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Public Statements

No Tax Cut for the Middle Class

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. HANABUSA. Mr. Speaker, you have controlled the House for 19 months. The Republican majority has simply failed to lead. And more importantly, you are incapable of governing for the middle class--the middle class, the people who help build this great Nation. This week we had the opportunity to provide a tax cut for 100 percent of these Americans, those individuals earning less than $200,000 and less than $250,000 for a family. But once again, the Republican majority wanted it their way.

And what was your way? You wanted to pass tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, your friends. And what does that do? It adds $1 trillion to our deficit and debt over the next 10 years. How many times has the majority said time and time again about the deficit and debt. And what do you do? You pass the tax cuts that are going to add $1 trillion.

Mr. Speaker, it's about time that we step back and we realize that we are here to serve and the fact that we must take care of the majority, the wonderful middle class.

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