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House Proceeding 02-06-07 on Feb 6th, 2007 :: 4:58:35 to 5:01:41
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Mike Ross

4:58:20 to 4:58:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Ross: a common sense idea and does it make sense to the people who sent us here to be their voice. that is what the fiscally conservative blue dog coalition is about, restoring accountability and common

David Scott

4:58:35 to 4:58:54( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: sense to our government. i yield to mr. scott. mr. scott: i thank you, mr. ross. i want to make sure that this debate is within the right frame of mind. this is not a debate that's personally

David Scott

4:58:35 to 5:01:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

4:58:54 to 4:59:07( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: against the president. the president -- it's just his policies, his policies are wrong for the american people. even the american people are rising up and saying so. we have as congress the responsibility

David Scott

4:59:07 to 4:59:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: to respectfully disagree with the president. that's what we're doing. we're simply saying it's wrong to cut veterans. it is wrong to cut seniors programs. it is wrong to cut education. it is

David Scott

4:59:22 to 4:59:40( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: wrong to cut the cops program out from getting folks in to be employed as first responders. it is wrong to cut homeland security. it is wrong to cut every single basic domestic program that's

David Scott

4:59:40 to 4:59:53( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: cut in this budget. it is wrong to do that. it is wrong also for the president to say on the one hand that he's going to have a surge of 21,500 more troops when, in fact, we now know it's not

David Scott

4:59:53 to 5:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: 21,500 but more like 48,000, according to the c.b.o. who has just corrected that. so when we have these kinds of situations, this is what makes this government what it is. this is what makes

David Scott

5:00:08 to 5:00:24( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: us the envy of the world. this is why we have this house. this is why we run every other year, why people hold us accountable to come and to make sure that the people of america and their

David Scott

5:00:24 to 5:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: tax dollars that we're good stewards of them. that is our responsibility. and we have a right, more than that, we have a duty to raise the tough questions and to hold the president's feet to the fire

David Scott

5:00:42 to 5:00:58( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: when he comes with such a wrong-headed budget as this, that goes right to the heart of where america is hurting. and this is why we're here today, and this is why the blue dogs are offering

David Scott

5:00:58 to 5:01:12( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: this and this is why the blue dogs are offering our resolution 97, to bring this fiscal accountability and financial accountability, to stop war profit earing and make sure the money goes to the

David Scott

5:01:12 to 5:01:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: soldiers so we can take care of them while they're on the battlefield and make sure we restore these cuts to make sure we take care of them when they come home. this budget doesn't do it. and it's

David Scott

5:01:22 to 5:01:41( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: our obligation to raise these questions to make sure that this budget responds appropriately. mr. ross: i thank the gentleman from georgia. mr. speaker, if you have any questions, comments

Lincoln Davis

5:01:41 to 5:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Davis: or concerns, you can e-mail us at bluedog@mail.house.gov. i yield to the gentleman from tennessee. >> i hear that we are cutting and running, that's not the case. military bases were established

Lincoln Davis

5:01:41 to 5:02:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lincoln Davis

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