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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. LONG. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 2. In this country, we have the finest doctors, the finest nurses, the finest protocols, the finest facilities in the world. That's not a government-run system.

I swore to uphold the Constitution 2 weeks ago today in this, the people's House.

The people have spoken, and they don't want Washington bureaucrats coming between them and their doctors. They would like to make their own decisions.

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but that's exactly what the majority tried to do last year by using 10 years of taxes to pay for a 6-year program, increasing spending by $2.6 trillion. Now, that's not what I would call affordable when it's one-sixth of this Nation's economy.

When I think of the 2,000-page bill, I think of a big block of cheese out there, pretty tempting looking. Well, the Americans I hear from, they don't want that cheese. They want out of the trap of government-run health care.


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