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Rep. Barrett speaks to voters after "stimulus" bill signing
posted February 18, 2009
Today, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1, the Democrat Spending
Bill, or as he likes to call it, the "stimulus" bill. This legislation
is the largest expansion of government spending since World War II.
Today with a single pen stroke, the President has committed to spending
$792 billion and put each American family on the hook for $100,000 in
federal debt. I voted against this legislation because it costs too
much, takes too long to make a difference, and fails to create enough
I know that people across our state are hurting, and I feel for them.
They are losing their jobs, their homes, and their financial security.
And, I agree that our economy needs help, but this bill was not the
answer. I believe that allowing people to keep more of their hard
earned money is the solution to the current economic crisis. That's why
I signed on to the Republican alternative to the Democrat Spending
The Republican plan would allow small businesses - the heart and soul
of our economy - to take a tax deduction equal to 20 percent of their
income - a deduction that will allow small businesses to hire new
employees. It would also lower individual tax rates to provide
immediate tax relief for working families. In South Carolina, this plan
will create 34,000 more new jobs than the Democrat plan and will cost
half as much.
There are hard days still ahead of us as we continue work through these
tough economic times. But, I still have faith in the American people,
and I believe investing in small business and entrepreneurs will always
yield far greater returns than expanding an already bloated federal
As always if I can ever be of service to you or your family, please do
not hesitate to contact me.
J. Gresham Barrett (SC-R)
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