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Statement of Senator Kerry Re: President Bush's Tax Package

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Location: Washington, DC

Today's vote is just further proof that the Bush Administration is ignoring the real needs of our country. It's unacceptable that when almost 3 million Americans have lost their jobs, firefighters and airport screeners are being laid off even as the terror alert rises, and millions of working Americans struggle to afford health care, the Bush Administration pours all of its energy into passing ineffective tax giveaways for the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the choices important to our country.

The Bush Administration has traded health care security, economic security, and homeland security for tax breaks we can't afford and which won't do a thing to grow our economy. We need a new President and a new direction for America to put our country back on track and put Americans back to work..

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