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Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act

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Mrs. BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, I think that it is important for us to realize what is happening here today, and I do oppose the legislation that the majority is bringing forward today.

Today, we are being asked to raise taxes for 10 years in order to pay for Medicaid for 6 months. Now, think about that. Only here in Washington would an action like that seem to make sense or even be thought to be sustainable: 10 years to pay for 6 months.

Now, this is why the people across this Nation oppose this type action, and I think if my friends were home listening instead of here in D.C. spending some more that what they would hear from people is they are sick and tired. They have really gotten their fill of continuing to tax, continuing to spend, robbing Peter to pay Paul, and going through this process of kicking the can down the road but not addressing the problems.

The spending is out of control, the American people are overtaxed, this government is overspent, and it is time that we demand accountability.

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