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House Proceeding on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 1:11:05 to 1:13:29
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James P. McGovern

1:11:02 to 1:11:26( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: mr. mcgov yield. mr. drer: is the gentleman trying to argue that we have not submitted a budget with real alternatives and simply provided a political statement? mr. mcgovern: i'm saying that i'm glad that the gentleman -- the republicans submitted a budget to the rules committee because up until today we had a political brochure. but, anyway, a cursory look at

James P. McGovern

1:11:05 to 1:13:29( Edit History Discussion )
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James P. McGovern

1:11:27 to 1:11:48( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: what they presented are substantial cuts in some very essential programs. they are talking about a $38 billion cut in agriculture. are they going to cut food stamps and nutrition programs to people who are suffering and struggling during these terrible economic times? $22.7 billion cut to education

James P. McGovern

1:11:49 to 1:12:09( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and you know, are they going to cut schools more? are we gng to cut money for special education? you know, there are some significant programs that will have to be cut as a result of what they're proposing. energy and commerce, $66.1 billion cut.

James P. McGovern

1:12:10 to 1:12:32( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: are they going to cut medicare and medicaid? billions of dollars in financial service. where are the cuts going to come from? housing for low-income people? is than idea of what the compassionate budget is all about? ways and means, billions and billions of cuts for the ways and mes. again, going into medicare, perhaps that help vulnerable senior citizens.

James P. McGovern

1:12:33 to 1:12:53( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: look, madam speaker, i think people are tired of the same old same old. and let me tell you what the old way was. the old ways a to ignore health care. that's why we have such a mess with health care today. the old way was to ignore education. that's why we have so many schools that are crumbling. that's why we -- we're understaffed in terms of our

James P. McGovern

1:12:54 to 1:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: teachers. that's why schools don't have the technology that they all should have. mr. dreier: will the gentleman yield for a question? mr. mcgovern: the old way is to give tax breaks to millionaires. the old way was to continue to rely on foreign oil. you know, the budget that the democrats are proudly presenting today puts us in a

James P. McGovern

1:13:17 to 1:13:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: very new direction and a direction i think that the american people are excited about. that's what this last election was about. you know, people will have the republican budget or the democratic budget, whatever they want to do.

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