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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 3:33:40 to 3:36:50
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Steve Scalise

3:33:38 to 3:33:58( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: sits out over the august break until labor day, they understand the american people will rise up against it. i'd like to yield to the gentleman from louisiana. mr. shah degree: i tha -- mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman for yielding. the gentleman's alternative bill, i serve on the energy and commerce committee as well,

Steve Scalise

3:33:40 to 3:36:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

3:33:59 to 3:34:19( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: we'll have a heated debate this should be a debate that allows the different ideas and facts to come out. there's an old a damage that says if you don't learn from the mistakes of history, you're doomed to repeat it. i think if you go back to january and review the last six months and look at the mistakes made along the way and transpose

Steve Scalise

3:34:20 to 3:34:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: that to the bill filed today this government takeover of our health care system, you'll see a lot of similarities to the previous mistakes made up until this point. when the president same in in january, his first initiative was the massive so-called stimulus bill, a spending bill. $787 billion, in spending, borrowed money we don't have,

Steve Scalise

3:34:42 to 3:35:03( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: must be borrowed against our children, china and other countries will be loaning us this money. this bill was touted as a way to save the economy. the president said we need to do this or else unemployment will reach 8%. today as we stand here and review that bill, as my friend from georgia said, where are the jobs? we know it doesn't create jobs.

Steve Scalise

3:35:04 to 3:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: since president obama took office, two million more americans have lost their jobs. in the meantime the stimulus bill is starting to have its effects on our economy because you're starting to see the beginnings of inflation because of all of this borrowing. you're also seeing the fact that this bill is clearly not wor not only all of us who voted against the bill and proposed an

Steve Scalise

3:35:25 to 3:35:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: alternative and the president who vowed to be so bipartisan to take some of the ideas we had, ideas to actually empower americans and allow small businesses to hire people, give tax relief to small businesses and families that are struggling out there. the president didn't want to approach those ideas. he wanted this one size fits all

Steve Scalise

3:35:47 to 3:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: government-run program, spend more money, $800 billion, now just last week, his own vice president said, this plan, they misread the economy. then the president himself is going around say, first he's saying that he wouldn't do anything differently on the stimulus bill and he said the sim ulous -- stimulus bill is working according to plan. now i'm not sure wt plan he

Steve Scalise

3:36:08 to 3:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: had, but out of work from the day he took office, unemployment approaching 10%, he said that's the plan that's working. mr. king: he said what? mr. scalise: he said he wou do anything differently and it was working according to plan? mr. king: he was planning on

Steve Scalise

3:36:29 to 3:36:50( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: 9.5% unemployment? mr. scalise: clearly he was. he and his vice president are saying, not only that it's working, but they're thinking about doing a second stimulus. here are people admitting they misread the economy, everyone

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