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A Time for Choosing

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, as we enter the final stages of this election cycle, the American people have a choice for change--promoting limited government with expanded freedom or big government with power to politicians. A key issue is job creation.

I support the bipartisan initiatives of John F. Kennedy's and Ronald Reagan's of cutting taxes, which enable the private sector to create jobs. President Obama has enacted failed policies of borrow, tax, and spend, producing 43 months of unemployment of over 8 percent.

New jobs could be created with an all-of-the-above energy policy, but President Obama promised skyrocketing energy costs--doubling gas prices. A better course would be to develop the Keystone pipeline with our number one ally, Canada. The contrast on national defense is clear--that we should stand for peace through strength: Ronald Reagan. President Obama's policies to hollow out our military reveal weakness.

My constituents are heartbroken at the Internet tragedy of our Ambassador to Libya being murdered and his body desecrated by terrorists.

In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.

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