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House Proceeding on Feb 23rd, 2009 :: 1:50:00 to 1:58:40
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Paul Braun, Jr.

1:49:58 to 1:50:18( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: apache chiricahua chief. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah. mr. bishop: it is my pleasure to yield such time as he may conse to the gentleman from geora, mr. brown. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. broun: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise in support actually it's one of the very few truly constitutional things

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:50:00 to 1:58:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Paul Braun, Jr.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:50:19 to 1:50:39( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we have seen around here recently. this government has mistreated terribly the native american population in this country. i think it's fitting that we recognize and honor chief geronimo. i live in northeast georgia.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:50:40 to 1:51:00( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: i represent an area where the cherokee nation was and still have a lot of cherokee people in the northern part of my district in northeast georgia in the mounins. i also live in an area where the creek indians rided. this government has terribly mistreated the native american

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:51:01 to 1:51:22( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: population not only in the past but they continue to do so. we need to make changes. poli chaes. to bring the nativamerican people into this government, into this nation as true full citizens of this country. we are not doing that.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:51:23 to 1:51:44( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: i support honoring geronimo. i having said that i also want to add there are a lot of things that this congress is doing that are deplorable besides the way we mistreat the native american peop the way this budget bill is going to be brought to the floor of this house this week i think is deplorable.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:51:45 to 1:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: half trillion dollar omnibus bill, most people don't understand that word. omnibus i don't think. it's hard for me as a georgian to even pronounce it. i don't expect a lot of people but what happened in the last congress is the majority decided

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:52:06 to 1:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: not to pass any budget bills and put it off until this congress because they were hoping that they would have a president who was more favorable to the marked expansion of government that we have already seen proposed in this new budget. just before we went on this

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:52:28 to 1:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: presidents' day break, this house passed, the senate passed, the president sigd into law very quickly without much great and much discussion and certainly without any ability of the erican public to look at the bill, in speist this use

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:52:51 to 1:53:11( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: passing unanimously an instruction to our members of the house not to bring it to this floor, without the american public being able to view online for 48 hours the $1.1 trillion or $1.2 trillion so-called stimulus bill. i call it a nonstimulus bill.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:53:12 to 1:53:32( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we we are not going to be able to amend it. we'll have very little debate. it's not even been produced in totality frankly constitution, a lot of things do in this house and senate and

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:53:33 to 1:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: president and ev are not according to the intent of our founding fathers. article 1, section 8 enumerates or lists the functions of the federal government. there are only 18 things we are supposed to be passing bills about. only 18. the 10th amendment of the constitution says, by golly, we mean it.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:53:54 to 1:54:15( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: the 10th amendment says, if a function's not specifically given to the federal government by the constitution, in other words those 18 things in article 1, section , if it's not prohibited from the states, things that are prohibited from the states and setting up intersta tariffs and things like that, reserved for the states and the people.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:54:16 to 1:54:36( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we pass bill after bill in this house that are totally unconstitutional. the federal court system over and over again about the constitutionity -- constitutionalityity of state law and federal law and rule unconstitutionally according to the original intent. we are spending our grand children's future, our

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:54:37 to 1:54:57( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: grandchildren are going to live at a lower standard of living than we do today because of these massive bills that we are passing in this congress and we passed in the last congress. it's totally objectionable, totally deplorable, and totally unacceptable to me of how we are doing busi and how we did business in the last congress.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:54:58 to 1:55:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we have got to stop spending the future of america. we have to have a strong national defense and national security. those things those things should be the major function of the federal government. and i just call upon my colleagues in this house, my

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:55:20 to 1:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: colleagues over in the senate, to just take a step back and look at what we are doing. we are killing the american entrepreneurial system. we are killing the free markets. we are killing the future economic well-being of our children and grandchildren. because of these huge spending bills.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:55:42 to 1:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we can't debate them. we can't amend them. we can't do anything except for vote on them. it's being shoved down the throats of the american people and that totally unacceptable to me. i ask my colleagues, liberal and conservative alike, to look at what we are doing.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:56:04 to 1:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we've got to stop borrowing and spending america's future. because it's not going to work. that's exactly what we are doing. we are robbing little johnny and little barry's piggy bank and their children's piggy bank to grow a bigger socialistic government. it has to stop. these huge spending bills are

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:56:28 to 1:56:49( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: not going to solve the economic woes. americans are hurting. we have to do something. but what we do, or what we have been doing here is growing a bigger government. what we have been doing here is basically putting in place tax policy and federal policy that's going to destroy freedom in

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:56:50 to 1:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: america. we've got to stop it. we cannot continue down this road. we are going down a road of socialism. we had this nonstimulus bill shoved down the throats of the american public, shoved down our throats in this house and in the

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:57:11 to 1:57:32( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: senate, and it's going to strangle the american economy and it's going to kill america's economic future. it has to stop. and we need to stop it this week. we cannot continue these big spending bills. we don't even have regular order on all these bills that come to

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:57:33 to 1:57:53( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: the floor of the house. we have bill after bill with tax increases, spending that are brought under suspensions. passed by unanimous consent. i find that deplorable. and unacceptable. we need to call this as americans.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:57:54 to 1:58:14( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we need to call this house and this senate back to regular order. we need to stop this destruction to socialism in america. i want to honor geronimo.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:58:15 to 1:58:36( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: i want to honor the apache people. as a hunter they have done a fantastic job with their wildlife management. i wish i could afford to go out there and hunt sheep, elk, or mule deer. we have done a disservice to the native american people and continue to do so. we did to geronimo. and this bill wl honor

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:58:37 to 1:58:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: geronimo, but we cannot continue the disservice to the american taxpayers, to our children and

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