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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 1:29:15 to 1:33:15
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Marsha Blackburn

1:28:56 to 1:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: section 734, of the prior year unobligated balances for the proposed -- purpose of section 306-d of the consolidated farm and rural development act, $25,8,000,000 is rescinded. the chair: for what purpose does the gentlelady from tennessee rise? mrs. blackburn: i have a meving. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk:er part b, amendment

Marsha Blackburn

1:29:15 to 1:33:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

1:29:17 to 1:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: number 1, printsed in house report number 111-191 , offered by mrs. blackburn of tennessee. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 609, the gentlelady from tennessee, mrs. blackburn, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. chairman. tonight i rise in support of the american taxpayer.

Marsha Blackburn

1:29:39 to 1:29:59( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: like a lot of my colleagues, i was home last week. i spent a lot of my time talking with constituents and listening to them and to their concerns. it seems like wherever i went and whoever i spoke with one concern overroad all the others. they talk to us a lot about how

Marsha Blackburn

1:30:00 to 1:30:21( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: astounded they were with cap and trade and talked about their fears of what the liberal proposals were going to do to health care. but the one thing that overroad among all the commonality of concern was with spending the deficit and the national debt. many times they used the term, i

Marsha Blackburn

1:30:22 to 1:30:43( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: am dumbfounded by what we are spending. where is this money coming from? is it come interesting china? is it coming from india? are we just continuing to roll up the debt? and over and over they said, tell me what we can do to stop this excessive spending? mr. chairman, my amendment is a good first step.

Marsha Blackburn

1:30:44 to 1:31:08( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: it is a way that we can begin to slow the federal spending. the approps bill before us represents nearly a 12% spending increase over last year. and if you add all the stimulus spending which was $26.5 billion, and the emergency spending which was $7.9 billion, these programs have benefited

Marsha Blackburn

1:31:10 to 1:31:31( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: from about a 125% increase over the past three years. so can any of us say that spending 125% more than we did on these programs las year in this economic climate is look at what that growth has been over ahree-year period of time.

Marsha Blackburn

1:31:32 to 1:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: so, mr. chairman, i am asking my colleagues to agree with me to give back just one nickel out of every dollar that is being appropriated and given to the bureaucracy. one nickel out of every single dollar. as my colleagues all know, i am probably the proudest

Marsha Blackburn

1:31:53 to 1:32:13( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: grandmother here onapitol hill. i have two adorable grandsons. my oldest grandson is barely a year old, and he and his brother, his three-wee old brother are each already in debt to the tune of abt $70,000 to the federal government. i know that there are thousands

Marsha Blackburn

1:32:14 to 1:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: of grandparents that are out there just like me. they are incredibly concerned about what they see happening. they fear that the exploding debt and the deficit will compromise and will cap the opportunity of those precious children and that we will trade their right future for one that

Marsha Blackburn

1:32:36 to 1:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: is limited by a national debt that is so sluggish that makes this nation so sluggish that the best and the brightest opportunities are going to end up going elsewhere. where are we getting the money? we are getting the money from our grandchildren. so i urge support of my amendment.

Marsha Blackburn

1:32:59 to 1:33:15( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: 5%, cut 5% across the board. cut a nickel from every dollar. and require today's bureaucracy to find a way to do what the american taxpayer is doing to tighten the belt and save that nickel out of a dollar for our

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