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Our Economy is on a Roll

Location: Washington, DC

OUR ECONOMY IS ON A ROLL -- (House of Representatives - March 02, 2006)

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

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, if you get your news from the main-stream media, you probably don't know that our economy is on a roll.

Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s.

Those across the aisle who voted against our tax relief for Americans, and against our tax reform, say that Americans are not paying enough and that the tax relief costs the government too much. Imagine that. They think government has the first right of refusal on your paycheck. Well, they are wrong on that.

Our tax relief generated $160 billion more in tax revenues in 2004 and 2005 than what was anticipated, than what was expected.

Mr. Speaker, the liberals in this body think that tax relief is a gift from the government to the American worker. They are wrong on that. We Republicans know that they are wrong. We know taxes are a gift that the American taxpayer sends to Washington.

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