[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 43 (Sunday, March 21, 2010)]
[House]
[Page H1820]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]


                    FREEDOM DIES A LITTLE BIT TODAY

  (Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, my colleagues are celebrating the birth 
of a great new entitlement program today; only they see dependency on 
the Federal Government and the death of freedom as a cause for 
celebration.
  My colleagues celebrate this day as being like the days when Social 
Security, Medicare, Medicaid were passed. They forget that today those 
programs are insolvent and will likely crush our children under their 
debt.
  My colleagues are overjoyed that soon their goal of having Americans 
dependent on the Federal Government for mortgages, student loans, 
retirement, and health care will be realized. That is a chilling goal.
  My colleagues cheer that this bill is paid for. They ignore the fact 
that it is our children who will pay for their greed.
  My colleagues shame us for scaring the American people about the 
contents of this bill. We know the consequences of this bill will be 
frightening and horrible.
  Freedom dies a little bit today. Unfortunately, some are celebrating.

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