Ms. FOXX. Madam Speaker, yesterday was an exciting day for those of us who believe the American people know best. Thousands of people came to Capitol Hill to tell Speaker Pelosi that they do not want her tax increase government takeover of health care. They said that this bill is a bill the American people cannot afford. Republicans in the House agree with them.
Hardworking Americans do not want to pay for abortions and illegal aliens and should not have to pay for them.
Unemployment is now 10.2 percent, and this bill will make it worse. Like other ill-conceived bills such as the wrongly named stimulus bill that the Democrats have crammed down the throats of the American people, the so-called health reform bill will do more harm than good.
Speaker Pelosi, listen to the voices of the American people. My colleagues on the other side, listen to the voices of the American people. Do not vote for more taxes, more government control, and an erosion of our freedoms. Remember, the first three words of the Constitution are, ``We the people.''