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The Economy and Fiscal Restraint

Location: Washington, DC

THE ECONOMY AND FISCAL RESTRAINT -- (House of Representatives - March 08, 2006)

(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, we are going to keep coming down here telling the story of America's economic progress, and it is a great story. This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent. Those numbers are coming out Friday. We are looking forward to it. It is remarkable. It is almost as remarkable how little attention the mainstream media has given to this data, to this great economic news.

Madam Speaker, I look forward to supporting legislation to make permanent the Bush tax relief package that has helped drive this growth. And I hope our colleagues across the aisle will start to get the message: higher taxes do not lead to more jobs.

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