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(House of Representatives - March 21, 2013)

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                           TURNING A DEAF EAR

  (Ms. HANABUSA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)

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  Ms. HANABUSA. Mr. Speaker, we will be voting on the Republican 
budget, better known as the Ryan budget, today. This budget has the 
distinction of actually being vetted by the voters of this country in 
the last election.
  Voters said a resounding ``no'': no to the end of Medicare as we know 
it, no to the Medicaid cuts, no to the repeal of ObamaCare, no to the 
protection of the tax cuts for the superwealthy, and no to balancing 
the budget on the backs of the middle class.
  This Ryan budget plan that this body will vote on in a few hours does 
exactly these things again. For the third time, the voters have said 
``no.'' If we pass it, we are turning a deaf ear to the people.
  I ask my colleagues to vote ``no'' on the Ryan budget.



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