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House Proceeding on Feb 24th, 2009 :: 0:07:15 to 0:11:25
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Frank R. Wolf

0:07:12 to 0:07:32( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: part-time workers are entitled to unemployment insurance they paid in. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. gentleman from virginia, mr. wolf, for five minutes. mr. wolf: i thank the speaker. sometimes it takes a crisis to move congress to action, and we are in a financial crisis mode

Frank R. Wolf

0:07:15 to 0:11:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank R. Wolf

0:07:33 to 0:07:54( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: today and have reached a point where americans everywhere understand that our country is in serious trouble and we're sinking and it's on this congress' watch and it's congress' obligation to fix it. main street u.s.a. is suffering. businesses are closing. wage and hours are being cut back. restaurants thd

Frank R. Wolf

0:07:55 to 0:08:17( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: with customers are half empty. and the only waiting line starts at the unemployment office. how did we get at the frightening times? for years we've been spending and spending beyond our means. mortgaging the future for our children and our grandchildren. over $56 trillion in unfunded obligations through social security, medicare and medicaid, and the national debt

Frank R. Wolf

0:08:18 to 0:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: is $11 trillion. standard & poors investment service suggests that our triple a. bond rating by 2012, china now holds the paper of one of every 10 american dollars and we saw for the first time the secretary of state punting when she was in

Frank R. Wolf

0:08:40 to 0:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: beijing and never raise an issue of human rights and religious freedom. imagine the catholic priests and buddhist monks heard the secretary of state never raised this issue. and yet this congress has done nothing but spend, spend, spend

Frank R. Wolf

0:09:01 to 0:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: and talk, talk, talk. congress is made up of parents and grandp seems that this congress is prepared to push all of this on to our children and our grandchildren. why won't the congress act? why is congress failed to act? what is congress afraid of? over the weekend president

Frank R. Wolf

0:09:22 to 0:09:42( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: obama said, quote, we can't generate sustained growth without getting our deficits under control. i can't agree more. time will tell if this administration and this congress will embrace the process that leads to th solution. the process that will lead to a solution is a bipartisan commission that congressman cooper and i proposed with every spending program on the

Frank R. Wolf

0:09:43 to 0:10:03( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: table with tax policies, congress would vote up or down on the commission's recommendations. if any member from either side, from my side who is not on this bill or the democratic side who is not on this bill has a better idea that will work, a better idea, rather than just a

Frank R. Wolf

0:10:04 to 0:10:24( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: rotary speech, put it forward. do not hide behind the process. there always seems to be an excuse. the american people are experiencing a crisis of confidence and expect this congress to act. when we gain control -- when we gain control of the reckless spending we will be able

Frank R. Wolf

0:10:25 to 0:10:45( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: rebuild our economy. we will have a renaissance in america, and we will see a brighter and stronger america, stronger for us, stronger for our children and stronger for our grandchildren. as ronald reagan said, we will literally have a renaissance when we get control of this spending. but i ask you, and every member who serves here has to ask themselves, how will history

Frank R. Wolf

0:10:46 to 0:11:06( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: judge the 111th congress if it doesn't deal with ts issue? when your children and grandchildren come up and say, you know, grandpop or grandma or mom or dad, weren't you there during the 111th congress when we had $11 trillion in debt, when the chinese had such influence on this country that this secretary no longer spoke

Frank R. Wolf

0:11:07 to 0:11:25( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: out on human rights and religious freedom, when there are 30-some catholic bishops in jail, when we see this going on and unemployment, what did you do when you were there? were you there? yes, i think you were. what would you do? this congress will be a total

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