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    Local Media Quotes

    Name: Kyle Fitzgerald Party: Republican Interviewing Agency: Houston Post "I'm very saddened to hear about the deaths of Councilman Rowe and his beautiful wife. My thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends at this time. Given the circumstances, I believe the death penalty is absolutely warranted. I have no doubt that District Attorney Johnny Holmes and his team will prosecute the perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law."
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    FINAL VOTE: Defense of Marriage Act

    Aye
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    AMENDMENT VOTE: Saroyan Amendment

    Aye
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    AMENDMENT VOTE: Goodman Amendments

    aye on all
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    Technical Requests

    Rangerboy was elected a few weeks ago. It was just a request, dude. Chill out.
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    Technical Requests

    Can we get Leadership masking for Zander Kahuhu and Rangerboy (noticed he still doesn't have it)? Thanks!
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    Committee Roster

    AFSAJ Michael Marshall (R-NC) – Ranking Member Abraham Saroyan (R-MT) HELP Elizabeth Jacobs (R-MI) – Ranking Member Anderson Kaine (R-IL)
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    Local Media Quotes

    Name: Kyle Fitzgerald Party: Republican Interviewing Agency: Houston Post "The recent economic numbers continue the positive trend we've seen throughout the Reagan Administration. The numbers don't lie. The tax cuts in 1981 massively grew our GDP, and the tax cuts of 1986 have led to economic growth of over 500,000 new jobs just in the past quarter alone. However, I am still concerned about our rising trade deficit. This is a serious problem, and it won't go away by doing nothing. This is why I have introduced legislation to put a 15% tariff on outsourced goods, impose retaliatory tariffs on currency manipulators, and eliminate out trade deficit. We have to protect our industrial base."
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    Republican Texas Donor Dinner

    Howdy! Thank you for that warm welcome. It’s great to be back home in the great city of Houston, and it’s my honor to represent this city in Congress as the House Minority Leader. I would also like to take a moment and thank our special guest tonight – Vice President George Bush – for his decades long track record of service to our nation. He nearly gave his life for this country, and we owe him for so much. Thank you, Mr. Vice President. I hope you enjoy your well-deserved retirement. Tonight, I want to focus on the economy. The new economic numbers are looking good for our country. The unemployment rate has fallen from 5.9% to 5.6% this past quarter as over 500,000 new jobs were created. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to any of us. This has been the story throughout the last eight years of Reagan/Bush. Just look at our GDP. Look at where it was under Jimmy Carter, and look at how it’s grown since then. The year before Reagan took office, we had a GDP growth rate of negative 0.3%. Our economy actually got smaller that year. The next year, we passed the first round of tax cuts. Five years later in 1986, our GDP growth rate was a very healthy 3.5%. In 1984, our GDP growth rate was a stunning 7.2%. It was the highest growth rate since 1951. We have enjoyed GDP growth rates of over 3.5% for the last four years – the longest such streak since the 60’s. There are a lot of things this administration has done to improve our economy, but in my opinion none of them have been more critical than the Reagan tax cuts. One of the lasting legacies of the Reagan administration will be the historic tax cuts that were enacted in 1981 and 1986. The numbers don’t lie – the Reagan tax cuts grew our economy more than it has grown in the last twenty years. And the trend has continued in 1987 as the ’86 tax cuts have created hundreds of thousands of new jobs in just the past quarter alone. Tax cuts have been proven to work, and that is why I have introduced legislation to further cut taxes across the economic spectrum. First of all, I want to eliminate both the Estate Tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax. These are predatory taxes that unfairly target rural and middle-class Americans. The Alternative Minimum Tax is especially predatory because it isn’t even indexed for inflation. It has to be patched by Congress to prevent the tax from creeping deeper into the middle class. Instead of slapping band-aids on to prevent middle-class tax hikes, why don’t we just get rid of the whole thing? Second, I want to lower taxes for American businesses. I have talked before about our growing trade deficit. One of the reasons this is happening is because other countries are producing cheap goods in sweatshops. It’s hard for us to compete with that, but it would be easier if we lowered our corporate tax rate to a flat 15% rate. This would help lower our trade deficit and bring jobs back to America. Finally, I want to lower taxes for every American household. Last year’s tax cuts took millions of low-income Americans off the income tax rolls. I want to continue that trend. In 1940 before America entered the Second World War, only 7% of American households actually paid the income tax. It wasn’t intended to be a tax that most Americans would have to pay. The median household income is about $25,000 a year. Under my plan, a married household making that much a year wouldn’t have to pay income taxes. They would be in a new 0% bracket, and their purchasing power would be greatly enhanced. In 1980, Ronald Reagan promised to Make America Great Again. He kept that promise. Over the next four years, the challenge will be to Keep America Great. How do we do that? We keep doing what’s working. That’s how. We keep cutting taxes for American businesses and families. Thank you Houston, and God bless America!
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    Official Reset 2 Avatar Thread

    Tom Herman
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    Leonard Brenner (D-VA-8)

    Welcome!
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    VGS Game Discussion: Thoughts and Future

    Can we put the game on hold while we work this stuff out? We have some important deadlines approaching. I think we should work this stuff out before we proceed further.
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    Building Iowa Organization

    Howdy! Thank you for that warm welcome. It’s a privilege to be here today in the great state of Iowa at the Grassley Steak Fry. As we wrap up the hugely successful Reagan Administration and enter the 1990’s, we live in a rapidly changing world. When Ronald Reagan ran for President in 1980, his slogan was Let’s Make America Great Again. In the 1990’s, let’s Keep America Great. Here’s three ways to do that. First of all, we must continue the Reagan policy of cutting taxes. The Reagan tax cuts have worked. There is no disputing this because the data is crystal clear. Our GDP has grown over 3.5% per quarter for each of the last four years – the longest such streak since the 60’s. As a Congressman, I have introduced more legislation than anyone to cut taxes. I support a flat 15% tax rate on American businesses to bring jobs back to our country, the elimination of the unfair Estate and Alternative Minimum Taxes that prey on rural and middle-class Americans, and the creation of a “zero bracket” that exempts millions of working-class Americans from income taxes. Second, we must get tougher on trade. I’m a supporter of free trade and free markets, but we have to be careful. Our trade deficit has risen sharply over the past decade. President Reagan did the right thing when he forced Japan to stop manipulating their currency at the Plaza Accords, but more work needs to be done. We need to start putting tariffs on Japan so that they stop illegally dumping products into our country. These kinds of tricks hurt American businesses and kill American jobs, and we have to stop it. I have also introduced legislation to impose retaliatory tariffs on currency manipulators like Japan as well as a 15% tax on outsourced goods. We can’t let other countries rip away our manufacturing base. If that happens, we won’t have an economy left. We have to stand up for ourselves before it’s too late. Finally, we must stop illegal immigration. President Reagan did a great job last year of signing legislation that finally requires employers to verify the legal status of their workers. This will cut out one of the key incentives of illegal immigration, but much more has to be done. I have introduced legislation to stop illegal immigration completely. Under my plan, we will secure our border with physical barriers and the latest technology. We will also impose much steeper punishments for people who enter the country illegally. And finally, we will allow state and local police forces to enforce immigration laws, creating a nationwide deportation force. If we don’t get tough on illegal immigration, in 20 or 30 years we’re going to have a country that many of you won’t be able to recognize. This is my blueprint to Keep America Great in the 1990’s and beyond. Thank you, and God bless America!
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    Athanasius Furlong Montbatten

    Nice to see you again!
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