Tuesday, November 15, 2005

House Speaker Hastert: Democrats on Innovation: Democratic Agenda Means More Taxation, Litigation, and Regulation

To: National Desk, Political Reporter
Contact: Communications Office of Office of House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, 202-225-2800
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert:
"House Democrats Have Consistently Supported An Agenda of Higher Taxation, Litigation and Regulation While Republicans Have Been Fighting for a High-Tech Agenda That Expands Innovation." - Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.)
Democrats on Innovation Democratic Agenda Means More Taxation, Litigation, and Regulation
Against Making A Pledge to High-Tech Competitiveness
-- The House Democratic Leaders Voted Against CAFTA A Key Priority of the High-Tech Community (House Roll Call Vote no. 443, 7/28/05).
-- The House Democratic Leaders Sided with Greedy Trial Attorneys and Voted Against Class-Action Lawsuit Fairness (House Roll Call Vote no. 553, 10/27/05).
-- The House Democratic Leaders Have Refused To Call For A Ban on Internet Taxes (Press Release, House Democratic Leaders Issue Statement of Principles on Technology Industry, 03/12/04).
Against Innovation Through Research and Development
-- Will Leader Pelosi Vote for the Ways and Means Tax Reconciliation Package that Includes the Extension of the R&D Tax Credits?
-- The House Democratic Leaders Continue To Oppose the Deficit Reduction Act That Will Free Up Airwaves For Cutting-Edge Wireless Broadband and Other New Services By Completing the Digital Television Transition.
Against Expanding Broadband Access
-- The House Democratic Leaders Seek to Expand Waste-Ridden Subsidy Programs for Universal Access Instead of Creating Incentives for the Private Sector to Accelerate Broadband Internet Deployment.
Against American Energy Independence in 10 Years
-- The House Democrat Leadership Has Opposed Legislation That Makes America More Energy Independent Six Times (107th Roll Call no. 320; 108th Roll Call no. 145, no. 241, no. 630; 109th Roll Call no. 132, no. 445).


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