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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 3:43:00 to 3:56:30
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Louie Gohmert

3:42:58 to 3:43:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: has a lot more to say about this health care government takeover and yield to the the gentleman from of texas. . mr. gohmert: i appreciate the insightful words from both my friend from iowa and minnesota. one of our friends across the aisle commented earlier tonight that america's a nation of

Louie Gohmert

3:43:00 to 3:56:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

3:43:19 to 3:43:40( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: entrepreneurs. thank god it used to be. thank god it could be again. but with the oppressiveness of the federal -- that the federal government has put on entrepreneurs and people who would do well and start businesses, they're making it next to impossible.

Louie Gohmert

3:43:41 to 3:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: because an entrepreneur needs capital and normally have to borrow capital. this federal government is sucking the capital out of the country. you know, and not leaving anything for entrepreneurs to borrow. so i hear people every day back in the district saying, i can't

Louie Gohmert

3:44:02 to 3:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: get loans like i need to keep my business going, i sure can't add anybody on, not that i could right now, i'm hearing over and over they're just trying to hang on, hoping the health care bill gets defeated, the crap and trade bill gets defeated. and you look at what is being done, you know, just the atrociousness of the things that

Louie Gohmert

3:44:24 to 3:44:45( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: are in these bills. you look at what this bill effectively does, this monstrosity here, this the senate bill, it's not the house bill, and when you base a bill starting with a lie that'sot a good place to start.

Louie Gohmert

3:44:46 to 3:45:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: but on the front page of this senate bill it starts with a lie. the constitution, heaven forbid that anybody should refer back to it, the constitution indicates that all revenue-generating bills must begin in the house, but the

Louie Gohmert

3:45:07 to 3:45:28( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: senate didn't like the house bill so they knew that there was too much they wanted to do different in their bill so what they did is they took, and the on the front of this senate bill, as it says, in the senate of the united states, december 24, 2009, as they did on christmas eve, a sad thing to do on christmas eve, resolve that

Louie Gohmert

3:45:29 to 3:45:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: the bill from the house of representatives, h.r. 3590, entitle, quote, an act to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 to modify the first time home buyers credit in the case of members of the armed forces and certain other federal employees and for such other purposes, we pass with the following amendments.

Louie Gohmert

3:45:51 to 3:46:12( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: that's how this starts. that's how this atrocious health care bill that usurps, sucks the capital out of the country, it sucks the authority out of the states, it mandates oppressiveness upon people who would be entrepreneurs and it starts with a lie.

Louie Gohmert

3:46:13 to 3:46:34( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: and now we're told we're going to have a rule, normally and you rule anyone can ask -- well, if no one objects, then they do not read the bill. but if there's any objection then they have to read the entire bill. the rule, as i understand it,

Louie Gohmert

3:46:35 to 3:46:56( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: deems that there can be no reading of the bill but it's already been read, it is deeming that the bill has been read. not only that, what's the procedural rule of how many minutes for debate and those kind of things -- once the procedural rule of how many minutes for debate and those

Louie Gohmert

3:46:57 to 3:47:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: kind of things can be passed, then they're deeming the bill passed. it's atrocious. i looked at this quote that i carry with me most of the time, i have a number of quotes i carry in my suit pocket and this one is from george washington when he said, government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force, like fire, it is dank

Louie Gohmert

3:47:19 to 3:47:39( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: -- it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. and so as we've looked at this, you know, i know my friend from iowa and minnesota remember president obama going to the caterpillar headquarters, caterpillar is the world's largest construction machinery manufacturer, the world

Louie Gohmert

3:47:40 to 3:48:00( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: largest construction machine manufacturer and it's in the news today that caterpillar has sent a letter to the president, speaker pelosi, and other leaders urging lawmakers to vote against the plan, quote, because of the substantial cost burdens

Louie Gohmert

3:48:01 to 3:48:21( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: it would place on our shareholders, employees and retirees. the article here, this is from chicago breaking business, but -- business about to be broke here, this is a quote from the

Louie Gohmert

3:48:22 to 3:48:44( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: letter, we can ill afford cost increases that place us at a disadvantage versus our global competitors. it says, we are disappointed that efforts a reform have not addressed t cost concerns we've raised throughout the year. the peoria-based company said these provisions would increase ts insurance costs by at least

Louie Gohmert

3:48:45 to 3:49:05( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: 20% or more than $100 million just in the first year. this is just incredible the federal government would do this to our largest manufacturer of construction equipment. i mean, they've done so much to drive ou businesses overseas, bayh bayh jobs, and this is

Louie Gohmert

3:49:06 to 3:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: another reason that -- bye-bye jobs, and this st another reason that economists have told us, if this bill passes, signed into law on sunday, five million jobs will be gone. the article goes -- notes that the company supports efforts to increase the quality and value of health care but unfortunately neither the currently -- current legislation in the house or senate nor the president's

Louie Gohmert

3:49:28 to 3:49:49( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: proposal meets these goals. it's going to bankrupt this company, they're going to have to go overseas. all these wonderful american workers that are doing such a great job will see their jobs go overseas and it brought me back, what my friends know and i know my friend from iowa and i spent -- have spent a great deal of time going back through the

Louie Gohmert

3:49:50 to 3:50:10( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: original declaration of independence, and if i could just briefly, i'd like to touch on a few things on that and instead of king george iii, if this doesn't fit what the federal government is doing to keep in mind the amendment says i nume ration in the constitution of certain rights

Louie Gohmert

3:50:11 to 3:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: should not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. they did not intend for the federal government to have all this. they knew that most power would be retained by the people. and -- so the power not

Louie Gohmert

3:51:45 to 3:52:07( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: delegated, specifically can't do this to us. you're usurping the powers reserved under the constitution to the states and the people. you're taking those away. sunday, the lord's day, we're going to pass an unholy bill like this?

Louie Gohmert

3:52:08 to 3:52:29( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: when the vast majority of the states, over 2/3 of the states are saying this is wrong, you're usurping our power, you can't do this. it's what they said in the declaration. goodness, in the declaration -- and the declaration goes on, he has erected a multitude of new offices and sent hither swarms

Louie Gohmert

3:52:30 to 3:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. well, how about that? a new article today that happened to be in the paper talking about just that very thing. isn't it interesting. this is in the news today or yesterday, i'm sorry, from "the hill."

Louie Gohmert

3:52:51 to 3:53:11( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: it says, assuming this bill becomes law, the congressional budget office expects the i.r.s. will need about $10 billion over the next 10 years and nearly 17,000 new employees to meet its new responsibilities under health reform.

Louie Gohmert

3:53:12 to 3:53:35( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: or as the declaration of independence called i, to harass our people and eat out of their substance. they're going to take tax dollars in order to create 17,000 new i.r.s. agents to go out and harass the people and eat out of their substance.

Louie Gohmert

3:53:36 to 3:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: the declaration goes on, combined with others to subject to us jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by laws, giving his assent to their acts of pretented legislation and we see that in things that this white house is proposing. that we're going to give interpol, a foreign intelligence

Louie Gohmert

3:53:58 to 3:54:19( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: group, the same rights our own intelligence people have in this country. and another point, for suspending our own legislatures and declaring themselves invested with power to legislation for us in all cases whatsoever. it goes on, in every stage of these oppressions we have

Louie Gohmert

3:54:20 to 3:54:41( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: petioned for redress in the most humble terms. i repeated -- our repeated petions have been answered by repeated injury. a prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of free people.

Louie Gohmert

3:54:42 to 3:55:03( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: we have appealed to their native justice and magazine unanimousmyity and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kin dread to disavow these usurp patients which would interrupt our cordses. they, too, have been deaf to the voice of justice and consequently for support of this

Louie Gohmert

3:55:04 to 3:55:25( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: declaration, with a firm reliance on protection of divine providence. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. man, the power in that. the power in that. and out from that, john adams wrote this letter to abigail, as

Louie Gohmert

3:55:26 to 3:55:47( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: soon as -- right on july 4, he wrote her and at the end he said, you will think me transported with enthusiasm, but i'm not. i'm well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will

Louie Gohmert

3:55:48 to 3:56:09( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: cost us to maintain this declaration and to support and defend these states. yet through all the gloom i can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. i can see that the end is more than worth all the means and

Louie Gohmert

3:56:10 to 3:56:30( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: that posterity will triumph in that day's transaction. which i trust in god. anyway, these are powerful things and these are on our shouers to protect the states and the people's rights -- states' and the people's rights and not to continue to usurp what was so graciously entrusted

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