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House Proceeding 03-23-10 on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 0:46:20 to 0:52:45
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Dan Burton

0:46:17 to 0:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: courage to do what was for the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive massachusettsage. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: the senate has passed with amendments h.r.

Dan Burton

0:46:20 to 0:52:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:46:39 to 0:47:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: 1586, cited as the f.a., air transportation modernization and safety improvement act in which the concurrence of the house is asked. -- is requested. the speaker pro tempore: mr.

Dan Burton

0:47:01 to 0:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: burton from indiana. mr. burton: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burton: well, you know, madam speaker, i was watching televion today and i saw that the president was down at the white house signing the new health bill and he was getting all kinds of applause and everybody was, you know, just

Dan Burton

0:47:22 to 0:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: having a big time. and something like 61% or 62% of the american people were wondering why. because what they passed was something that the vast majority of americans don't want. so tonight i thought i'd come down here -- i don't want to rain on the president's parade, but i would like to talk just a little bit about what they're

Dan Burton

0:47:43 to 0:48:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: doing to america. because i think it's really important. i know i can't talk directly, madam speaker, to the american people, but if they were listening i'd like to just tell them a few things about what's been going on since this guy took office -- excuse me -- since the president took office. january of 2009, they spent

Dan Burton

0:48:06 to 0:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: $73.3 billion on the state children's health insurance program re-authorization and a lot of people thought this was necessary but it was still $73 billion. february 9, a month later, they passed the stimulus bill that was going to create jobs and keep unemployment below 8%.

Dan Burton

0:48:27 to 0:48:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that was $1.16 trillion with interest, and that was not successful in keeping the unemployment down. in fact it went way above 8%, over 10%. it's now do you a little below 10%. but nevertheless, it's still up there much higher. but we spent $1.16 trillion on that. now, i can't tell you how many zeros are involved in that, but you'll figure it out, america, if america were allowed to

Dan Burton

0:48:49 to 0:49:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: listen to me, madam speaker. they'll figure it out when they start seeing all this extra cash flowing around that's going to depreciate the value of their money. then on february 9 also they passed the omnibus bill, the same day they passed the stimulus bill. but that wasn't much, it was only $625 billion, a little over

Dan Burton

0:49:11 to 0:49:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: half a trillion. and then in june they passed the defense supplemental which was necessary, that was $106 billion, but they had scabs of pork bill projects in there that the president said he would not tolerate. and then in december the president passed the omnibus

Dan Burton

0:49:32 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: bill, the consolidater appropriations omnibus bill, and it was only $3.554 trillion we don't have this money. we just don't have it. we're digging a hole that you just won't believe how hard it's going to be to get out of it. nevertheless the spending goes on. and on and on and on.

Dan Burton

0:49:54 to 0:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and i'm hoping that america wakes up and realizes what's going on before it gets so bad that we have hyperinflation and interest rates that go out of sight because they'll trial -- try to control it like they did in the early 1980's and we see taxes going through the roof. in addition to that the things i just mentioned, they passed cap

Dan Burton

0:50:16 to 0:50:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and trade through this body which was $846 billion, almost another trillion, but it's still languishing in the senate. after the president's victory and the signing of the health care bill today i'm sure he's going to try to ram that dude through, too. and the health care program that they passed today that they said was going to end up saving us

Dan Burton

0:50:38 to 0:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: money, i mean, listen to this. we're going to have 32 million more people that are going to be insured and it's going to cost less. i want everybody to figure that one out. how you can insure 32 million more people and spend less money? if you can figure that out i'm going to get a job as houdini's assistant. it just isn't going to happen. as a matter of fact, the cost of

Dan Burton

0:50:59 to 0:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the health care bill is going to run at least, at least $1.5 trillion to $3 trillion. the way -- the gimmick they're using to try to make it look good is they're going to start taxing us right now for 10 years but the health coverage, most of it doesn't start until 2014. so you're paying 10 years of taxes fosix years of coverage

Dan Burton

0:51:20 to 0:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and that makes it look like they're staying below $1 trillion. but when you put the pencil to 10 years of taxes and 10 years of expenditures you're looking at something like close to $2 trillion. and i believe it's going to end up costing a lot more than that. all these government programs they talk about that's going to cost so little, always ends up costing more. always creates more bureaucracy.

Dan Burton

0:51:42 to 0:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and always ends up hurting this country and the future generations. so, i would just like to say, madam speaker, if i were talking to america tonight, remeer what happened today, rember what our colleagues on the other side cheered about two days ago, remember what it's going to do

Dan Burton

0:52:04 to 0:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: to you and your kids and your grandkids because there's an election coming up in 2010, in november, the people need to be aware of what's happened and what's happening. we are moving toward a socialistic approach in government. not free enterprise that made this country great but socialism and america needs to be aware of it.

Dan Burton

0:52:25 to 0:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: iield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: ms. kaptur from ohio. mr. mccotter from michigan. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for five

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