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Sequestration

Floor Speech

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Location: Washington, DC

Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, the President seems to think that the only way for us to replace the arbitrary spending cuts, known as the sequester--the sequester which the President's own operatives came up with--is to enact more tax increases. But should we really be talking about raising taxes when so many examples of government waste abound?

Do we need to spend $1.2 million to have the National Science Foundation pay people to play video games?

Do we need the EPA to give away over $100 million in grants to foreign countries like China?

Or what about bankrolling Tax TV? The IRS spends $4 million of our tax dollars every year to run its very own full-service television studio.

Instead of raising taxes, let's get serious about cutting waste. The House has acted to replace the sequester with commonsense cuts and reforms. It's time to see a serious plan from the President.


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