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  • Sequestration

    by Representative Virginia Foxx

    Posted on 2013-02-28

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    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) 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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