Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Floor Speech

By:  Lee Terry
Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I embrace this opportunity to repeal this trillion-dollar tragedy. That's the cost of it over 6 years; yet in order to make their numbers work so they can come here and argue that this is deficit neutral, they only have benefits for 6 years. It's full of gimmicks like that. The reality is that it's raising taxes to the amount of $569 billion. That is a job killer. And it hurts senior health care by taking $523 billion out of Medicare over the next 10 years and puts bureaucrats in charge of your health care. That's wrong. That's a tragedy.

What we will do right is in the next phase. Starting very soon in our committee, we will begin an open process, not the one that was used where a bill was written in the Speaker's office and then driven to the House floor with no amendments allowed. We will do this right. We will have the people involved. This whole body will be involved. Even the other side of the party is going to be involved in our committee, which we weren't allowed before. So we will do this right and do it right for the American citizens.

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