him today talking about the same topic that he just finished talking about. one of

Bob Corker

0:25:05 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

0:25:18 to 0:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the great things about our country, mr. president, is that we are set up in a manner that we allow states to choose how they govern their individual states on things relate ing to the way they tax

Bob Corker

0:25:30 to 0:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: their citizens. and, as mr. alexander -- senator alexander just state ed, in the state of tennessee we have decide ed, after tremendous amount amounts of debate over decades, that we like being taxed

Bob Corker

0:25:43 to 0:26:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: through a sales tax. as you know -- and was just stated -- americans all across the country that are in states where they have an income tax or a payroll tax are able to deduct that from their federal

Bob Corker

0:26:01 to 0:26:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: income taxes. and, again, in order to continue to support the fairness of the way we treat states, certainly those that choose -- those that choose to sues a sales tax -- to use a sales tax to raise revenues

Bob Corker

0:26:15 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: for schools and really want to leave it in the hands of their citizens really to decide how much they pay in income taxes tax,those states states ought to be able to deduct those from their federal income

Bob Corker

0:26:25 to 0:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: taxes. this is an issue of fairness. this absolutely is an issue of fairness. and i hope that today we've introduced a bill, as senator alexander has state ed -- i hope today to convince other senators

Bob Corker

0:26:38 to 0:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: that this is an issue of fairness and they should support this bill, which would permanent permanently -- permanently allow the nine states that today use a sale tax as a way of raising revenues for

Bob Corker

0:26:55 to 0:27:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: their states to be able to deduct those. as was mentioned, 11.2 million americans across our country took the sales tax deduction last year. 600,000 tennesseans took that deduction. and it saves

Bob Corker

0:27:09 to 0:27:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: tennesseans about $400 a year. since much has already been said said, i will close my comment again urge ing senators on both sides of the aisle to support this bill which indicates fairness for all

Bob Corker

0:27:29 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: americans. thank you. mr. inhofe: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: mr. president, the leadership has had -- had targeted november 16 for adjourn adjournment of this

James Inhofe

0:27:42 to 0:27:55( Edit History Discussion )

James Inhofe: session of congress, although i think that we all believe that's a little overly optimistic. regardless, i am concerned that as of yet we have not considered an annual tax extender package containing

James Inhofe

0:27:42 to 0:34:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Inhofe

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