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House Proceeding 04-15-10 on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 0:03:50 to 0:07:55
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James Jordan

0:03:42 to 0:04:02( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: ordered.,, the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. >> the gentleman is speaking about fiscal order, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: people are worried about what this congress is doing to our kids' future and rightly so. this year the federal government will take in $2.1

James Jordan

0:03:50 to 0:07:55( Edit History Discussion )
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James Jordan

0:04:03 to 0:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: trillion and spend $3.6 trillion. only in congress does that math make sense. that's like family making $50,000 a year but spending $80,000. if that was your family, mr. speaker, making $50,000 and spending $80,000, you'd do something about it, cut back, tighten the belt, make responsible decisions. but not this congress this congress is spending like

James Jordan

0:04:24 to 0:04:46( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: there's no tomorrow this year the federal government will run a deficit of at least $1.4 trillion. that's 10% of g.d.p. any economist in the world will tell you that deficits shouldn't be more than 2% or 3% of g.d.p. and what are we spending on today? >> the house is not in order. th

James Jordan

0:04:47 to 0:05:08( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: and what are we spending on today? estuaries. estuaries. most americans probly never heard the term. with our nation over $12 trillion in debt, borrowing money china to pay our debts, record deficits as far as the eye anke, not dealing with the energy cris, replacing

James Jordan

0:05:09 to 0:05:30( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: freedom with mandates, replacing private sector growth with 16,000 new ir.s. agents and what are we spending people's money on today on tax day? we're spending it on estuaries. a massive increase in funding for estuaries. mr. speaker, come on. americans are taking to the streets across the country today, tax day, dumping tea in

James Jordan

0:05:31 to 0:05:52( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: the harbor and standing up against congress tt is bankrupting their country. what are our democrats offering them? more spending on estuaries. mr. speaker, before congress even considers doubling the funding for this program or any other nonessential spending, we must first balance the federal budget and begin page down some of the money we borrowed from

James Jordan

0:05:53 to 0:06:13( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: china and other countries. estuaries can wait, mr. speaker, but fiscal responsibility cannot. all this motion does, all this motion does is says, keep the spending at what it was last year. after all, a lot of families a lot of taxpayers a lot of small business owners, have been living on last year's spending

James Jordan

0:06:14 to 0:06:35( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: levels, mbe even something less. i would ask my colleagues this. mr. speaker, the house is not in order. i would ask my colleagues this, mr. speaker. how bad does it have to get before we can begin to take that modest first step and say, maybe estuaries can get by on the same amount of money they

James Jordan

0:06:36 to 0:06:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: were on last year. that's all this motion says. all this motion says is, let's keep them where they were last year. a yes vote on this motion tells the people you represent back home, the people who are paying their taxes today, who elected us and entrusted us to protect their hard-earned money, your yes vote tells them, yes, i agree congress must set

James Jordan

0:06:57 to 0:07:17( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: priorities, yes, i agree we should forego such increase until the budget is balanced, and yes i respect you the taxpayer enough to say i can hold the line on spending even if it means only $35 million for estuary this is year. mr. speaker, i had a coach in high school, chemistry and physics teacher, toughest

James Jordan

0:07:18 to 0:07:38( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: teacher in the school, toughest coach in the state. every single day in class, every single day in the practice room, he talked about discipline. he said discipline is doing what you don't want to do when you don't want to do it. that meant doing it his way when you'd rather do it your way. doing things the right way when you'd rather do them the

James Jordan

0:07:39 to 0:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: convenient way. discipline is what beneed in this congress. the easiest thing in the world to do is spend money, particularly someone else's money. this amendment, real simple, says let's have the discipline to say no to spending. let's have the discipline to say, let's do the right thing today, not the convenient thing.

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