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House Proceeding on Mar 17th, 2009 :: 0:01:05 to 0:03:55
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John A. Boehner

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John A. Boehner: leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the paies with each party limited to 30 minutes and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from ohio, mr.

John A. Boehner

0:01:05 to 0:03:55( Edit History Discussion )
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John A. Boehner

0:01:07 to 0:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: boehner. mr. boehner: i thank the speaker. and welcome my colleagues to st. patrick's day. and i hope everyone has a happy one. but we're two months into this congress and washington has done nothing to ease the economic challenges facing middle-class families and small businesss.

John A. Boehner

0:01:28 to 0:01:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: we've watched the administration approve another $350 billion for more bailouts for the financial industry, and we've watched passage of a trillion dollar stimulus bill. and then we watched the passage of the $410 billion omnibus bill loaded with some 9,000 unscrutinized earmarks.

John A. Boehner

0:01:50 to 0:02:10( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: soon we're going to debate the president's budget, a budget which spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much from our kids and our grandkids. this budget raises taxes on everyone, from middle-class familieses to small businesses, to seniors and to schools. it even punishes anyone who would have the audacity to flip

John A. Boehner

0:02:11 to 0:02:31( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: on a light switch thanks to a brand-new $6 billion energy tax. this means less money in the family budget and more jobs being shipped overseas. the amer for real solutions that will help create jobs, rebuild savings and create more investment in our economy.

John A. Boehner

0:02:32 to 0:02:52( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and in spite of what some political operatives are saying, republicans are offering better solutions. so far this year we presented clear, superior alternatives to the washington democrats' flawed proposals. we've asked the administration for an exit strategy to get the government back out of the private sector and get

John A. Boehner

0:02:53 to 0:03:13( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: taxpayers off the hook for more financial sector. our whip, eric cantor, and i personally delivered to the president an economic recovery plan that would create twice as many jobs as the democrats' plan at half the cost, and we fought for a spending freeze as the majority fought for their bloated $410 omnibus spending

John A. Boehner

0:03:14 to 0:03:34( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: bill. listen, the american people are fed up with what they're seeing here in washington. don't they deserve to keep more of what they earned as we try to get this economy back on track? don't they deserve better solutions of the speing, taxing, borrowing that they're seeing out of this congress? republicans are offering better solutions and we hope the

John A. Boehner

0:03:35 to 0:03:56( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: majority will join us. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. langevin. mr. langevin: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for fiveinutes and to revise

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