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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 0:46:05 to 0:47:45
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James P. McGovern

0:46:01 to 0:46:22( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and we ought to do so by rejecting this conference report. and i urge my colleagues to do so. and i yield back. . mr. mcgovern: let me say to the gentleman from yipped whom i respect, i agree with half of what -- indiana whom i respect. i agree with half of what he said. he do believe his party messed

James P. McGovern

0:46:05 to 0:47:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:46:23 to 0:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: up and left up with this terrible economy at this particular juncture but here's where we may disagree philosophically. how do you dig your way out of this ditch? is it more cuts? is it throwing more people off the health care rolls? is it creating more jobless, is it cuts back on education programs, is it, you know,

James P. McGovern

0:46:44 to 0:47:04( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: cutting back on infrastructure programs? is that how we get out of this? or, as i think we're suggesting, is that maybe in this short-term that there needs to be some investment up front to try to stimulate and resuscitate this economy, to create more jobs, if i to could finish my sentence,

James P. McGovern

0:47:05 to 0:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: please, could -- if i could finish my sentence, please, to create more jobs, create more revenue, to get this economy ck on the right track. we're in deep trouble. we have inherited the worst economy since the great depression. now, the gentleman and others have spoken as if we're not concerned about the deficit or the debt. first of all, we've joined with the gentleman from indiana over

James P. McGovern

0:47:26 to 0:47:45( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: the last eight years complaining about the size of the debt. and we were told repeatedly by some of my friends on the other side of the aisle that the deficits don't matter. debt doesn't matter. well, now all of a sudden it does. the fact of the matter is, in the budget that 're proposing, we cut the deficit by nearly 2/3 in four years.

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