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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 2:12:20 to 2:14:20
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John Kline

2:12:17 to 2:12:37( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: personal opinion. but make it cle this sort of defense we need. mr. akin: reclaiming my time. the argument is going to be made as we slash the defense budget and we see a lot of things that are being asked -- axed, and the argument'soing to be made,

John Kline

2:12:20 to 2:14:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Kline

John Kline

2:12:38 to 2:12:59( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: hey, you can't just afford everything. and, what instruct me was, when we came here after -- what struck me was, when we came here and came across this floor, we just smoked $840 billion. i started dividing that thing out.

John Kline

2:13:00 to 2:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: because in the committee that i serve on, the biggest thing you spend money on is aircraft care yers. even the average -- carriers. even an average person on the street knows that they're expensive. they have a whole wing of airlines on them and thousands of people onboard. aircraft carriers, that's a substantial investment. so we have 11 aircraft carriers, you take the average cost of the

John Kline

2:13:22 to 2:13:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: of the aircraft carrier and divide that, about $3 billion into $840 billion. oh, my goodness, picture this, you're looking at 250 aircraft carriers end to end. i don't know how long they would go. but you're talking about a lot of aircraft carriers. so we start talking about, well, we're going to cut missile defense. right at the time when the north

John Kline

2:13:43 to 2:14:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: koreans launch their missile and then the other thing, talk about juxtaposition of timing, here's one, the obama team sent a video to the iranian people talking about a shared hope and the iranians responded by opening a plant to produ weapons grade uranium. somehow or other, it's like ships passing in the night here.

John Kline

2:14:05 to 2:14:21( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: it's like, wait a minute. what are we talking about here? we've been joined by another great texan. we'd be happy if you want to join our discussion. we're taking a look at the last

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