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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 0:53:20 to 0:55:00
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Ron Paul

0:53:16 to 0:53:36( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: difference in efforts to re-engage the world. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. ms. ros-lehtinen: i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. paul, a member of our foreign affairs committee. the chair: the gentleman from tked -- is recognized for two minutes. mr. paul: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the chair: without objection. mr. paul: i thank the gentlelady for yielding me these two minutes.

Ron Paul

0:53:20 to 0:55:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Paul

Ron Paul

0:53:37 to 0:53:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: i rise in opposition to this bill. some are hopeful this will be a less militaristic approach to our foreign policy but quite frankly i don't see any changes. i wish it were something that would represent a humble foreign policy, but when you put an extra $100 million into the military operations of the united nations, i hardly think

Ron Paul

0:53:59 to 0:54:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: this is a change in direction. it's $18 billion, actually that is going into more meddling. we don't have $18 billion. the president now has asked us here in the congress to follow the pay-go rules. that might be a good idea if we setaside the idea we raise taxes. but we are not going to cut any domestic spending for this

Ron Paul

0:54:21 to 0:54:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: foreign spending. so the odds of this following the pay-go rule are essentially nill. i want to call attention to one provision in this that is rather disturbing to me and that's the civilian stabilization initiative. this is new. it's not invented by this administration, it was invented by the last administration.

Ron Paul

0:54:42 to 0:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Paul: this is to set up a permanent standing nation building office nearly 5,000 so what is the goal of this new initiative going to be? it's to facilitate democratic and political transitions. now, if you want to talk about

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