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House Proceeding 03-09-09 on Mar 9th, 2009 :: 1:23:35 to 1:26:50
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Marsha Blackburn

1:23:20 to 1:23:40( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: i will highlight that the speaker, our president who was in the senate and leader reid in the senate all were yes votes on that. they were part of driving this deficit and this spending, discretionary spending hikes, the mandatory spending spikes that you are seeing over there also.

Marsha Blackburn

1:23:35 to 1:26:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

1:23:41 to 1:24:03( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: by the way, going back to january of 2007 that is when the democrats took c both houses, both chambers, the house and the senate, and started pushing forward the spending increases and they have now moved that national debt from just over the $8

Marsha Blackburn

1:24:04 to 1:24:24( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: trillion that was here to nearly $11 trillion. as of january 3, this year, the debt was at $10.7 trillion and as i mentioned earlier, that big green spike over there is for the $2 trillion in deficit spending they have already accrued thisear and we are

Marsha Blackburn

1:24:25 to 1:24:45( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: hearing that once they pass the $410 billion, that it is going to be even higher and we're also hearing that they're going to come back and asked for more -- and ask for more tarp spending. when i talk with females and female-owned small businesses in my district, the number one thing that comes up is the economy.

Marsha Blackburn

1:24:46 to 1:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: and what does that -- what does this do? knowing that political freedom and economic freedom are linked, what does this do to future generations? from the women in my district i've heard repeatedly, they understand we cannot spend our way out of this recession. you can't spend your your way to recovery.

Marsha Blackburn

1:25:07 to 1:25:29( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: you can't spend your way to prosperity. you can't build prosperity on a foundation of debt. so many of our small business owners understand that. and women, every single day, come to me and say, marsha, it is time for people to address these economic issues and do it

Marsha Blackburn

1:25:30 to 1:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: with wisdom, do it with fore thought and be very careful we are not passing on to future generations a debt they are unable to handle. i was out visiting with women's groups a couple of weeks ago, a lady came up to me, she was carrying a young infant, i noticed this because i have a

Marsha Blackburn

1:25:51 to 1:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: 9-month-old grandson, jang, and i have another grandchild, chase -- jack, and i have another grandchild, chase, wh will arrive in june. the lady walked up to me with this child in her arms. she said, marsha, i want to tell you something. it infuriates me when congress spends money i haven't made yet.

Marsha Blackburn

1:26:12 to 1:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: but now i've got this 6-month-old grand baby, and let me tell you something, it makes me so angry, i want to come to washington and bang on the doors because it makes me so angry that you are spending money that she has not made yet

Marsha Blackburn

1:26:34 to 1:26:52( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: and she doesn't even know to be upset can wnk -- with congress. she said, i know you're voting no on all the spending bill, please do all you can to arrest the out of control spending. i'll yield back to the gentlelady from illinois. i thank you for the time and i thank you for the efforts to

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