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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 3:56:35 to 4:07:30
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Steve King

3:56:31 to 3:56:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: to us and to make sure the states had us protected. i thank my friend and i yield back. mr. king: reclaiming my time, the gentleman from texas, i appreciate the work that he puts into this and the research that gets done and the memory that he taps into. we reviewed this declaration of independence not that long ago

Steve King

3:56:35 to 4:07:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

3:56:52 to 3:57:12( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: when we established, the three of us actually very intensively working on it along with a few others, the declaration of health care independence and produced a document that reflects many of the same values that are in the declaration of independence and it lays out the rules of the road for going forward. very reasonable thing to do. and anchored that philosophy of the declaration of health care

Steve King

3:57:13 to 3:57:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: independence which i imagine is on all of our websites, mr. speaker, into these values in the declaration itself. i listen to this discussion and what i get out of this is one thing, this national health care bill doesn't play in peoria. in peoria with the -- where the

Steve King

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

Steve King: national headquts of cap pillar are -- headquarters of cap pillar are, they've written a letter -- caterpillar are, they've written a letter saying they're be disadvantaged by this, that there will be a 20% increase in their premium costs and their first year cost them $100 million and over the course

Steve King

3:57:58 to 3:58:22( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: of this bill, this congress sets up the cost estimates and the budget, in a 10-year period of time that's $1 billion. . this has been viewed to be the center of america.

Steve King

3:58:23 to 3:58:43( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: well, this bill doesn't play in peoria, mr. speaker. and one of the other components of this is the unconstitutionality of the legislation. we are guaranteed if a bil passes here on sunday or any other day, that there will be lawsuits that will be filed, if it should become law. and i believe that the president

Steve King

3:58:44 to 3:59:05( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: is sitting at the white house now looking for a chance to sign something. but immediately, lawsuits because of the unconstitutionality of the bil. representative gohmert has talked at length about the unconstitutionality. and the powers that aren't vested in the federal government

Steve King

3:59:06 to 3:59:26( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: are reserved to the states or the people respectively. and no one can point to the authority in the constitution that would grant this congress the authority to compel an american citizen to buy a product that is produced or approved by the federal government. every american with the privilege, being compeled to

Steve King

3:59:27 to 3:59:47( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: buy a product that the federal government has designed and approved. that's the first in the history of america. the congressional budget office wrote about that back n 1994 when hillarycare was preparing to do the same ting. they want to fix - first think want to establish socialized

Steve King

3:59:48 to 4:00:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: medicine. but in order to solve the problem of pre-existing conditions, people that can't buy insurance that are sick and we have solutions for that that i'll not go into tonight because of the interest of time, they would argue that they will compel every insurance comany to sell insurance policies to apicants without regard to

Steve King

4:00:10 to 4:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: their pre-existing conditions. so someone could have a very expensive and serious cancer and never had any health insurance and walk into the health insurance company and say sell me health insurance now. people won't buy insurance until they're sick if you prohibit the

Steve King

4:00:31 to 4:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: insurance companies from considering pre-existing conditions. that's a fact. the way they solve that problem of people refusing to buy insurance if you are going to compel insurance companies to issue, they compel every american to own an insurance policy. that's where the

Steve King

4:00:52 to 4:01:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: constitutionality comes up. there is no precedent that requires every american to buy it. as ms. bachmann said so clearly, that the i.r.s. in charge of doing the enforcement and the i.r.s. in charge of doing the collection, i.r.s. in charge of collecting the insuranc preliminary yuments for the insurance companies and

Steve King

4:01:14 to 4:01:34( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: transferring that into the insurance companies, that's what will be going on with the federal government. it's unconstitutional on two other grounds. and one of them would be the violation of the equal protection clause. equal protection clause means that because we havepeople in different states that wil be affected differently by it.

Steve King

4:01:35 to 4:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: in you live in nebraska, you have a different benefit than if you live in iowa, minesota or texas because of the cornhusker kickback and they said they're going to fix it. anybody who votes for the rule, they vote for cornhusker

Steve King

4:01:58 to 4:02:22( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: kickback and the louisiana purchase and the gatorade bill and that will be brought against the citizens in iowa and other states and that is a backroom deal at the insistence of bernie

Steve King

4:02:23 to 4:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: sanders, the self-evolved sorblist. another way, it's a violation of the commerce clause. there are people that don't do business with health insurance companies. the federal government does not have the authority under the commerce clause to impiece a health insurance policy. and that could be a person that

Steve King

4:02:44 to 4:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: is born, doesn't do health care and doesn't cross state lines. no way they can be involved in the commerce clause. it is unconstitutional. it dos fund abortions and funds abortions in a number of ways. congressman gome merit has laid that out -- gohmert has laid

Steve King

4:03:05 to 4:03:26( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: that out perfectly. and when you look at congressman gohmert's argument and you track the legal language it starts out at $70 milion and grows to $1.5 billion. it's in the categories within the cat gore ayesations and

Steve King

4:03:27 to 4:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: funds abortions through the federal health insurance exchange and says there has to be a policy ofered that doesn't covered them. the policy doesn't have to be something that meets their needs but swaze the conscience of a single taxpayer and on the other part of this, it could be a

Steve King

4:03:48 to 4:04:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: whole seres of health insurance policies that does fund abortions. when the president says he won't sign a bill that doesn't abortions, that isn't true. ever since roe versus wade was

Steve King

4:04:09 to 4:04:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: decided, they have argued that the federal government has no business telling a woman what she can or can't do with her body. federal government has no business telling what she can or can't do with her body. that's been their argument since 1973.

Steve King

4:04:30 to 4:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: now, the same people, this side of the aisle, the liberals, the progressives, the democrats in congress are now arguing that the federal government has every business to tell everybody in america what they can or can't do with their body. that undermines their argument

Steve King

4:04:51 to 4:05:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: that they call pro-choice or pro-choice argument means thargument means that we need to have nationalized socialized medicine. they have to settle it on one side or the other. and then the bill also funds illegals and the president has said he won't signed sign a bill that funds illegals.

Steve King

4:05:14 to 4:05:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: i will tell you that i have been through this policy for seven-plus years. i know this policy. 2.5 years ago under the ewrite of schip they changed the language for proof of citizenship to qualify for medicaid. prior to that, it required that

Steve King

4:05:37 to 4:05:58( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: an applicant would produce a birth certificate to show they were an american citizen. they lowered the standard to only require an individual attests to a nine-digit social security number. that means that you don't have

Steve King

4:05:59 to 4:06:20( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: to speak english or anything except to write down nine except to write down nine numbers. nobody checks it and qualify for the benefit. that's what the congressional budget office puts outthose additional numbers there. and here the congressional budget office has now through their calculations, the reason because they lowered the

Steve King

4:06:21 to 4:06:42( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: standard of prof, even though it says he we aren't going to lower the standards, c.b.o.'s numbers, their calculations produce this number, 6.1million illegals could qalify for benefits. so we have a bill that is designed to expand the dependency class in america in

Steve King

4:06:43 to 4:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: order to expand the political class on the left side of the aisle that funds abortions against the will of the american people and violates any principle we have here that the american people of principle should not be compelled to fund abortions and funds ilegals while expanding the dependency class. we have 38 states that have initiated legislation that has

Steve King

4:07:09 to 4:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: been signed into law like the state of idaho, to file a lawsuit in federal government because of the unconstitutional ity of this bill. and the idea of facing 17,000 i.r.s. agents to eat out our substance and fit our kitchens

Steve King

4:07:30 to 4:07:31( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: and go into our offices and look

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