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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:50:35 to 0:52:35
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Paul Braun, Jr.

0:50:32 to 0:50:52( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: it's vital that we continue to invest in our economy, to k our country strong. i and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. who seeks recognition? the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: i would like to

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:50:35 to 0:52:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Paul Braun, Jr.

0:50:53 to 0:51:14( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: yield 1 1/2 minutes to mr. brn. mr. broun: this is a slap in the face to the american family. we're struggling all across america to try to make ends meet. but what are we doing here in congress? we are growing the size of federal government. the things that are included in this grows. every one of these

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:51:15 to 0:51:35( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: appropriations in the hole by almost 8.5%. the american public's budget is not growing that much. i presented an amendment to this huge abomination here that would have cut spending, discretionary spending, not military spending,

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:51:36 to 0:51:56( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: not veterans' spending, but discretionary spending by 10%. my amendment was not held in order. i was trying to help the american people. down our throats. this is another r08 roller down the throats of the american people that is going to destroy our economy.

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:51:57 to 0:52:17( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: just as an example of how grossly growing the federal governnt, what's in this bill as well as what was in the nonstimulus bill a couple of weeks ago is growing by 91% just for that one department.

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:52:18 to 0:52:35( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: labor/h.h.s. appropriations is growing 91%. this is totally intolerable. just last nigh the president stood right there and said he wanted to cut the deficit. in half by the e four-year term.

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