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House Proceeding on Feb 4th, 2010 :: 5:02:10 to 5:03:45
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John S. Tanner

5:02:06 to 5:02:26( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: it's an illusion. let's come together and fix this problem. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. boyd: madam speaker, it's my privilege to yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from tennessee, a great leader on this issue for

John S. Tanner

5:02:10 to 5:03:45( Edit History Discussion )
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John S. Tanner

5:02:27 to 5:02:49( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: many, many, many years, leader of the blue dogs, mr. tanner. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. tanner: thank you, madam speaker. you know, if we accept everything that everybody has said on both sides of the aisle is true, that's still not, in my view, a good financial reason to vote against this bill. it may be a good political

John S. Tanner

5:02:50 to 5:03:11( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: reason but it's not a good financial reason. yes, this bill is imperfect. but it is a first step. pay-go only applies to those laws that are enacted that either demand by the law itsf that federal revenues be offered or that spending be changed.

John S. Tanner

5:03:12 to 5:03:32( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: it disease it does not affect discretionary spending and so forth -- it does not affect discretionary spending and so rth. it is a first step. this bill is not perfect but financially whatever your reason is is not a good reason financially speaking to vote against something that's good. perfect, no.

John S. Tanner

5:03:33 to 5:03:46( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: but perfect is always the enemy of the good in the legislative body. and so unless one wants to talk politics, if one wants to talk finances, i cannot think of a good financial reason to say, well, let's just do this if this

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