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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 6:15:20 to 6:28:35
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Louie Gohmert

6:15:17 to 6:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: member of congress how they feel about this. that is one of the critical things we have been missing. i thank the gentleman for his indulgence and i yield back. mr. gohmert: i thank my friend, dr. burgess, and i can assure it's not indulgence but a pleasure and honor to hear

Louie Gohmert

6:15:20 to 6:28:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

6:15:38 to 6:15:59( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: someone so ngable about this very issue that is being brought to a vote tomorrow. this is big and if bem have heard the president talk back in 2007 going into this campaign for president in 208, he made very clear and he's made it very clear that he would sign a bill

Louie Gohmert

6:16:00 to 6:16:20( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: like this that would be the first step toards socialized medicine. he said this will be the first step. canada didn't get there in one step. you need this step and then you can transition into the full what's really socialized medicine. and in his speech today to

Louie Gohmert

6:16:21 to 6:16:41( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: encourage democrats to get on board, he said these words, this is the single most important step that we have taken on health care since medicare, absolutely. absolutely, it is. and that's the step he was talking about two years ago, that this is the first step and

Louie Gohmert

6:16:42 to 6:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: then we move into ful socialized medicine where the federal government controls everything about your health care. it's a huge step. it is a devastating step. and so, you have to think that if there are those democrats that are still trying to decide

Louie Gohmert

6:17:06 to 6:17:26( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: between yes or no, you really think -- shoul think -- the president is saying all the good stuff will happen between now and november, well, there may be a credit here or there, but when my friends that have talked to me about being so close between closing their business, being

Louie Gohmert

6:17:27 to 6:17:48( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: out of business and hiring another employer and moving forward, when they get hit with an 8% payroll tax and haveto go out of business and lay off everybody or stay in business at a dramatically reduced level and lay off individuals, cut salaries and those people can't

Louie Gohmert

6:17:49 to 6:18:11( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: pay their bills and we lose more mortgages, i don't think people are going to be in a good mood come november. i know art laffer has said and he is a briliant economist that it's possible that the economy could start improving for one reason and that is because next january, the biggest tax

Louie Gohmert

6:18:12 to 6:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: increase in american history will hit. and it will absolutely devastate the economy. sit could be toward the end of the year as people start getting ready to move towards capital gains and al of the income ta rates that go up, that it may

Louie Gohmert

6:18:33 to 6:18:55( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: look right before the election that we may be having a recovery. maybe so. but when you start adding the taxes now, that changes the equation. how our democratic friends and c.b.o. can tell people with a straight face this pays for itself when you got 10 years of

Louie Gohmert

6:18:56 to 6:19:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: income to pay for six or seven years of health care? and then we're told, yeah, but in the second 10 years, it really starts to pay for itself. that's never happened. you think congress is going to sit back and do nothing for the next 20 years and just wait and

Louie Gohmert

6:19:19 to 6:19:39( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: see for 20 years if things fix themselves? the soviet union didn't get that chance when they started spendinmoney like this first on the afghan war and then the missile defense. no one would loan them money. they couldn't print it fast enough. they went out of business. .

Louie Gohmert

6:19:40 to 6:20:00( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: when the president said in his comments that these words, for example, instead of having five tests when you go to the doctor, you just get one. he's being very truthful. thank god my mother had many tests over a period of six days before they found her brain tumor and she didn't just have

Louie Gohmert

6:20:01 to 6:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: one. i do appreciate the president saying in his speech today the words that ultimately the truth will come out. i believe he's right. and it wil be devastating for those who were pushing through this government control. and toward the end of his --

Louie Gohmert

6:20:23 to 6:20:44( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: well, actually there was a lot more speech but i'll just finish with one other mention regarding the president's speech. he says, now, i cannot guarantee that this is good politics, that is very true. you vote for this, i know some people may have districts where

Louie Gohmert

6:20:45 to 6:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: they just -- they're used to having everything given to them, entitlement districts understand -- districts, and they'll need to vote for it because they're used to entitlements, but sewhere it's not going to be good politics and you're -- looking at the end of some politicalareers here, unless the president has agreed to give them jobs when they lose their seat.

Louie Gohmert

6:21:08 to 6:21:29( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: but, you know, this deal with caterpillar, they're saying they're going to lose $100 million in the first year. i've heard about states like when goodyear plan in alabama, where the state and local came together and offered $51 million just to keep the people there and keep the plan open -- plant open. this bill is going to cost them

Louie Gohmert

6:21:30 to 6:21:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: $100 million, cost caterpillar $100 million. we're going to charge them $100 million, you think companies are going to be able to stay long like that? and i just want to finish up in my time tonight going back in history just to remind people before this terrible vote tomorrow, hopefully the american

Louie Gohmert

6:21:53 to 6:22:13( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: people will prevail, people will lose their nerve to force this economy and the health care off a cliff. but -- and then we can come back and we can work together, we can provide real solutions, we've got lots of good ideas, just let us work together with you to do that instead of having the president say, as he did at our

Louie Gohmert

6:22:14 to 6:22:34( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: retreat, i've read all your bills, yeah, i've read, there's things there, but i'd really -- he's not read our bills. he has not read all our bills. we've got lots of things that could be considered. but you go back to the founding of this country, 1783, the articles of confederation didn't work, they're too loosely woven,

Louie Gohmert

6:22:35 to 6:22:58( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: no common currency, so it's falling apart. 1787 we have the constitutional convention in philadelphia. they talk george washington into coming back and presiding. he had done what no man had ever done in the history of the world before or since, he read a -- led aevolutionary military,

Louie Gohmert

6:22:59 to 6:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: won the revolution, resigned and went home. said, did i what you asked. well, 1787, they're telling him, if you don't come back and preside, the 13 states are not going to come back. we're done. the country's over. but all 13 states have agreed to come back if you will promise to preside over the constitutional convention.

Louie Gohmert

6:23:22 to 6:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: i mean, what a testimonial for a man, a man of integrity that he was so beloved, if he would come back they would come back, they won't come back for anybody else. they knew he was a man who could walk away with power and never look back because he had done it. the convention goes on in philadelphia and they put blankets over the windows to

Louie Gohmert

6:23:43 to 6:24:04( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: keep people from looking in and people being distracted looking out. and there was bickering and arguing, it went on and on for nearly five weeks. at that point benjamin franklin was 80 years old, a little over two years away from meeting his maker, meeting his judge,

Louie Gohmert

6:24:05 to 6:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: meeting his creator, and, yes, he had sewed some wild oats in his life and some people thought he was a deist, that's seone who believes god created things or something happened to create things and then that being stepped back and has never done anything, basically. well, what some people call a deist today was recognized. he knew he was a couple of years

Louie Gohmert

6:24:27 to 6:24:47( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: more awhich from meeting his maker -- away from meeting his maker. witty and brilliant as ever he stood up and he said these words, well, he started by saying, we've been meeting for nearly five weeks, we've accomplished basically nothing. we have more noes than ayes on these votes. i'm going to use his compact

Louie Gohmert

6:24:48 to 6:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: words taken down by james madison. in this situation of this assembly, grappling as it were in the dark to find political truth and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we have not once hitherto thought of humbly applying to the father of the lights to

Louie Gohmert

6:25:11 to 6:25:31( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: illuminate our understanding? in the beginning contest with great britain when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room. for the divine protection. our prayers, sir, were heard and they were graciously answered.

Louie Gohmert

6:25:32 to 6:25:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: ben franklin went on, he said, all of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor, to that kind of providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national

Louie Gohmert

6:25:53 to 6:26:14( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: felicity. and have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? ben franklin the went on an -- and said, i have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer i live

Louie Gohmert

6:26:15 to 6:26:36( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: the more convincing proof i see of this truth -- proofs i see of this truth. god governs in the affairs of men. and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it possible an empire can rise without his aid? we have been assured, sir, in

Louie Gohmert

6:26:37 to 6:26:57( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: the sacred writing that except the lord build the house, they labor in vein that build it -- vain that build it. i firmly believe this. and i also firmly believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of babble. we should be divided by -- babel. we should be divided by little

Louie Gohmert

6:26:58 to 6:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: partial local interest it's, our projects be con founded and we -- con fouad -- confounded and we should become a byword down the ages and mankind may here ter from this unfortunate instance despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it to chanc war and conquest.

Louie Gohmert

6:27:20 to 6:27:41( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: i therefore beg leave to move that henceforth, prayers employing the assistance of heaven and its blessing on our deliberations be held in the assembly every morning before we proceed to business. and after that, seconded by mr. sherman, it was unanimously adopted and from then to today we have prayer to begin our

Louie Gohmert

6:27:42 to 6:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: sessions in here. but, oh, if we could ever come back together as a group and the very first congress did, join and pray together as they did on their knees and come together as one wrote to his wife, it was such a moving powerful prayer time, even the

Louie Gohmert

6:28:06 to 6:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: quakers had tears in their eyes. this is an important time, i thank god for those who have come to make their voices known this weekend. i thank god for the blessings with which we have been enriched and i hope that people across america will pray to that same god ben franklin referred to and

Louie Gohmert

6:28:28 to 6:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: that he will move in the hearts of people here in congress, that they will do the thing that will

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