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Providing for consideration of H.R. 5970, Estate Tax and Extention of Tax Relief Act of 2006

Location: Washington, DC

PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 5970, ESTATE TAX AND EXTENSION OF TAX RELIEF ACT OF 2006 -- (House of Representatives - July 28, 2006)


Mr. SHERMAN. This is a sham procedure. A 1,000-page bill. No time to read it. It is an insulting bill. In order to provide a tiny increase in the minimum wage, we have to give billions of dollars of tax cuts to those who are inheriting from families with over a $7 million estate.

But there is a special hypocrisy here. You see, this minimum-wage bill has a poison pill. They know it won't pass the Senate. There is only one pay-increase bill that is supposed to become law. That is the one that includes our pay raise. Our pay raise went through on a clean bill. They knew it would pass the Senate. The minimum-wage increase goes with a poison pill that is dead on arrival in the Senate. We know which pay raise they want, and which pay raise they don't want.



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