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House Proceeding on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 0:47:50 to 0:57:20
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Virginia Foxx

0:47:46 to 0:48:07( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: nobody likes the situation we are in. but nobody's working harder to change it than the democrats. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i am tempted to say so much to

Virginia Foxx

0:47:50 to 0:57:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:48:08 to 0:48:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: say so little time. my colleague, i was going to ask her to yield so she could say in front of me her comment we are cutting the deficit. this is a classic example of the democrats saying one thing and doing another. it just happens over and over and over again. the american people, mr.

Virginia Foxx

0:48:31 to 0:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: speaker, are waking up to this issue. my colleague wants to talk about how when president obama came to office what a sorry state the economy was in. she never, along with her other colleagues, ever acknowledged the fa that docrats were in charge of the congress for two

Virginia Foxx

0:48:52 to 0:49:12( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: years before president obama came into office and put this economy in this -- on the skids. it's the democrats who were in charge of congressho have the fault laid directly at their feet. before the democrats took over the congress, we had 54 straight

Virginia Foxx

0:49:13 to 0:49:35( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: months of job growth in this country. under president bush, and with a republican-led congress. they bash -- they talk about unpaid bills. they created the unpaid bills when they came in january of 07. they have increased spending in

Virginia Foxx

0:49:36 to 0:49:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the past two years 84%. and what has it accomplished? more government jobs. count the 162,000 jobs all you want, those are primarily government jobs, short-term jobs with the census. my colleagues call things something that they are not. the recovery act?

Virginia Foxx

0:49:58 to 0:50:19( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that is the bailout that occurred in february last year. that was supposed to keep the trillion dollar spending that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%, that was supposed to create three trillion jobs. please. the american people aren't buying it anymore.

Virginia Foxx

0:50:20 to 0:50:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they know that the democrats are the ones who are in control and they know that the democratsre the ones who are responsible for the disaster that we are seeing in this economy. unemployment is over 11% in my state. yes, we want the estuaries to be protected.

Virginia Foxx

0:50:42 to 0:51:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they are vital to many jobs in north carolina. but spending more money is not the answer. having the federal government live beyond its means is simply not the answer. this year the federal budget deficit is projected to be between $1.3 trillion and $1.5 trillion. again my colleague mentioned

Virginia Foxx

0:51:03 to 0:51:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: cutting the deficit? when we hear even from president obama's own appointees at the c.b.o. and chairman bernanke that we cannot maintain our status as the greatest country in the world with this horrible debt and deficit. that the democrats are placing on our backs, on the backs of

Virginia Foxx

0:51:24 to 0:51:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: our children and our grandchildren. and i love the way my colleagues talk about this prescription drug program that was passed under a republica president and republican congress that was not, quote, paidor. they hate it. and yet what are they going to do in their health care bill? they are going to close the doughnut hole.

Virginia Foxx

0:51:45 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: sure, they are going to add to the spending on the prescription drug plan, the one that they hate so much. they hate it on the floor here when they want to use it as an excuse, but then they love it when they want to put more money into it. come on, folks, let's have a little consistency here in the approach that you take.

Virginia Foxx

0:52:06 to 0:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: most of your consistency does involve putting the government in control of our lives and spending, spending, spending. the mesh people -- american people know that in these tough times they should save not spend money. and last but not least, let me say my colleagues always say, this is not spending. this is only authorizing.

Virginia Foxx

0:52:27 to 0:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and then when it comes to the appropriations they'll say, well, we ve to appropriate because this was already authorized. this is another gimmick that they put in place simply to spend more money. again the american people ar waking up, they understand it, and they don't like it anymore. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker p tempore: the

Virginia Foxx

0:52:49 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: gentlelady reserves. the gentlewoman from the state of maine. ms. pingree: ieserve, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: reserves. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. you know, my colleague mentioned that this bill is a bill that's

Virginia Foxx

0:53:10 to 0:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: important because it creates jobs. my colleagues on the other side of the aisle along with the president have done such a poor job of creating jobs in the past with all the spending that they have done and yet everything that comes up is a jobs bill. i want to quote from a march 3 "washington times" editorial.

Virginia Foxx

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

Virginia Foxx: from immigration to clean energy to expanding the social safety net, there's no betteray to grease the skids for new government programs in washington nowadays than declare them job producing bills. than watch supporters line up and potential opposition crumble. end quote. you know, mr. speaker, when i was home in north carolina the

Virginia Foxx

0:53:54 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: past two weeks for our easter break, numerous constituents shared with me their concerns that the federal government's borrowing and spending too much. the american peop know that in these tough economic times they should save not spend money. but the federal government doesn't reflect the common sense that i se throughout the fifth district of north carolina.

Virginia Foxx

0:54:15 to 0:54:35( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: instead, the democrats in charge continue to borrow more and spend more, increasing our federal deficit on the backs of our children and grandchildren. my colleagues can no longer blame the deficit and economic difficulties today on the previous administration. although they continue to try. the democrats in charge of -- have shown they don't care about

Virginia Foxx

0:54:36 to 0:54:56( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the deficit by continuing to dig america into a bigger and bigger hole with more reckless spending. all of this borrowed money is being spent by the ruling democrats while the unemployment rate continues to rise and the deficit continues to grow. i think my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have -- are so in love with their power

Virginia Foxx

0:54:57 to 0:55:17( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that they believe that they can overrule the laws of economics. since the democrats took control of congress, mr. speaker, in january, 2007, they have raised the debt limit five times and the national dt has increased b 42.4%, or $3.68 trillion.

Virginia Foxx

0:55:18 to 0:55:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: democrats enacted a debt increase in february of 2009 promising that borrowing another $1 trillion would create jobs immediately and unemployment would not rise above 8%. however there were still 85,000 job losses this past january and unemployment has consistency --

Virginia Foxx

0:55:39 to 0:55:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: contiss tently been hovering around -- contiss -- consistently been around 10% around the country. the white house projects 10.6 trillion in ne deficits over the next decade. this is nearly $80,000 per

Virginia Foxx

0:56:00 to 0:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: household in new borrowing. it's beyond time to stop gging. the new budget estimates, including an estimated total national debt of $24.5 trillion in 2019 under the president obama's budget are alarming and unsustainable. the result would be the highest level of spending and debt in

Virginia Foxx

0:56:21 to 0:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: american history. and we hear now also that our colleagues across the aisle don't even want to present a new budget. and why don't they want to present a new budget? because they would have to reveal again these re distressing numbers to the american people and have to respond to them. this is an irresponsible lack of

Virginia Foxx

0:56:42 to 0:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: fiscal restraint carried on the backs of our children and grandchildren. my constituents at home and americans across the nation are not operating their family budgets as recklessly as this congress is spending taxpayer dollars. and we have to point out al the time this is not government money, this is money earned by

Virginia Foxx

0:57:05 to 0:57:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: hardworking taxpayers, more and more of whom are losing their jobs every day and losing the opportunity to work and pay their taxes, not money that's created by the government. except of course when they print it, which is going to result in inflation.

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