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House Proceeding 03-24-10 on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 1:35:50 to 1:38:09
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Jerry Moran

1:35:47 to 1:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: from this health care syst. we will fight that lawsuit because it is against the people of texas. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the following members are now recognized for five minutes each. ms. sutton of ohio.

Jerry Moran

1:35:50 to 1:38:09( Edit History Discussion )
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Jerry Moran

1:36:08 to 1:36:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: mr. powe of texas. -- mr. poe of texas. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to assume the gentleman's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. moran: the news on the kansas subcommittee economy is not good. our state's unemployment rate rose to 7% in january.

Jerry Moran

1:36:30 to 1:36:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: we need $500 million to balance our budget in kansas in 2010 and 2011. these million-dollar numbers don't mean much up here in washington, where this congress continues to rack up trillions in debt obligations fazz there are no consequences and money magically appears out of thin air.

Jerry Moran

1:36:52 to 1:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: however the effects of this thoughtfulness are indeed terrible. in kansas, the overwhelming majority of our state budget is comprised of health care responsibilities. many of these have been handed down from the federal government. our education system is teetering on the breaking point with schools facing closure or consolidation and with educators and staff being laid off.

Jerry Moran

1:37:14 to 1:37:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: services for our state's developmentally disabled and support for our sick and elderly have been cut. folks in kansas are hurting. i see their pain when i return to -- when i return from washington, d.c. every weekend home to kansas. in our state, we think differently than they up here in washington. we don't spend what we can't afford we don't sacrifice

Jerry Moran

1:37:35 to 1:37:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: long-term prosperity for short-term gratification we don't sidestep our personal responsibilities and we don't tell other people how to live their lives. it pains me to reflect on the bad ideas of this congress, the stimulus, the bailout, cash for clunkers, because i know these mistakes are digging us deeper and deeper into a hole. i was one of only 17 members

Jerry Moran

1:37:56 to 1:38:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: out of 435 to opposed all of these measures, not because i want to obstruct legislation but because our personal freedom and economic inwill -- liberty are restricted each time we create obligations we can't pay for. kansas, like many states is

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