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Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2, Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act; Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 9, Instructing Certain Committees to Report Legislation Replacing the Job-Killing Health Care Law; and for Other Purposes

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Mrs. HARTZLER. Members on the opposite side of the aisle said we need to be passing a jobs bill. Well, this is a jobs bill, because I can testify, as a person who's newly elected and been on the campaign trail for a while, that in the Fourth District we had small businesses that are not hiring and not expanding because of the health care bill. We have got to repeal this so that we can create more jobs.

I am a small business owner myself, and I can tell you, since this has passed, that health insurance premiums have skyrocketed in anticipation of the mandate that is going to be forced on them. So, if we want to get serious about creating jobs, we need to start by repealing this.

This is also a bill to rein in the runaway spending that is devastating our country, and it's mortgaging our children's future. As a mother, that's important to me. This bill put another $1.2 trillion of debt on our country. We cannot afford that.

Lastly, this is a freedom bill. The people in my district do not want the government telling them they have to buy a private product and then mandating what is in that product. That is unconstitutional. By passing this last year, you have taken away my freedom, the freedom of the people of the Fourth District, and the freedom of this country. We deserve better.

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