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House Proceeding 01-28-09 on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 1:41:40 to 1:46:05
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Randy Neugebauer

1:41:26 to 1:41:47( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: it is now in order to consider amendment number five printed in part b of house report 111-9. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. neugebauer: i have amendment.

Randy Neugebauer

1:41:40 to 1:46:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Randy Neugebauer

Randy Neugebauer

1:41:48 to 1:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: the chair: clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number five in house report 111-9 offered by mr. neugebauer. the chair: mr. neugebauer and a member opposed each will control five minutes. mr. neugebauer: mr. chairman, i rise in support of an amendment i've offered that would

Randy Neugebauer

1:42:09 to 1:42:29( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: eliminate the 55 billion worth of discretionary programs in this bill. a lot of people would think there's a lot of good things in this bill. got a lot of good projects, we've heard a lot of members talk about that. there probably are some projects in there that would be good for the communities across our country. but there's just one problem.

Randy Neugebauer

1:42:30 to 1:42:50( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: we don't have 55 billion system of what this bill does is says what the american people are saying. they're concerned about e fact that we continue to borrow and spend and borrow and spend. in fact, quite honestly, how we got into the situation we're in right now is the fact that individuals and companies and even governments have borrowed and spent more money than ey have.

Randy Neugebauer

1:42:51 to 1:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: when you ask the american people, what do you think is the best way to stimulate the economy, 63% of them say that you should do that with tax cuts for businesses and individuals. when you ask them, do you think we can spend our way out of this economic situation, 61% of americans say, we can't spend our way out of this situation.

Randy Neugebauer

1:43:13 to 1:43:33( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: i think the fact that we need tonderstand what is really at stake here. one of the things that we're making a decision here and -- in somewhat of a vacuum. we don't even know for some of these projects how much money we're going to spend in 2009 because con finished its business for the current fiscal year.

Randy Neugebauer

1:43:34 to 1:43:54( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: we also don't know what's going to spend on a lot of projects in 2010 because the president of the united states has not brought his budget to this body. we're going to plus up and throw out a lot of money when we already have accounts that have money in it that haven't been spent year to date. so making these decisions in a vacuum is a problem. the other problem i have with

Randy Neugebauer

1:43:55 to 1:44:15( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: this is, we're going to spend about 57 -- 275,000 on each one of these jobs. 75,000, that's a to spend for jobs. on top of the fact that we're going to have already .2 trillion deficit this year

Randy Neugebauer

1:44:16 to 1:44:36( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: what the american people are observing here is that we're throwing a lot money, bailout money, and now we want to spend 25 billion worth of money that we don't have, that we're going to charge to our grandsons and our children and future generations and the american people say, stop.

Randy Neugebauer

1:44:37 to 1:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: wait a minute. what's going on here. there are a lot of projects that maybe -- maybe our members think or worthry in here but i think the fact we read this week, people lost their jobs in america and all of us are concerned about that. if you're talking about a stimulus package, a lot of programs in this spending won't

Randy Neugebauer

1:44:58 to 1:45:18( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: even be spent unt and 2012. the g.a.o. says that less than 40% of the spending programs in here could actually be spent in the next 18 months. the other piece of the pie that concerns, i think, a lot of us is, have we fully vetted this? this bill creates several new

Randy Neugebauer

1:45:19 to 1:45:39( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: projects -- new programs in this country -- in congress that haven't even gone through the regular committee process. so we' rushing up to spend a lot of money created a large deficit for our children, without much oversight. i think the american people deserve oversight. if we're going to spend money

Randy Neugebauer

1:45:40 to 1:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: we don't have, particularly, we owe them the process of looking at how much money we're going to spend on a lot of projects in the 2009 budget, taking a look at the president's 2010 budget, then determining if in fact there should be some supplemental approprtions to be put in to stimulate this economy. but i guarantee you, people back home don't think that

Randy Neugebauer

1:46:01 to 1:46:05( Edit History Discussion )

Randy Neugebauer: planting grass, giving money to the arts, and buying cars for federal employees are going to

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