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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 1:27:45 to 1:32:20
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Phil Gingrey

1:27:27 to 1:27:51( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: every night is doctor's night. it's fun to be on the floor talking about issues like this, which is important to the american people. and i know you have been talking about the economic stimulus -- spendulous bill that has already been passed and signed into law by psident obama. and now today, of course we vote

Phil Gingrey

1:27:45 to 1:32:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

1:27:52 to 1:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: on this omnibus bill, i think nine categories of spending. they were sort of left over, wasn't it, from 2008 from the last congress, the last fiscal year. this should have been done and completed by october 1, the end of the fiscal year was september 30, 2008 and now we have nine

Phil Gingrey

1:28:14 to 1:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: spending bills that we throw into one big package and makes it extremely confusing. so it is important i think for mbers to come to the floor, mr. speaker, to explain to both republicans and democrats, really what we did here today. and of course, this bill passed. it certainly didn't pass with our vote and our support.

Phil Gingrey

1:28:36 to 1:28:56( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: and the thing that i want to point out -- maybe you have already said this -- it's ok that we can't say it often enough, the fact that without considering the economic stimulus package, the $1 trillion that's going to help the economy recover bill, without considering that, we

Phil Gingrey

1:28:57 to 1:29:20( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: have increased discretionary spending over 2008 levels, and i have a chart to show it. we have increased discretionary spending by 7.5% to 8%. and i'm pretty sure i'm right. this was the largest increase in discretionary spending since the carter zration administration.

Phil Gingrey

1:29:21 to 1:29:41( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: we have not had an 8% overall increase in discretionary spending in recent years, certainly not ever during the bush administration during his eight years. mr. akin: i would like to highlight what you just said, because a lot of times what we hear our opponents, the democrats saying is, well, you don't have an idea, you don't a

Phil Gingrey

1:29:42 to 1:30:03( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: plan. what's your idea? you are always saying negative things about ours. that's not true. just starting with what we did today. the number i saw was there was an 8% increase in a whole series of categories. the average household in my district hasn't had an 8%

Phil Gingrey

1:30:04 to 1:30:27( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: increase this year in their paychecks. so let's be specific. i don't want to be negative here. mr. gingrey: mr. speaker, the story is much worse, 8.0% is bad enough, as i tried to point out.

Phil Gingrey

1:30:28 to 1:30:48( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: chart that i'll hold up for my coll this shows that all of the -- thank you -- i thank my physician colleague for helping me with the poster -- but this in the blue shows the amount of spending for each one of these categories in this omnibus bill, agriculture, commerce, justice,

Phil Gingrey

1:30:49 to 1:31:10( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: energy, water, financial services, interior, legislative branch, labor/h.h.s., sta, foreign operations and transportation h.u.d.. in the blue what we had spent in billions in fiscal year 2008, this is already enacted. in the red is what we did today. and let's just take these nine

Phil Gingrey

1:31:11 to 1:31:33( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: categories and look at them. . commerce justice by 41%. water and justice by 51% and on and on and on. now, wait a minute. you say the the overall increase

Phil Gingrey

1:31:34 to 1:31:54( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: in spending is 8%. what we need to understand, mr. speaker, in this economic much of that money is in these categories that should have been enacted under regular order. when we do these appropriation bills and go through subcommittee and committee and regular order, that money, much

Phil Gingrey

1:31:55 to 1:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: of that, was in these different categories that had nothing to do really with job creation or very little to do with job creation. and when you add that money out of the economic stimulus package to these categories, it's not 8%. i say to the gentleman from missouri, it is 80%,

Phil Gingrey

1:32:17 to 1:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: 80%. mr. akin: reclaiming my time. you make an excellent point.

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