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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 0:48:20 to 0:53:30
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Donald A. Manzullo

0:48:16 to 0:48:41( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: by programs, as i say, the tyranny of good intentions and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. bton of indiana. without objectio, the gentleman from illinois is recognized for

Donald A. Manzullo

0:48:20 to 0:53:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donald A. Manzullo

Donald A. Manzullo

0:48:42 to 0:49:04( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: five minutes. >> mr. speaker, in less than 48 hours the doors of hundreds of g.m.c. dealers crossed -- across the nation and chevy dealers will be closed.

Donald A. Manzullo

0:49:05 to 0:49:26( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: general motors, now a state-owned intersurpriseworks 60% of the stock belonging -- enterprise, with 60% of the stock belonging to the american people, with the directors appointed by the auto task force , capriciously, willfully,

Donald A. Manzullo

0:49:27 to 0:49:48( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: unjustly sent out letters to so many of their g.m. dealers terminating their dealerships. the end of this week. dealers who had been asked in many cases a few years before to invest millions of dollars of their own in order to promote the general motors brand, the

Donald A. Manzullo

0:49:49 to 0:50:10( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: dealers whose families go back three and four generations, some 85 to 90 years of continuous ownership, of service to the community and their doors will be shut by general motorss a result of a letter and the letter has completely changed

Donald A. Manzullo

0:50:11 to 0:50:34( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: the rules as to why they should stay open. dealerships that are profitable, dealerships that add to the community, dealerships that pump billions of dollars into state and local sales tax coffers. closed by the -- by a letter.

Donald A. Manzullo

0:50:35 to 0:50:57( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: without explanation. how outrageous. so outrageous that the majority leader of the house of representatives, steny hoyer, whom i joined at a press conference just a few hours ago, made these statements -- two sundays ago i was on a telephone call with the folks at the white house who are

Donald A. Manzullo

0:50:58 to 0:51:18( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: helping to make our policy with respect to this and i asked them this -- what money does it save the manufacturer, general motors or chrysler if you shut down a dealership? the answer, zero, zero, zero. this is the official answer from the auto task force to the

Donald A. Manzullo

0:51:19 to 0:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: majority leader of the united states house of representatives , and we send letters to to the auto tk force and all the destruction of a family business after 90 years not deserve silence in america.

Donald A. Manzullo

0:51:42 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: it deserves the outrage of america saying how dare you close down these dealerships. when it costs you no money to keep them open. we ask general motors and chrysler, tell us the reasons why we're -- why you're doing it, and do you know what they say?

Donald A. Manzullo

0:52:06 to 0:52:29( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: it's to lessen competion. that means americans have less choice. that means prices get higher. isn't it ironic that the american taxpayer, who paid $60 billion to keep open these companies, now will see his local dealersp closed because

Donald A. Manzullo

0:52:30 to 0:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: the guys at g.m. want to lessen competition. at's good for yen motors isn't good for america today. a bill introduced by two -- by several marylanders, including chris van hollen and frank

Donald A. Manzullo

0:52:55 to 0:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: kratovil, h.r. 2743, solves the problem. we need the bill to pass by before friday. the speaker pro tempore: ms. kaptur of ohio.

Donald A. Manzullo

0:53:16 to 0:53:32( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: mr. moran of kansas. mr. mcclintock of california. mr. bishop of utah. mr. paulson of minnesota. mr. gohmert of texas.

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