|00:00:00||DELAURO TRIED TO GET AN AMENDMENT TO THE TREASURY-POSTAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL THAT WOULD SAY IF A CORPORATION DOES THIS, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO LUCRATIVE FEDERAL CONTRACTS.|
|00:00:10||BUT THE LEADERSHIP IN THIS HOUSE SAID, OH, NO, WE CAN'T DO THAT.|
|00:00:15||AND AT A TIME WHEN WE ARE RAISING THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON OUR VETERANS FROM $2 TO $7 A PRESCRIPTION AND AT A TIME WHEN THE PENSION FOR WARTIME VETERANS' WIDOWS IS A MEASLY $534 A MONTH, WE ARE ALLOWING WEALTHY CORPORATIONS IN A TIME OF WAR TO AVOID THEIR FAIR SHARE OF AMERICAN TAXES.|
|00:00:44||WHO'S GOING TO PAY THOSE TAXES?|
|00:00:47||OUR VETERANS? I YIELD BACK MY TIME.|
|00:00:49||I THINK I MADE MY POINT.|
|00:00:52||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS IS RECOGNIZED.|
|00:00:57||SHIMKUS: I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.|
|00:00:59||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: WITHOUT OBJECTION.|
|00:01:01||SHIMKUS: THANK YOU, JILL STANICK WHO IS A OBSTETRICAL NURSE AT CHRIST HOSPITAL IN ILLINOIS.|
|00:01:06||AFTER OBSERVING A CHILD BORN ALIVE AFTER AN ABORTION PROCEDURE AND LEFT TO DIE, SHE BECAME INVOLVED IN WRITING THIS WRONG --|
Mr. STRICKLAND. Mr. Speaker, the American people need to know what is happening. Wealthy corporations are choosing to leave America, go to Bermuda, get a post office box, simply to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
This is happening at a time when our colleague, the gentlewoman from Connecticut (Ms. DeLauro), tried to get an amendment to the Postal-Treasury appropriations bill that would say, if a corporation does this, they should not have access to lucrative Federal contracts. But the leadership in this House said oh, no, we cannot do that.
At a time when we are raising the cost of prescription drugs on our veterans from $2 to $7 a prescription, and at a time when the pension for wartime veterans' widows is a measly $534 a month, we are allowing wealthy corporations, in a time of war, to avoid their fair share of American taxes.
[Time: 10:45] Who is going to pay those taxes? Are veterans? END