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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 1:03:30 to 1:05:40
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James P. McGovern

1:03:28 to 1:03:48( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: the model put forth by john f. kennedy when in 1961, he said, you can't encourage economic growth by increasing public e private investment. reject this underlying conference report. and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.

James P. McGovern

1:03:30 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

1:03:49 to 1:04:09( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: the gentleman from masshusetts. mr. mcgovernpresident kennedy said if a free society cannot those who are poor, it cannot ?? save those who are rich. the emphasis has been on the rich. the tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals that have contributed to our deficit. spending on the war that they

James P. McGovern

1:04:10 to 1:04:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: wouldn't even pay for, it was covered up under emergency spending procedures to mask the size of our growing debt. yet, they made cuts in programs that helped kids and veterans and our elderly and investments in job creation and things that would help stimulate this economy.

James P. McGovern

1:04:31 to 1:04:52( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: i don't think that's a record to be proud of. we are turning the page. we are going to a new chapter here. we have a budget before us that i'm proud to defend. and this is a budget that creates jobs, target investments in affordable health care, clean energy and education.

James P. McGovern

1:04:53 to 1:05:13( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: cuts taxes by more than $1.7 trillion. cuts the deficit by nearly 2/3 in four years. it paves the way for an affordable health care plan. 40 million of our citizens without health care? that's a national scandal. you know what? that reality is one of the reasons why health care costs are soaring.

James P. McGovern

1:05:14 to 1:05:34( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: we need to get that under control. we need to deal with college affordability so we have the bestrained and educated work force. we need to invest in clean energy so we can make th transition to clean renewable sources of energy, so we're not dependent on foreignil and not dependent on the same old, same old that we have relied on for

James P. McGovern

1:05:35 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: so many years. this is -- we can either do what

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