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...One thing is clear, voters do not want the trillion-dollar
health care bill that is being forced on the American people.
This bill is not being debated openly and fairly. It will raise
taxes, hurt Medicare, destroy jobs, and run our nation deeper into
debt. It is not in the interest of our state or country - we can
When in Washington, I will work in the Senate with Democrats and
Republicans to reform health care in an open and honest way. No
more closed-door meetings or back room deals by an out of touch
party leadership. No more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating
with special interests, and leaving more trillions in debt for our
children to pay.
In health care, we need to start fresh, work together, and do the
job right. Once again, we can do better.
I will work in the Senate to put government back on the side of
people who create jobs, and the millions of people who need jobs
- and as President John F. Kennedy taught us, that starts with
an across the board tax cut for individuals and businesses that
will create jobs and stimulate the economy. It's that simple!
I will work in the Senate to defend our nations interests
and to keep our military second to none. As a lieutenant
colonel and 30-year member of the Army National Guard, I will keep
faith with all who serve, and get our veterans all the benefits
And let me say this, with respect to those who wish to harm us,
I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this
nation - they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime.
In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons
to stop them, not lawyers to defend them.
What I've heard again and again on the campaign
trail, is that our political leaders have grown aloof from the people,
impatient with dissent, and comfortable in the back room making
deals. And we can do better.
They thought you were on board with all of their ambitions. They
thought they owned your vote. They thought they couldnt lose.
But tonight, you and you and you have set them straight.
Fellow citizens, what happened in this election can happen all
over America. We are witnesses, you and I, to the truth that ideals,
hard work, and strength of heart can overcome any political machine.
We ran a campaign never to be forgotten, and led a cause that deserved
and received all that we could give it.
And now, because of your independence, and your trust, I will hold
for a time the seat once filled by patriots from John Quincy Adams
to John F. Kennedy and his brother Ted. As I proudly take up the
duty you have given me, I promise to do my best for Massachusetts
and America every time the roll is called.
I go to Washington as the representative of no faction or interest,
answering only to my conscience and to the people. Ive got
a lot to learn in the Senate, but I know who I am and I know who
Im Scott Brown,
I'm from Wrentham,
I drive a truck, and I am nobodys senator but yours.
Thank you very much. TOP