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House Proceeding 03-26-09 on Mar 26th, 2009 :: 0:57:25 to 0:59:45
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Steven C. LaTourette

0:57:21 to 0:57:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: in the house -- in the house need to be embarrassed, right? because none of us voted for this. mr. latta: -- mr. latourette: the gentlelady is right. that's why we've really done some hard work. i have to give credit to a lot of my co-sluths on this. they've done a lot of work from this. i think we really are down to these six or seven people.

Steven C. LaTourette

0:57:42 to 0:58:04( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: i should explain the question mark down there. because the secretary of the treasury, mr. geithner, has twice appeared this week in front of the financial services committee and given testimony and when asked directly who did it, he said staff at the treasury communicated with staff and senator -- staff in senator dodd's office. now, listen, that is the biggest, what are you kidding

Steven C. LaTourette

0:58:05 to 0:58:26( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: me i've ever heard because staff can't write legislation. the treasury can't write legislation. members of congress write legislation. and to hide behind theskirts of some unknown, unnamed staff member i tnk is a tr act of cowardice. so just come out. i put the question mark there because that question mark we

Steven C. LaTourette

0:58:27 to 0:58:47( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: hope to eventually fill in with the staffer at treasury who apparently is somehow involved. but all we're going ask that staffer is who told you to do it? it has to be somebody in power. it can't be the satisfy got together and said, i got a good one, let's give out bonuses to a.i.g. we're going to continue this quest but the point in your special order think a just

Steven C. LaTourette

0:58:48 to 0:59:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: wanted to raise is that we have this budget next week. and this bill, where this horrible thing happened, only and i can't believe i've been in washington so long i can say only, spt $1 trillion. only. the proposal next week on the floor proposes to spend $3.6 trillion. and i would just hope under the

Steven C. LaTourette

0:59:09 to 0:59:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: straight-faced test, can i look at myself in the mirror when i wake up in the morning that whoever's in charge, whoever happens to be in the next room where this is being negotiated says, you know what? i got a novel idea. why don't we let everybody read the bill, understand the bill, so we can have an intelligent debate on the bill and when it goes to the conference committee and it goes in these

Steven C. LaTourette

0:59:30 to 0:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: oms and there's only five or six people involved, maybe a check back and say, hey, you know what? i've made this change, here's why i made the change, i hope you can go along with it. but this backdoor, backhanded sneaky stuff, it doesn't belong not only in the united states congress, it doesn't belong

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