WE NEED A PRESCRIPTION OF LOWER TAXES AND LOWERING SPENDING; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 110
(House of Representatives - July 21, 2009)

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      WE NEED A PRESCRIPTION OF LOWER TAXES AND LOWERING SPENDING

  (Mr. GUTHRIE asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. GUTHRIE. I remember walking into my home one night when I was a 
senior in high school after school, 1982. My father and mother were 
talking with each other with a distressed look on their faces, and my 
dad was telling my mother that he was losing his job. The factory where 
he expected to work his entire life was shutting down. This was 1982, 
the recession, a recession like we find ourselves in today; and the 
prescription from Washington was to lower spending and to cut taxes.
  In the late 1980s, my father decided to take advantage of the economy 
and create a plant that he used to work at; and he decided to start a 
new plant, created over 500 jobs because Washington's prescription was 
lowering taxes and lowering spending.
  The prescription today coming out of Washington to try to get out of 
this recession is to raise regulation and to raise taxes; and, Mr. 
Speaker, I believe that's why we're lingering in this recession, 
because people don't want to invest, because they're concerned about 
what's happening here in Washington, D.C.

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