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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 3:16:35 to 3:21:35
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Steve Scalise

3:16:16 to 3:16:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: guess what, it wasn't there. i don't know, people like to hide things on you, congressman, i don't know what to tell you. it would be interesting if we knew what the financial score on some ideas such as what you have that's innovative and it's the fact that republicans of course don't have any ideas, except the president did read them and all, that makes it interesting, but i notice we're

Steve Scalise

3:16:35 to 3:21:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

3:16:37 to 3:16:57( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: joined by some other good friends of mine, congressman scalise from louisiana is here and i just want to let you vf a -- have a chance to talk about this really amazing medical bill being pushed forward. mr. scalise: i want to thank my colleague from missouri for hosting this and my other

Steve Scalise

3:16:58 to 3:17:19( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: colleagues who are expressing leadership and really trying to make this last stand. we are at the last stand for health care. as the president continues to try to ram down the throats of the american people this government takeover and here we are on the house floor, speaker pelosi is trying in the next week, possibly, to have a vote here on the house floor on a bill that the american people

Steve Scalise

3:17:20 to 3:17:40( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: have said, in every way possible, that they don't want. you had th elections in virginia and new jersey and then you had the election in massachusetts, of all places, where scott brown said, i'll be the 41st vote against health care and he won. and even after that, this tone deaf liberal leadership here in congress is saying, they're going to continue to try to ram

Steve Scalise

3:17:41 to 3:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: down this government takeover, and you're pointing out and my colleagues are pointing out are some incredibly important facts that i think the american people themselves have been seeing as they've been reading the bill, in this latest version, it's over 2,100 pages long. there's aouple of points, i want to touch on one, you've touched on a few others.

Steve Scalise

3:18:03 to 3:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: there's over $500 billion in new taxes in this bill, over $500 billion cuts to medicare in this bill. it would devastate medical care in thi country as people know and enjoy it. we want to reform health care to lower costs and not penalize pre-existing conditions.

Steve Scalise

3:18:25 to 3:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: in the issue of abortion funding, taxpayer funding of abortion has been one of those at the core of who do you believe and what are the myths? of course you've got speaker pelosi say, don't worry, abortion funding won't be in this bill. i want two pieces of information i want to point out and i think a lot of people have started to see all this.

Steve Scalise

3:18:47 to 3:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: but it really clarifies what's going on this first letter, i want to read a few sentences from it, it's from the united states conference catholic bishops. they don't have a vested interest in with the -- whether the republican approach or democratic approach is taken, they don't want abortion funding and they want a

Steve Scalise

3:19:08 to 3:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: conscience clause protection. i want to read a few sentences, first on human life, disappointingly, the senate passed bill in particular does not meet our moral criteria on life and conscience. specifically, it violates the long-standing federal policy against the use of federal funds for elective abortions in

Steve Scalise

3:19:29 to 3:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: health plans that include such abortions. it goes on to say, we believe legislation that fails to comply with this policy and precedent is not true health care reform and should be opposed until this fundamental problem is remedies. s the united states conference of catholic bishops and then one other i want to read,

Steve Scalise

3:19:50 to 3:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: national right to life. very respected organization, a bipartisan organization, national right to life also addresses the senate language as it relates to taxpayer funding of abortion. quote, any house member who votes for the senate health bill is casting a career-defing pro-abortion vote.

Steve Scalise

3:20:12 to 3:20:32( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: this is national right to life. the final sentence i'll read, the senate health bill is a 2,400 page labyrinth streamed with legislative equivalent of improvised explosive devices that will result in federal

Steve Scalise

3:20:33 to 3:20:53( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: pro-abortion mandates and federal subsidies for abortion. that's national right to life. as the american people are contemplates this, they're going to have to ask themselves who do they believe as this information and misinformation is out there do they believe speaker pelosi who said taxpayer funding of abortion is not in this bill or do they believe the united states

Steve Scalise

3:20:54 to 3:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: conference of catholic bishops and national right to life, who both clearly state that the senate bill does contain taxpayer funding of abortion. one of just many big points of opposition we have to this government takeover of health care. i eld back. mr. akin: i appreciate the gentleman making that point. it is usually presented as a pro-life position that we don't

Steve Scalise

3:21:15 to 3:21:35( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: want the government funding abortions. it all struck me as kind of two different things, almost. one, do you think it's a good idea to abort little children, but the second question is, is a conscience question, do you think it's a good ide to force people to pay taxes and then use those taxes for something they believe is the destruction of a human life.

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