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House Proceeding 01-26-10 on Jan 27th, 2010 :: 0:27:30 to 0:32:25
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Walter B. Jones

0:27:29 to 0:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the americans' innovation is on the way and individual resilience is ready to go. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from north colina rise? mr. jones: i ask to speak at this time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jo the congress will be asked to

Walter B. Jones

0:27:30 to 0:32:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Walter B. Jones

0:27:51 to 0:28:12( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: raise the debt limit of this nation. this actually happened under the previous is happening under the new administration. i have not voted from the time i have been in congress to raise this debt ceiling because all this really does is permit our government to borrow more money from foreign governments.

Walter B. Jones

0:28:13 to 0:28:34( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: i think we all know that we are what's cled a debtor nation. we don't pay our bils anymore. we have to go to the japanese, chinese and many other countries to buy our debt so we can spend more. that's the reason i wanted to me to the foor tonight. before we broke for chrstmas,

Walter B. Jones

0:28:35 to 0:28:57( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: frank walker sent out to each member of the house a little pamphlet that says "don't let debt defeat a great nation." he and jim cook - frank wolf and jim coper introduced h.r. 1557, the safe commissions act. and i want to talk about that in

Walter B. Jones

0:28:58 to 0:29:19( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the little bit of time i have. and read from his publication, mr. wolf's publication -- i can't get the word out, i'm sorry. we have amassed unfunded promises to guarantee future unfunded ben fits whe

Walter B. Jones

0:29:20 to 0:29:42( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: totalled, $57trillion. every man, woman and child owes $184,000. i have used this back in my district and woy like to say it this way, mr. speaker. when that beautiful baby is born, the first cry out of his or her mouth is a cry of do i owe $184,000?

Walter B. Jones

0:29:43 to 0:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: yes, baby, you do owe $184,000. every american does. this could, according to the informationrom frank wolf, could skyrocket to $21 trilion by the year 2020. how does frank wolf and jim cooper, in a bipartisan effort, try to deal with this out of-of control spending?

Walter B. Jones

0:30:06 to 0:30:26( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: they have introduced h.r. 1557, safe commissions act. and the actual title is the security -- securing america's act. this would be made up of 16 bipartisan appointed people to be on this comissions act and

Walter B. Jones

0:30:27 to 0:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: it would be thei responsibility to go through how government spends its money from the entitlements to th spending on education, transportation, health care, national defense, tax policy and other items. this commission would come back to congress if this should become the law. and then congress would be

Walter B. Jones

0:30:48 to 0:31:09( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: required to vote up or down on the panel's proposal. how this panel would come up with this proposal, they would go around this country and would hold hearings and listen to the american people, something we have not been doing, either party, quite frankly. we aren't listening to the american people. yes, we are now. and after what happened in

Walter B. Jones

0:31:10 to 0:31:33( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: massachusetts, the american people are being heard. and we do our own town meetings. but this commission would have the authority, should this become the law to say to the congress, you can't duck these votes. i would love to hear the president tomorrow night and i

Walter B. Jones

0:31:34 to 0:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: hope he is aware of the act known as the safe commission and would endorse this legislation d encourage the democratic leadership in the house and republican leadership to get behind this bill. at the present time, we have 109 members who have co-sponsored this legislation. i hope my colleagues will look at what mr. cooper and what mr.

Walter B. Jones

0:31:56 to 0:32:17( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: wolf have done to try to bring to the american people hope that we can meet our obligations based on the constitution and deal with this out of-control spending. with that, mr. speaker, before i leave as i do every night on the floor, i ask god to please bles

Walter B. Jones

0:32:18 to 0:32:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: our men and women in uniform, to please bless their families and families who have given a child

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