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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 2:11:10 to 2:15:15
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Steve King

2:11:09 to 2:11:12( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: and that sends the right message

John R. Carter

2:11:10 to 2:15:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

2:11:13 to 2:11:33( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and every year, we have to put a balanced budget out there. i yield back and i thank the gentleman fromexas. . mr. carter: as we sum this up here, mr. king mentioned something i think is important. he mentioned we need a denationalization czar or an

John R. Carter

2:11:34 to 2:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: exit strategy czar or maybe both in this world of proliferation of czars, maybe we need both. but the reality is, in seriousness when the president of the united states came into office he told us, there's a dropdead deadline, we're going to get out of iraq, this is it. there's a dropdead deadline, would err going to close

John R. Carter

2:11:57 to 2:12:17( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: guantanamo bay, this is it. so this time next year we won't even need the guantanamo closure czar because it will be closed. and verylearly we're going to draw down our soldiers in the war in iraq. the president's shown leadership, whether you agree or

John R. Carter

2:12:18 to 2:12:38( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: disagree with him is for other times, but he's certainly become one who says there should be a dropdead date, an exit strategy. you i think it's important that this congress -- i think it's important that this congress, when you look at this massive increase in the executive department and we say to ourselves, they are not

John R. Carter

2:12:39 to 2:12:59( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: answerable to us except through the appropriations process, we can cut off the money, but other than that, they're answerable to the president. we had nothing to say about who got hired, we got nothing to say about what the duties were. this was the creation of the executive department and that would be the president of the

John R. Carter

2:13:00 to 2:13:25( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: united states and his staff. they owe this nation in some of these areas a time to get out. they say they don't want to us run the automobile industry. well, we need to be planning on getting out of the automobile instry. we can't stay in there. the country doesn't want a government-made car. just ask them.

John R. Carter

2:13:26 to 2:13:46( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: they don't want one. so, we could get rid of the car czar, the executive pay czar, a lot of these other czars, if we would just say, this is their mission, here's when we expect that mission to be accomplished, as we did to our soldiers, and this is when we expect it to be accomplished and by th date

John R. Carter

2:13:47 to 2:14:08( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: you either accomplish it or you're getting out. you know, i personally think the way we look at this massive $1.5 trillion worth of authorized spending, authorized by this house, mainly that side of the aisle, the way we look at that right now is, we should be

John R. Carter

2:14:09 to 2:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: saying, stimulus means rapid infusion into the economy. everything that hasn't been rapidly infused this year we should halt. so if they haven't spent the $787 billion or whatever that number is, like right now, at least some papers report only $25 billion of that money, other

John R. Carter

2:14:30 to 2:14:51( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: yous say $40 billion of th money has been used so far -- others say $40 billion of that money has been used so far. if you study those projects, many of those projects are giving money to people for things that will not have an affect on our economy for years, three, five, seven years down the road. that's not stimulus. if they haven't gotten the thing

John R. Carter

2:14:52 to 2:15:14( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: done this year that -- we ought to say, deauthorize it at that point in time. it hasn't worked. try something that works. that's where we ought to be. that's the way this congress needs to start thinking. because we are creating a power structure that is outside the normal power structure of the executive branch of the government.

John R. Carter

2:15:15 to 2:15:15( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: these are things for to us think

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