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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 1:28:20 to 1:32:30
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Jeb Hensarling

1:28:18 to 1:28:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: family medical leave -- mr. issa: beyond the family and medical leave act. i'd like to yield four minutes to the gentleman from texas. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. >> i rise in opposition to this legislation. it offers a new $1 billion benefit to federal workers.

Jeb Hensarling

1:28:20 to 1:32:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

1:28:40 to 1:29:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: madam chair, i have no doubt that the federal workers deserve this benefit. but to nonfederal workers, they don't deserve to have their paychecks docked $1 billion to pay for it. that's if the nonfederal government workers are

Jeb Hensarling

1:29:02 to 1:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: fortunate enough to still have their jobs in this troubled economy. again, it's a great benefit. i wish every new parent could have that. i want to create a more prosperous economy in america so every american could enjoy it. but madam chairman, this is absolutely nothi more than a

Jeb Hensarling

1:29:24 to 1:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: wealth transfer of a billion dollars from nonfederal government workers to federal workers. it is just pattly, patently unfair. i mean, why would you wa dock the pay of everybody else in this troubled economy to pay for this? you know, already, if you look at the benefits that feral

Jeb Hensarling

1:29:45 to 1:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: government employees receive and listen, there are great federal employees. immaterial to keep them. and many of them are incredibly dedicated public servants. but look at the annual leave of the federal government versus the annual leave on average in the private sector, and federal

Jeb Hensarling

1:30:06 to 1:30:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: workers are already receiving a better deal, look at the annual sick leave of federal government compared to the average sick leave in the private sector. the federal government workers are already receiving a better deal. ok athe family medical leave. you can see th federal government workers already receive on average a better deal than those in the private sector.

Jeb Hensarling

1:30:28 to 1:30:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: so again, when they're enjoying on average greater benefits, enjoying greater job security, what a slap in the face of every worker in america who paycheck to say that all of a sud, they're going to have to pay for a -- all of a sudden, they're going to have to pay for a new benefit for federal

Jeb Hensarling

1:30:49 to 1:31:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: workers. this is on top of the fact that the federal government is already having to borrow 46 cents on the dollar. we are awash in red ink. already, this body, under democratic control, passed a budget that will triple the

Jeb Hensarling

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

Jeb Hensarling: national debt in 10 years, costing taxpayers $148,926 per household. triple the national debt in the next 10 years. we are about to see more debt placed on this nation, more debt in the next 10 years than in the previous 220. you kn, madam chair, there

Jeb Hensarling

1:31:32 to 1:31:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: was a time in america's history where you worked hard today so that your children could have a better life tomorrow. instead, a bill like this is saying, you know what? let's go ahead and let the government work easy today so that our children have to work

Jeb Hensarling

1:31:54 to 1:32:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: even harder tomorrow. again, it's just unfair to everyby who doesn't receive that federal government paycheck. you know, at se point, madam chair, you have to say when does the debt, when does the spending stop? you know, we will never run out of good ideas. we will never run out of opportunities to take money

Jeb Hensarling

1:32:16 to 1:32:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: away from one group of citizens and give it to another group of citizens. those opportunities are there each and every day. but again, if you care about all the children in america, you will quit placing an unconscionable burden of debt

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