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American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. BURRIS. Mr. President, very briefly, in terms of President Obama's speech last night on the crisis in the gulf, I just want to let it be known for the record that I support our President in that speech and every effort he has made in trying to get direction and a solution to the problems we are experiencing down on our gulf coast.

I find it disheartening and disappointing all these commentators who want to attack our President, want him to be angry, want him to act. I have no idea what they want this man to do. But I know this man is doing all he can for the people of America. I ask those commentators to get off of his back, stop attacking the President, who had nothing to do with that problem and is putting everything he has with the resources America has to solve this problem.

This has never happened before in our history. It is a problem beyond comprehension. Yet, still, these Monday morning quarterbacks sit back and criticize and bring out their undocumented types of statements about our President that I just feel emotionally disturbed about.

So I say to all Americans, this President is doing all he can to support this issue we are facing, and you have to deal with BP, you have to deal with Transocean, and you have to deal with Halliburton. Those are the ones who are responsible for this problem. Let's go after them. Make them pay. Make them deal with this and get the solution and, therefore, Americans can move forward.

Thank you, Mr. President.

I yield the floor, and I suggest the absence of a quorum.

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