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imageMarch 17, 1993

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD一HOUSE

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Mr. TRAFICANT

Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11

Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government
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Mr. Speaker, WE ARE HERE NOW in CHAPTER 11

MEMBERS of CONGRESS are OFFICIAL TRUSTEES PRESIDING OVER the GREATEST REORGANIZATION of any BANKRUPT ENTITY in WORLD HISTORY, the U.S. GOVERNMENT
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We are setting forth hopefully a blueprint for our future

There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise
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THERE ARE SOME WHO SAY it is a CORONER’s REPORT THAT WILL LEAD to OUR DEMISE
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I am going to support the rule

I am not sure yet if I will support this budget

I want to hear an awful lot more, not being a member of the committee, and I am not going to vote for things I do not understand or do not like, but let there be no mistake

After 12 years of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, we are standing here

Let me say this to the minority party

Every program that Ronald Reagan wanted in 1981, he got

Reagan got it

There was a Republican Senate majority and there were 70 Democrats in this House that might as well have been Republicans, and we have the program

The major assumption was very simple

We are going to cut taxes, put money in the pockets of the American people, and when they spend this money our gross national product is going to rise so great that even though we reduced your tax liability on a percentile basis, we will balance the budget, quoting Ronald Reagan, in 1982

It is going to take the fall of our Congress, I think, for that to happen
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It is going to take the FALL of OUR CONGRESS, I think, FOR THAT to HAPPEN
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Mr. Speaker, let us give this new administration a chance

Democrats gave Ronald Reagan a chance

But let me give one word of caution here today

America already has race wars, let us be honest about it

We already have gender wars, let us be honest about it

We already have age wars, let us be honest about it

One thing this Congress had better not get involved in and get trapped into is a class war on money

In America, if you can not earn all that you can, there is something wrong and there is no more a spirit of free enterprise

I want to say this to the Members

We may talk about taxing the rich, but the rich people have already taken their companies and their jobs out of America

Be careful that the rich people do not take their money out of America,

because the

government

already

raises our kids,

defends our families,

educates our kids,

feeds our kids,

houses our kids,

and the government

is doing a very poor job of it

I think mom and dad would be better utilized there once again

So I am going to listen to the debate

I do not know if I will vote for this budget

Finally,

I do not know if the budget makes one damn bit of difference,

because we waive it all the time

and

I do not think we have ever followed it
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I DO NOT KNOW if the BUDGET MAKES ONE DAMN BIT of DIFFERENCE, because WE WAIVE it ALL THE TIME and I DO NOT THINK WE HAVE EVER FOLLOWED IT
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I think we have an excellent chairman who worked hard

If we are going to have budget, we should follow it

If not,

we once again as Members waste both our time and the people’s time
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WE ONCE AGAIN as MEMBERS WASTE BOTH OUR TIME and the PEOPLE’s TIME
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Let me say this just in closing

Today is not the mother of all debates and the mother of all decisions

When that tax package comes, you will have the mother of all votes on the floor

Let me say this, I am not for voting any more taxes on the backs of the American people, because I believe the tax of 1990 put on right here today, and I am very concerned about the tax package being discussed in this Congress

I am one Democrat who believes we should stimulate the private sector

We already have more government jobs than factory jobs, and I think that is an indictment of our Congress

One basic tenet to this

Constitution

is

life,

liberty,

and the

pursuit of happiness,

and there can be no

life,

liberty,

or

pursuit of happiness

in

America

without jobs

I would like to see the mother of all debates center around the jobs billimageimage

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