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House Proceeding on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 0:36:15 to 0:39:05
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John A. Boehner

0:36:14 to 0:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: never let your family suffer bankruptcy. thank you -- can tath row fee or bankruptcy. thank you -- catastrophe or bankruptcy. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. boehner: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore:

John A. Boehner

0:36:15 to 0:39:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John A. Boehner

John A. Boehner

0:36:35 to 0:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: without objection, the gentleman from ohio is recognized for one minute. mr. boehner: madam speaker and my colleagues, three years ago the democratic leadership promised in their document "a new direction," made these promises. and i quote. every person in america has a right to have his or her voice heard. no member of congress should be silenced on the house floor. secondly, and i quote,

John A. Boehner

0:36:56 to 0:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: respectfully -- respectful of both the wishes of the founders and the expectations of the american people, we offer following principles to restore democracy in the people's use . guaranteeing that the voices of all people are heard. and thirdly, one of those principles was this, and i quote, bills should generally

John A. Boehner

0:37:17 to 0:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: come to the floor under procedure that allows for an open, full and fair debate consisting of full amendment process that grants the minority its right to offer alternatives including a substitute. madam speaker, today and over the last few months, the majority is breaking its promise.

John A. Boehner

0:37:38 to 0:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: why? because democrats here in congress just can't spend taxpayer money fast enough. it is bad for taxpayers who are already paying too much and it's even worse for future generations who will inherit the democrats' mountain of unsustainable debt. americans want democrats to stop the spending and start keeping their promises.

John A. Boehner

0:38:00 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: like helping to create more jobs in america. where are the jobs that the administration and democrats in congress promised? after we passed the stimulus bill, where are the jobs? we haven't seen them yet. the american people deserve better, and republicans will continue to demand it. madam speaker, this in my hand

John A. Boehner

0:38:21 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: is the most dangerous credit card in the history of the world. it's also the most expensive. it's a voting card for members of congress. this voting card this year has been used to rack up trillions of dollars worth of additional debt. additional debt that our kids and our grandkids will be burdened under and will be

John A. Boehner

0:38:42 to 0:39:03( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: imprisoned by. listen, we have important work to do here on the floor such as the defense authorization bill that we're about to take up. republicans have been working with democrats on this bill to get it done in a bipartisan way. i think we also have a responsibility to protect taxpayers from washington's out-of-control spending.

John A. Boehner

0:39:04 to 0:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: we take that seriously, and we'll never yield in our

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