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House Proceeding 01-27-09 on Jan 27th, 2009 :: 1:13:20 to 1:17:40
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David Scott

1:13:16 to 1:13:37( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: infrastructure you create jobs back home. that's what we're doing here, and there were expedited provisions here to make sure the money gets out quickly. yield? mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, at this point i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for three minutes. mr. scott: thank you very much,

David Scott

1:13:20 to 1:17:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

1:13:38 to 1:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: mr. mcgovern, and thank you very much, madam speaker. i think for us to get our hands around exactly what the situation is now. our house is on fire. there are two things we need to do. we got to get the water and we got to get the water quickly. and put this fire out. our economy is crumbling right before our eyes.

David Scott

1:14:01 to 1:14:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: we're losing 6,300 homes to foreclosure every day. we're losing almost that many jobs every day. each day there's a new headline, 5,000 jobs here, 6,000 jobs there. ladies and gentlemen, we can't wait. now let us talk about this economic recovery and instment package, because

David Scott

1:14:23 to 1:14:43( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: that's what it is. let's be fair and accurate with the american people as we talk. we have a new administration that is saddled with the responsibility of leading and applying the executive decisi this administration, the obama

David Scott

1:14:44 to 1:15:04( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: administration, has come to congress and with them together we have put together this package. a package that has a great many things in it, because our economy has a great many things in it. if you want to stimulate the economy, there are only three basic ways to do it.

David Scott

1:15:05 to 1:15:25( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: you can cut taxes, wch is in here, you can do huge government spending, which is inere, and you can also use the fed to cut the interest rates, which we've already done and they're frozen at zero. so we're letcht with these two things. this package is equally balanced in terms of the impact

David Scott

1:15:26 to 1:15:46( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: that is need. we need to get stimulus in it as quickly as we can. madam speaker, if i may just sh i received from one of m constituents in a high school in clayton county in forest park. let me just read this. it says, dear congressman

David Scott

1:15:47 to 1:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: scott, i am a high school student who attends school here in clayton county, georgia. this school is in bad shape and i hope you can help us get money for the school. the school needs new tile for restrooms and new windows. the hallways nide lockers so the locker tha be replac. classrooms need new desks so

David Scott

1:16:09 to 1:16:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: some of the desks with graffiti and old gum stuck to them can be replaced. we need more space in the lunchroom. congressman scott, the lines are so long in the lunchroom that when some studts just get their food, it's time for them to go back to the classroom. in this package we have 3

David Scott

1:16:30 to 1:16:50( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: million into this clayton county school system. in another county in district, 0 million. i'm sure house, they can get a letter saying the same thing. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized r another minute. mr. scott: our country is

David Scott

1:16:51 to 1:17:14( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: rivetted with those moments that try men's souls. we are at such a moment in our history. when the history books are written on this moment, let it be said that both republicans and democrats came together and responded at this moment with the confidence that the american people are looking to

David Scott

1:17:15 to 1:17:35( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: us with a way out of this dilemma that we are in. that's why they elected us to lead. to lead with confidence and with boldness. this moment that tries men's souls as those moments in our past history from the foundation of this country to

David Scott

1:17:36 to 1:17:43( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: now. and let us move with quick

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