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House Proceeding 04-16-08 on Apr 16th, 2008 :: 0:22:16 to 0:25:30
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call almost inconsequential amount. and i wish every member before they took this vote to travel to latin america, could travel to africa, could travel to these countries in the middle east

Dana Rohrabacher

0:22:16 to 0:22:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: or asia and they could witness for themselves many of the amazing success stories. countries that -- whose people are better today than they were yesterday, not because we -- not because we gave

Dana Rohrabacher

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Speech By: Dana Rohrabacher

Dana Rohrabacher

0:22:32 to 0:22:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: them money, because this is not what debt relief is about. debt relief is about not giving them foreign aid. it's about allowing them to help themselves, taking their money and spending it on

Dana Rohrabacher

0:22:50 to 0:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: their own people so that they won't be coming to us for a handout. this is about a handup, a totally different approach, ffan approaching that's working. at this time i yield two minutes to the gentleman

Dana Rohrabacher

0:23:02 to 0:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: from california, mr. rohrabacher. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. rohrabacher: i rise in support of this legislation, which would instruct the sbeck of secretary

Dana Rohrabacher

0:23:14 to 0:23:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: to issue debt relief to developing countries, especially those new democracies. and let me know that much of the debt we heard about today that has caused such a horrible -- had such a horrible

Dana Rohrabacher

0:23:27 to 0:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: impact on the way of living and the standard of living of people throughout the developing world, that debt is basically a result of dictatorship. it is not a result of democratic governments

Dana Rohrabacher

0:23:42 to 0:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: making wrong decisions. by and large, we are talking about government that is have been run by author tarians and gangsters who are putting their own -- author tarians and gangsters who are putting

Dana Rohrabacher

0:23:58 to 0:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: their own people in harm's way. however, those people who have established democratic government and replaced dictatorships should not be forced to bear the burden of having massive debt.

Dana Rohrabacher

0:24:12 to 0:24:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: this is what keeps these countries down even once they replace their dictators. for example, in the soviet union, once the soviet -- once the communist party was displaced and they had free

Dana Rohrabacher

0:24:25 to 0:24:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: elections, we insisted that they not renounce their debt. we did not forgive their debt. that threw the soviet union into a horrible economic chaos, which was then democratic russia was paying for

Dana Rohrabacher

0:24:37 to 0:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: the sins of the communist dictatorship that preceded it. we almost lost democracy in russia because they are insisting on debt repayment and the people didn't have any moral reason to

Dana Rohrabacher

0:24:51 to 0:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: pay that back. now it's important -- i have an amendment and i am very grateful to barney frank for backing my ability to have the proposed amount that suggests that democracy be a democratically

Dana Rohrabacher

0:25:06 to 0:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: elected government and not subject that someone be democrat in the future. this gives the right kind of incentive. i ask for one additional minute. mr. bachus: i'm not sure we have the

Dana Rohrabacher

0:25:18 to 0:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dana Rohrabacher: time. we don't actually have the time. mr. rohrabacher: all right. i will say ethiopia is an example of the country that we should not be providing debt relief to until it has democratic electionmos.

Barbara Lee

0:25:30 to 0:25:44( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: thank you. the chairman: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. frank: i yield now three minutes to a former member of our committee whose actions we only loudly

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