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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 2:43:50 to 2:49:20
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Steve Scalise

2:43:46 to 2:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: also increases self-esteem and performance in the classroom. it is for these reasons and many more, mr. speaker, that i introduce this resolution and i encourage my colleagues to support it. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the sgrelt yields back. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recogni mr. platts: i yield five minutes to the distinguished gentleman from louisiana, mr.

Steve Scalise

2:43:50 to 2:49:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

2:44:07 to 2:44:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: scalise. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate my colleague's offer to yield time on this bill. this bill discusses the need for to the create healthy lifestyles for children. i think that's something we should also be discussing here -- i think that something we

Steve Scalise

2:44:28 to 2:44:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: should also be discussing here is the need to create economic opportunities for children, to make sure they are not only having vag lifestyle that's healthy in school, teaching physical finance, but making sure that we're dealing with policies up here in washington that allow them to have real opportunities when they get out of school. there's one bill that's moving through this body right now,

Steve Scalise

2:44:49 to 2:45:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: the cap and trade energy tax, that would severely jeopardize our children's opportunities to have a better life, to have the opportunities that we had in our life, so as we're talking about legislation right now, to create healthy lifestyles, i think we should be looking at thpolicies that come out of this body that could actually

Steve Scalise

2:45:10 to 2:45:30( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: create big impediments, impediments that would deny them opportunities when they graduate from school. let's talk about that cap and trade energy tax that's moving through. we just got a new update d port by the budget office, the cap and trade energy stacks imposes $846 billion, with a b, in new taxes, taxes on energy

Steve Scalise

2:45:31 to 2:45:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: that would affect every american, denying people the ability to buy healthy food for their children because they would be spending, aaccording to -- according to the president's own budget director, $1,300 a year more in higher utility prices, not to mention how much more they'd pay in higher gas prices at the pump, creating a greater

Steve Scalise

2:45:52 to 2:46:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: dependence on middle eastern oil at a time when we need to be creating a national energy policy that uses our national resources to create good jobs here in america to fund and bridge us into those alternative urces of energy like wind, like solar, like nuclear power, so that wcan truly reduce our dependence on middle eastern oil and give

Steve Scalise

2:46:14 to 2:46:34( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: those young children an here in america using american natural resources to propel them. . we have a bill that takes in all of the above approach, actually utilizes american natural resources, our oil, our natural gas, their -- there are estimates that we've got almost

Steve Scalise

2:46:35 to 2:46:56( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: 100 years of natural gas reserves here in this country. in fact in louisiana the largest natural gas fd in the history of our country occurred just three years ago. i know one of my colleagues will be talking about that. we've got the ability here in our country to secure our energy independence. we've got legislation we filed that would help us secure energy independence.

Steve Scalise

2:46:57 to 2:47:17( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: they won't allow us a hearing on this bill because they are promoting this cap and trade energy tax. a tax on energy that again as we talked about, as we are talking about, our young children, encouraging them to lead healthy lifestyles, we need to also be creating policies here that give them those opportunities so that they don't get out of school and have to go straight to the unemployment line.

Steve Scalise

2:47:18 to 2:47:39( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: their bill, this cap and trade ener right here, there are 55 pages 55 pages in tir bill dedicated to job losses. to american jobs that will be lost due to a cap and trade energy tax. in fact the national association of manufacturers has estimated cap and trade energy tax

Steve Scalise

2:47:40 to 2:48:00( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: run three million to four million jobs out of america to countries like china and india who are just chomping at the bit to take our jobs. so you would wonder why at a time when we are here discussing children to ad healthy lifestyles as we should, there's also legislation moving through this congress pushed by this leadership in congress that's

Steve Scalise

2:48:01 to 2:48:21( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: trying to tax energy and run millions of jobs overseas. to countries like china and india at a time when we are seeing unemployment, over 9%. we broke the mark of 9% just in the last report, 9% unemployment in this country at a time when so many people are cutting back because times are tough, and the answer that the leadership in

Steve Scalise

2:48:22 to 2:48:42( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: congress has is to promote a tax on energy. an $840 billion tax on energy that would run millions of jobs overseas. the real irony is, they talk about the goal of reducing carbon emission, the real irony is the countries that will be getting our jobs, china, to produce the same steel that's produced here in america today,

Steve Scalise

2:48:43 to 2:49:03( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: will actually emit more carbon to produce the same steel because ey don't have the current environmental regulations we have here in america. so the real irony is that they would be running jobs overseas to countries that will actually emit more carbon. spain just did a study on cap and trade because they experimented with it for years. spain after finally realizing it

Steve Scalise

2:49:04 to 2:49:20( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: was a bad idea, looked back and noticed that for every new job they created in a quote-unquote green industry, they lost 2.2 regular jobs. of those new jobs they creed nine out of 10 of them were temporary jobs. in essence they lost 20 jobs for every full-time job they created.

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