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Senate Leadership

Floor Speech

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, the President, the administration, and the Senate majority have failed to govern during a crucial time for our Nation. There is a willingness to kick our problems down the road, with the hopes that the next election will suddenly inspire action. Rome burned while Nero fiddled. We have had enough fiddling.

The President's answer to jobs and the economy was to have his failed budget. Three times it was voted on without a single vote in favor--not even a single Democrat in favor.

Over 23 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed. Government regulations and redtape stunt business growth. That is not leadership, that is being asleep at the wheel. Their answer to jobs is a bill with a good title and a poison pill that comes right to the floor, and it is set up so the poison pill cannot be amended out, and then they wonder why the bill does not pass. That is politics. That is not legislating.

What is their plan for America? We have yet to see one. The lack of a budget shows they do not have a plan, and inaction remains the status quo. Republicans are prepared to lead today and in the future.

I yield the floor.

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