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House Proceeding on Apr 22nd, 2009 :: 3:44:50 to 3:47:40
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Patrick T. McHenry

3:44:42 to 3:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: thspeaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: at this time, mr. speaker, i'd like to yield three inin-- minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. mchenry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. mchenry: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my ranking member for yielding me time at the important debate of the day.

Patrick T. McHenry

3:44:50 to 3:47:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry

3:45:04 to 3:45:24( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: today we're talking about the budget resolution. and the budget passed by this congress -- i voted no -- increases spending at a rapid rate. we haven't seen such a rapid growth of government since jimmy carter was president of the united states in the 1970's. but i think it's equally interesting that we're debating

Patrick T. McHenry

3:45:25 to 3:45:47( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the budget resolution today because just yesterday president obama announced that he's finding savings in the budget. and they a reducing -- trying to find savings of $100 million ute of our -- out of our budget. well, today this budget resolution will spend -- well,

Patrick T. McHenry

3:45:48 to 3:46:09( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the savings that president obama has announced is the equivalent of a family of four, the average family of four in the united states deciding not to buy a starbucks coffee. just one day. not for the year. just one day. the equivalent savings for a family is about $1.25. actually -- i don't even think you can buy a starbucks coffee

Patrick T. McHenry

3:46:10 to 3:46:31( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: for $1.25 anymore. but instead of doing the hard work of paring down government spending, finding those areas of government that are efficient, ineffective, this budget simply taxes too much, it spends too much and it borrows too much. in the end with our borrowing

Patrick T. McHenry

3:46:32 to 3:46:52( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: costs going up as government we'll see inflation in the coming years. inflation that will erode seniors' ability to purchase health care, inflation that will erode families' cacity to educate their children and fund their education. these things are real. and unfortunately though a budget deals with people we're

Patrick T. McHenry

3:46:53 to 3:47:13( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: not doing the right thing for the american people. because we're going to see a massive tax increase in this budget. we're going to see carbon cap and trade, a national energy tax. we're going to see health care changes where the government takes more capacity and control away from individual patients

Patrick T. McHenry

3:47:14 to 3:47:34( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: and doctors and pu it in the hands of government bureaucrats. and our tax dollars will continue to go up, our tax rates will go up. now, this is not for the rich. it's for everyone when you have the tax bills going up that much. what i would urge myolleagues to do is reject this motion to go to conference. i think it's time that we do

Patrick T. McHenry

3:47:35 to 3:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the right thing fothe american people and not increase spending to the rapid tune that this budget does.

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