Bush Tax Cuts are Working

By:  Marsha Blackburn
Date: July 19, 2004
Location: Washington, DC


BUSH TAX CUTS ARE WORKING -- (House of Representatives - July 19, 2004)

(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I brought a little article down here with me tonight because I think it is kind of instructive. Sunday morning I was watching some of the talk shows and doing a little reading, and I heard a spokesman for the Democratic candidate say, "Well, you know, this administration has wrecked the economy."

At that point in time, I happened to be reading an article here. It says, "Sales Survey: Economy is Still Picking Up Speed."

What this is talking about is the amount of growth in Tennessee's economy. Over 370 sales professionals were surveyed for their second quarter sales; 69 percent of them saw sales up over first quarter numbers.

Mr. Speaker, I think this just reminds us and proves to us that tax relief works. Continued tax relief for the American people works. Jobs are being created, over 1 million jobs in the last few months. Over 91 million Americans saw a tax cut last year. The Bush tax cuts are working.