America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
No one who knows my personal situation would think I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.
Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans, but they are staying and they are not going home.
While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations.
As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches.
It is U.S. workers who lose out when employers cannot get the high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign companies in the 21st century economy.
As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq. It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.