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House Proceeding 03-06-09 on Mar 6th, 2009 :: 0:25:15 to 0:30:25
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Frank R. Wolf

0:25:11 to 0:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: so what we need to do, madam speaker, as i end up, what we need to do is cut spend, cut outhe pork and cut taxes and let the free enterprise system work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. defazio of oregon.

Frank R. Wolf

0:25:15 to 0:30:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank R. Wolf

0:25:34 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: mr. mchenry of north carolina. ms. kaptur of ohio. mr. wolf of virginia. >> request permission to address the house and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Frank R. Wolf

0:25:56 to 0:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: >> earlier this week, the peterson foundation, former u.s. comptroller general david walk released the results of a survey conducted by peter hart associates which looks specifically at public attitude toward america's fiscal policies. according to this sur vie, bay

Frank R. Wolf

0:26:18 to 0:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: a cig -- to this survey, by a significant margin, registered voters prefer a bipartisan commission to the regular congressional process as the best means to begin tackling our budget receive did and -- deficit and national debt there isn't even a congressional process dealing with this issue. the bipartisan commission,

Frank R. Wolf

0:26:39 to 0:27:02( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: congressman cooper and i proposed, with every spending program on the table work tax policy, is the approach that will leato a solution. congress would be forced to vote on the commission's recommendations and over 111 members of this house pledged their support last session, bipartisan, and senate budget

Frank R. Wolf

0:27:03 to 0:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: chairman kent conrad and the ranking member offered similar legislation in the senate. everyone knows the scrint in trouble. the american people are experiencing a crisis of confidence, the dow is falling through the floor below 7,000 yesterday, unemployment, the latest figure came out today, 8.1% unemployment in the

Frank R. Wolf

0:27:24 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: nation, with 650,000 jobless claims for just last month. the american people need their confidence restored and this bipartisan commission would restore the confidence. the american people believe that elected officials will work together to solve the nation's most pressing problems.

Frank R. Wolf

0:27:46 to 0:28:06( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: but this confidence is dwindling in every piece of bad news that factors into the country's economic narrative. as evidenced by the peter hart research public opinion data, a majority of the american people understand that this congress is broken. it's become a partisan, political place. if it takes a commission with

Frank R. Wolf

0:28:07 to 0:28:28( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: teeth for congress to deliver on its responsibilities, then so be it. if other members, and there may well be better ideas if other members have a better idea, then they ought to put it forward and we ought to pass it. t if we don't address entitlement spending and the

Frank R. Wolf

0:28:29 to 0:28:51( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: over $56 trillion in unfunded obligations through social security, medicare, medicaid, our children and grandchildren will pay the price. in closing, madam speaker, i believe a bipartisan commission would renew america's confidence in the economy and the ability of our elected leaders to come together, i was the author of what they call the baker-hamilton commission,

Frank R. Wolf

0:28:52 to 0:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: the iraq study group, where we brought five republicans and fiveemocrats together and we saw what good came out of that this would provide a brighter future a renaissance in this nation. this would provide a bright future whereby we could put more money into math and science and physics and chemistry, more money into autism research and more money

Frank R. Wolf

0:29:13 to 0:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: into cancer research. and more money into research for alzheimer's and really electrify america whereby we are creating jobs. for the sake of the country and for the sake of our children and grandchildren,his congress and this administration, and let me just say, this is a bipartisan

Frank R. Wolf

0:29:35 to 0:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: criticism, the bush administtion, secretary paulson did not do a good job on this and missed that opportunity. now this administration has an opportunity, so hopefully this congress and this administration and if this administration doesn't do it this congress will do it, will vote to set up bipartisan panel to deal with america's financial future, to give hope to our children and

Frank R. Wolf

0:29:57 to 0:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: grandchildren and create a renaissance in america so we can honestly say america's best days are yet ahead. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. mr. schiff of california. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, th

Frank R. Wolf

0:30:19 to 0:30:25( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, will be recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of

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