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House Proceeding 06-08-09 on Jun 8th, 2009 :: 0:30:20 to 0:34:30
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Paul Braun, Jr.

0:30:16 to 0:30:36( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: healthy. i'd like to once again thank for bringing this terrific bill to the floor, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. olson: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to yield as much time as he may consume my colleague from georgia, dr.

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:30:20 to 0:34:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Paul Braun, Jr.

0:30:37 to 0:30:57( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: broun. the speaker pro tempor the chair recognizes the gentleman. mr. broun: i'm a scientist, i'm a medical doctor and i believe whole harded -- wholeheartedly in education. i thinthis bill will probably pass. but the thing that concerns me is educating the american public of not only the money

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:30:58 to 0:31:18( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: that's spent on this, which we don't have, but the monethat is going to be spent and taken out of their pockets for what's called cap and trade here in this house of representatives and in the congress of the united states. this administration, the leadership in the house and senate are forcing upon the american people a policy that

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:31:19 to 0:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: is going to increase taxes on every single household in america of over $3,100 per family. that's rich, poor and in between. the poor, the people on limited incomes or retirees are going to be hit harst because they spend more of their income on energy-related sources than any

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:31:41 to 0:32:02( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: other thing. it's going to run up the cost of food, medicine, everything that everybody buys, in fact, every good and service in this country is going to go up because of this tax and cap, as i call it, or cap and tax, cap and trade legislation that is going brought to this floor and

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:32:03 to 0:32:23( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: is going to be forced down the throats of the american people. the president himself said that it was going to increase electricity costs for all americans. the president also said that it's about revenue. it's not about the environment. he said if this is not passed then he won't have the money to force the socialized medicine program that he's trying to

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:32:24 to 0:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: introduce in this congress and wants to pass by the august break. the american people need to be educated about how bad this policy is. we got to stop it. republicans have offered many alternatives to a nonstimulus bill. our alternatives were not heard. to housing crisis. our alternatives were not heard.

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:32:46 to 0:33:06( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: to the banking crisis, our alternatives were not heard. over and over again republicans have offered alternatives that the leadership in this house have been obstructionists and have not allowed the american people to be heard. the american people need to understand that. we are leading down the road of socialism, of communism, of greater control of your lives,

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:33:07 to 0:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: the loss control of your money and freedom. and the american people need to stand up and say no. i do believe in science education but the american people need to be educated about the bad policies that the leadership and this congress have forces upon them, shoving down their throats, as a steam roll of socialism that's going

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:33:28 to 0:33:48( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: to sleigh the american economy, it's going to kill jobs. this cap and tax legislation is estimated to cost somewhere between there are -- 1.7 and two million jobs. in spain, their cap and tax,

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:33:49 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: for every job they've created they've lost two jobs. it's wrong for america, it's wrong for the poor people, it's wrong for the retirees. it's absolutely the wrong thing, and the education people need to be educated about that, trade legislation. and i yield back the balance of my time. gentleman yields back the

Paul Braun, Jr.

0:34:11 to 0:34:30( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. baird: i want to recognize myself for a brief comment that the gentleman from georgia has repeatedly on science committee and the floor of the house demonstrated the urge for education. i reserve the balance of my

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