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House Proceeding 05-19-09 on May 19th, 2009 :: 1:07:45 to 1:20:45
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Donald A. Manzullo

1:07:41 to 1:08:01( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: illinois who also represents manufacturing, what it can do to his state and also across the midwest. mr. schock: mr. chairman, you know the person who has been --

Donald A. Manzullo

1:07:45 to 1:20:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donald A. Manzullo

Donald A. Manzullo

1:08:02 to 1:08:23( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: mr. manzullo: mr. chairman, you know, the person who has been forgotten is the american worker. my dad, i can remember when i was a little kid, used to pack his lunch box, black tin box with the round top with a salaamy sandwich, piece --

Donald A. Manzullo

1:08:24 to 1:08:44( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: salami sandwich, piece of fruit and a cup of coffee. he would rise early in the morning, go to work at the factory and come back with a sense of satisfaction that he had de something with his hands. and dad, perhaps is the emblem of the american worker,

Donald A. Manzullo

1:08:45 to 1:09:05( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: somebody who actually worked in factory and then became a master meat cutter in his grocery store, master restauranteur at the same time was an expert carpenter, cabinet maker, person who could do marvelous things with the

Donald A. Manzullo

1:09:06 to 1:09:27( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: hands that got gave him. dad perhaps, also, is the picture of the american we are not examing as we take a look at this entire cap and trade system because after all it's the american worker who is going to be disadvantaged in many ways because of this

Donald A. Manzullo

1:09:28 to 1:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: theory that the majority wants to impose upon the american family which according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office would spike the cost of energy for the average american family of somewhere between $7 hupped and $2,2 -- $700 and $2,200 a year.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:09:50 to 1:10:10( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: so we start with the fact that the american worker is going to be paying a lot more for his or her energy at home before he leaves and goes off to the factory. and once he gets to the factory, exactly what's going to happen -- what's exactly going to happen?

Donald A. Manzullo

1:10:11 to 1:10:31( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: well, the factory is under tremendous competion. competition domestically because of high productivity of the americ manufacturers and competition because of offshore, because of countries that don't have osha standards, that have very few environmental standards, who care less about the safety of

Donald A. Manzullo

1:10:32 to 1:10:53( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: the worker and more about shipping that product to the united states. so we start with the distinct disadvantage already in the manufacturing sector. how much more account american worker take? how much more account owner of

Donald A. Manzullo

1:10:54 to 1:11:14( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: that factory take? i assembled this past week -- in fact yesterday in the congressional district i represent, the congressional district that has in the largest county over % manufacturing base 55 or 60 small manufacturers and laid out to them this cap and trade

Donald A. Manzullo

1:11:15 to 1:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: system and exactly what it would mean to them as manufacturers. . we start with the proposition that 535 people in washington, d.c. suddenly wake up in the morning and decide where america

Donald A. Manzullo

1:11:36 to 1:11:57( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: should go into the green business and america should get involved in the energy-saving business as if the american manufacturer and its worker have been on the sidelines doing nothing. you have great manufacturers out there, like the perks family. the perks family has been around

Donald A. Manzullo

1:11:58 to 1:12:18( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: for three generations now involved in combust tibble burners. their goal has been to make the most efficient burner possible and they lead the world in that technology. they just didn't wake up one morning and say, we should start saving energy. that's what productivity is all

Donald A. Manzullo

1:12:19 to 1:12:41( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: about. that's what the american manufacturer is all about, to be giving him the opportunity and the small invent tore to be able to -- inventor to be able to go out and make products that are faster, quicker and leaner. the federal government didn't

Donald A. Manzullo

1:12:42 to 1:13:04( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: invent the term of lean manufacturing or i.s.o. standards of excellence and productivity. the federal government does more to hinder the innovation ability and the productivity and the energy savings of the american manufacturer than it does to help them out.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:13:05 to 1:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: or take for example, harvard machinery in illinois. an extraordinary patent on running hydraulics on an as peru knit and gets the shock, the power to move the hydraulic and the unit shuts off. saving 60% to 80% of the energy

Donald A. Manzullo

1:13:27 to 1:13:48( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: costs versus a machine that runs all the time. no one in washington called the peopleack home and said, we have this great idea for you. the people in washington are callin the people that i represent and are saying, i've got news for you. i don't have new innovations for you or new technologies for you,

Donald A. Manzullo

1:13:49 to 1:14:10( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: i have a new tax that is going to make you less competitive with the world. the so-called cap and trade tax, because the people in this body and the other body are going to say, we are manufacturers. we know everything about manufacturing, as we sit here in

Donald A. Manzullo

1:14:11 to 1:14:32( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: our pin-striped suits and don't know what the sweet smell of machine oil is because most of them have never been in a factory in their lives. and they're going to tell american manufacturers how to run their factories. as i talked to 50 manufacturers

Donald A. Manzullo

1:14:33 to 1:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: yesterday, several of them have domestic production in china and mexico. if it's going to be much more expensive to manufacture in the united states, we'll just do more manufacturing in mexico and china. and you know what, mr. chairman? the cost of shipping finished items from china to the united

Donald A. Manzullo

1:14:56 to 1:15:17( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: states will be less than the cost of increase in power for people to make their products under the new cap and trade bill. this is absolute lunacy to be able to subject the american manufacturer and worker, the one that gets up at the crack of dawn every morning, packs his

Donald A. Manzullo

1:15:18 to 1:15:38( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: lunch box and goes off to work and gets in his old car and puts in eight, 10, 12 hours a day to make money to pay the mortgage and congress says, you don't know what you're doing. you don't know how to run your factory. all we have to do is look what happened in europe.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:15:39 to 1:16:00( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: the famous cap and trade system in europe. now i don't usually look to the europeans for exames, except when they fail. and in this case, the cap and trade system, mr. chairman, has been a complete and total failure. and why is that?

Donald A. Manzullo

1:16:01 to 1:16:22( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: well, it's because you go across the straits of gibraltar, in northern africa and see countries not locked into the same system of control and missions. cola holdings in negligenter

Donald A. Manzullo

1:16:23 to 1:16:44( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: lands makes a car bide and it is used as an industrial abrace i have. the finest factory, the best in 's coling call construction, the finest in meeting the most stngent requirements to reduce the emissions in carbon. we are in big trouble, huge

Donald A. Manzullo

1:16:45 to 1:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: trouble, because right across in morocco, you will find a competitor, and in china that can make it cheaper and ship it to europe. and so what happens to the brave soul in europe that complies with their ill-fated cap and trade system? probably goes out of business.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:17:06 to 1:17:26( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: that's exactly what happens. and what's going to happen in the united states? there will be a southern movement to mexico as american manufacturers will be making more of their product in mexico, shipping it across the border, because it will be a lot cheaper, because they won't be sacked with a cap and trade system.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:17:27 to 1:17:48( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: if you take a look at the government accountability office report of december of 2008, this is their own organization th sets up standards by which to make measurements of efficiencies in different programs.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:17:49 to 1:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: and the government accountability office says, there are better less expensive and more direct methods to accomplish t goal of reducing emissions. well, that's interesting. what are those? well, perhaps someone ought to take a look what the american manufacturer is already doing.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:18:11 to 1:18:31( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: you can go to a danish manufacturer in illinois called danfoss that make machines that hook on to another machine and it measures the exact amount of energy necessary in order to run the machine right down to the

Donald A. Manzullo

1:18:32 to 1:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: lowest fraction of electrical unit required. highly efficient. no one from washington called the engineers and said, we have an idea for you. we, in congress wear pin-striped suits and we can tell you how to run your facility. no one called the city of

Donald A. Manzullo

1:18:54 to 1:19:16( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: rockford years ago and said we have a great plan for you to take the sewage, turn it into methane and run three turbines and lot less carbons going into the air. washington has no news for the american manufacturer and the american worker except bad news.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:19:17 to 1:19:37( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: that's why we have to defeat this. we already have a plan in place or a lot of plans in place. one is the republican alternative. and that's the one that rewards ingenuity and makes it easier for people to change to the latest techniques to scrub the

Donald A. Manzullo

1:19:38 to 1:19:58( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: air, to scrub the environment. it just amazes me, it totally amazes. 14% unemployment in rockford. our chrysler plant has closed for 60 days. chrysler is in bankruptcy.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:19:59 to 1:20:20( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: we've gone from 16 million cars sold two years ago and to eight million cars this year and all the problems that manufacturing is having now, we need one more regulation, one more requirement, one more chop on the block of the american manufacturer.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:20:21 to 1:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: it's time to say no to this big government that thinks it knows best. it's time to say no to washington that thinks it has all the answers and time to say yes to the american worker, yes to the inventor and yes to the american manufacturer, the people who created all the

Donald A. Manzullo

1:20:42 to 1:20:45( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: wealth inhe world, leaders in technology, leaders in

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