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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 1:02:15 to 1:13:25
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Paul Braun, Jr.

1:02:12 to 1:02:36( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: this nation as a member of congress. i would like to turn time over to the gentleman from georgia, who is on the floor right now, even though his committee is meeting in a markup. but i would like him to take as much time as he wishes, so he can get back to his other work, which is trying to keep the science committee on the right track in their particular markup, mr. broun.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:02:15 to 1:13:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Paul Braun, Jr.

1:02:37 to 1:02:58( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: . mr. broun: i thank my good friend, mr. bishop, for yielding. i rise in strong opposition to the waxman-markey cap and tax boondoggle. that's what it is, a boondoggle. this is the largest tax increase in american history. an estimate of almost $2

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:02:59 to 1:03:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: trillion tax increase. it will probably cost every family, it's estimated to cost every single family, rich, poor, and in between, over $3,100 for every family. in additional energy costs. and will drive millions of good-paying american jobs erseas.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:03:20 to 1:03:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: in fact, i have several plants in my distri in northeast georgia that have told me that if this onerous bill passes, they'll have to lock the door. those manufacturing jobs will go overseas. because they cannot afford to pay this high energy tax. it will devastate their business.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:03:41 to 1:04:02( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: and we'll lose jobs. this is an outrageous tax on every family that drives a car. who buys american products. or even flips on their light so that means you, it means every single family in this country, is going to pay over

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:04:03 to 1:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: $3,100 per family for this increased energy tax. senior citizens, the poor, the unemployed will be hit hardest by this tax increase, as experts agree that they spend a greater proportion of what money they have, their income, on energy consumption and on products that have a high energy consumption, thus will

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:04:24 to 1:04:46( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: have higher costs for those goods and services. in fact, it's going to raise the cost of every single product. every single service ithis country. because of ts outrageous energy tax. this is a time when we should be promoting policies that stimulate our economy and not tear it down.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:04:47 to 1:05:07( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: various studies suggest that as many as seven million jobs will be lost. in fact, our president has held forth as a paragone the country of spain that put in an energy tax similar to this one. about the green jobs that were created there.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:05:08 to 1:05:30( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we just talked to a man who serves in their legislature in spain. for every single green job produced in spain, they lost 2.2 additional jobs. they had a net loss of 1.2 jobs for every job created. it's not right. it's not in the best interest of our nation.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:05:31 to 1:05:52( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: make no mistake that the democrats' airtight tax and cap will suffocate america's small business. it will strangle america's respiratory system, the free enterprise system. my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will claim this tax and cap will help clean up the environment. this doesn't seem like it's even about the environment.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:05:53 to 1:06:15( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: or about global warming anymore. this is turning into a revenue generator, a revenue generator for nancy pelosi and harry reid, for their radical agenda that includes socialized medicine. the president said if we don't pass this, he's not going to

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:06:16 to 1:06:36( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: have the funds to foist down th socialized medicine system he's proposing down the throats of the american people. it's a socialized medicine system that's going to take your health decisions from you and your doctor and put it in the hands of a washington bureaucrat. that's what they want this tax

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:06:37 to 1:06:58( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: and cap, as i call it, bill passed so they can afford, have the money, grow this huge socialized health care system that's going destroy the quality of health care. fortunately, republicans have offered an alternative, an alternative t

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:06:59 to 1:07:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: unaffordable energy tax. we belve you can clean up the environment. we can clean up the environment. we must be good stewards of the environment. we can clean up the environment. we can keep jobs and keep money in people's pockets all at the same time. our solutions include american energy.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:07:20 to 1:07:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: american energy produced by american workers. to create american jobs. our all of the above energy plan brings us closer to energy independence. which is critical for our own national security. it encourages greater efficiency. it encourages conservation.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:07:41 to 1:08:02( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: it promotes the use of alternative fuels. it will lower gasoline prices. lower gasoline prices. this cap and tax bill isn't the only disguise we've seen here lately. in the last 100-plus days, we've seen the following.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:08:03 to 1:08:24( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: we've seen a nonstimulus stimulus package. we've seen sretive bills in what was supposed to be an open and transparent congress. we've seen bigger government creating trillion-dollar commitments versus fiscal responsibity. in fact, what

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:08:25 to 1:08:45( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: down right fiscal irresponsibility. so far this year, washington democrats have forced taxpayer to pay for the following -- a trillion dollar stimulus bill, a nonstimulus bill that in spite of the administration's repeted attempts to spend it in a -- spin it in a positive

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:08:46 to 1:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: light, it's riddled with waste and inefficiency on projects such as a skateboard park in rhode island. a new auxiliary runway at representative john murtha's airport for no one. it's even worse than the bridge to nowhere. an airport for no one in pennsylvania.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:09:08 to 1:09:28( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: even checks have been sent to deceased people, who have been deceased for many years in maryland. and who knows wherever else in this country those checks have been sent. we've seen a 400-plus billion dollar omnibus bill a spending

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:09:29 to 1:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: bill loaded with more than 9,000 unscrutinized earmarks. we've seen a budget that adds a staggering $13 trillion to the debt. it doubles our national debt over the next five years and triples it over the next 10. triples our debt. who is going to pay for that? it's stealing our

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:09:50 to 1:10:11( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: grandchildren's future. because they're going to have to pick up the bill. we've seen a $50 billion check written in financial aid to general motors which seems to have only brought a bankruptcy filing. and it's only june 3.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:10:12 to 1:10:34( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: the sad fact is that this administration has added more debt than every single president combined from george washington all the way through george w. bush. here on the -- we hear here on financial problems were caused by george bush. but we've created -- we're creating more debt in the next

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:10:35 to 1:10:55( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: five years than -- listen people, more debt in the next five years than every single president from george washington through george w. bush all combined created. this eclipsed in less than five months what has taken more than

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:10:56 to 1:11:17( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: 230 years to establish. now they're calling for the largest tax increase in american history. enough is enough. i urge the american people to stand up and say no. no more of these policies that

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:11:18 to 1:11:38( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: will create more and more debt and will actually bring down our economy. even worse than it is today. and it will steal our children's and grandchildren's future. we must say no to our representatives and senators. in this congress, to oppose the

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:11:39 to 1:11:59( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: waxman-markey cap and tax or as i call it tax and cap legislation. we need to begin to return to some fiscal responsibility here in washington, d.c.. republicans have offered over and over again multiple alternives. multiple alternatives but the speaker has been an

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:12:00 to 1:12:21( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: obstructionist. she's obstructed every effort to get to this floor the proposals the republicans have brought. she's blocked every effort that we have had for all of these proposals to stimulate our economy to solve our energy cris, put america back on the

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:12:22 to 1:12:42( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: right track economically, solve the housing crisis in america. we've proposed solutions, common sense, market -- market-placed -- market-based solutions that would not cost america job, would not increase taxes, would not have stolen our grandchildren's future.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:12:43 to 1:13:03( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: and the american people need to stand up and say, yes, to all these other proposals and say no to waxman-markey. no to the chorus that this -- to the course that this administration and the leadership in this house and

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:13:04 to 1:13:25( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: the senate are taking us. it's going to bring financial ruin if we don't. it's up to the american people to say no to your congressman, no to your u.s. senators to this tax and cap or cap and trade or cap and tax it's goingo cost american jobs and it's going to be a tremendous financial burden on

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