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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 0:58:00 to 1:01:25
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Douglas Lamborn

0:57:46 to 0:58:07( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: constitutional system that we enjoy in this country. few votes we have taken in this body will affect our constitutional system of freedom more than the vote we take tomorrow on health care. now, the american people have spoken loud and clear on this issue of health care. they do not want a government takeover of healthare.

Douglas Lamborn

0:58:00 to 1:01:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Douglas Lamborn

Douglas Lamborn

0:58:08 to 0:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: and the latest health care plan that we will be voting on as early as tomorrow afternoon is still a government takeover of health care despite what others have said because it, number one, includes billions of dollars in new taxes and over $1 trillion of new government speing, it will cause millions of employees to cancel the

Douglas Lamborn

0:58:29 to 0:58:50( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: health care they offer their employees and force these individuals into a government-run health care plan, it creates a health care czar to impose health care price controls that will lead to a shortage of care and even more individuals falling into the government-run insurance, it will mandate private citizens that they purchase health care

Douglas Lamborn

0:58:51 to 0:59:11( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: whether they need it or want it. democrats arelanning to abuse the legislative process to pass purely partisan legislation with no bipartisan support, that will change 1/6 of the american economy. democrat leaders are even considering a process that will allow their health care bill to become law without an up or down

Douglas Lamborn

0:59:12 to 0:59:32( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: vote. and that uld be the so-called slaughter solution named for the chairman of the rules committee, representative slaughter of new york. this would declare that the house deems the senate version of obamacare to have been passed by the house. house members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but then they would be

Douglas Lamborn

0:59:33 to 0:59:53( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: able to say they only voted for the rule and not for the underlying senate bill. but remember, a vote on the rule is a vote o the bill. legislative tricks and unconstitutional procedures should not be used to jam through congress a partisan bill that will impact the life of every american and affect 1/6 of

Douglas Lamborn

0:59:54 to 1:00:14( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: our nation's economy. the american people have been trying to get the message across that they want congress to start over on health care through an open and honest dialogue and process. it is time to work step by step on health care reform that will lower costs for families without increasing the size of the federal government.

Douglas Lamborn

1:00:15 to 1:00:36( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: i would like to point out, mr. speaker, that when you add the 4,872 pages of legislative text to the 1,347 pages of committee reports you have a total of 6,219 pages of bill text.

Douglas Lamborn

1:00:37 to 1:00:58( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: now, we got the final version of this 72 hours ago. well, 72 hours from the potential vote tomorrow afternoon. and if a member was to take al 72 hours, allowing for eight hours of sle each day, because otherwise they may just get burnt out, that leaves 48 hours of solid reading of this 6,200

Douglas Lamborn

1:00:59 to 1:01:19( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: pages, that works out to 129 pages an hour or two pages a minute. i haven't seen a lot of members frankly spending their time reading two pages a minute for this 6,000 pages and yet that's what we're being asked to vote on as early as tomorrow afternoon. i don't think that's really what the american people deserve for how this body should do its

Douglas Lamborn

1:01:20 to 1:01:25( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: business. at this point, mr. speaker, i

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