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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 1:41:00 to 1:45:35
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Jeb Hensarling

1:40:56 to 1:41:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: designate the amendment. the clerk: part d, amendment number 4 printed in house report 111-209 offered by mr. hensarling of texas. the chair: pursuant to house resolution number 645, the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. hensarling: thank you, mr.

Jeb Hensarling

1:41:00 to 1:45:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

1:41:17 to 1:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: chairman. this is an amendment that would strike another earmark. this one is for half a million dollars, according to the sponsor's website, quote, funding would be used by the borough of south river, new jersey, to purchase and install automaticed remote and elect trick meters for utilities

Jeb Hensarling

1:42:20 to 1:42:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: federal one? you know, why the citizens of the borough of south river, new jersey? why not the citizens of provo, utah, bangor, maine, not to mention minneola, texas, which happens to be in my district?

Jeb Hensarling

1:42:41 to 1:43:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: should we buy ese for every single borough, city, town, village in the nation? again, mr. chairman, this has to be put in backdrop of what's going on in our economy today. since the president took office, what we know, mr. chairman, is that unemployment

Jeb Hensarling

1:43:04 to 1:43:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: has gone up to 9.5%, an increase of just 25% since the president has been in office. since he's been in office, the economy has shed 2.6 million jobs. the public debt has increased 13.66%.

Jeb Hensarling

1:43:25 to 1:43:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the federal deficit now exceeds $1 trillion. $1 trillion for the first time in our entire nation's history. and so i would again ask my colleagues, you know, where do you draw the line? where do you finally say no to

Jeb Hensarling

1:43:47 to 1:44:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: someone's project today so you can say yes to our children and grandchildren's future tomorrow? i would hope it would be here. i would hope it would be now. and, again, like another of my colleagues said, i wish we were talking about saving trillions of dollars today. and frankly i as other members of the republican side have

Jeb Hensarling

1:44:10 to 1:44:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: offered amendments that would save substantial amounts of money. but a funny thing happened on the way to the rules committee. somehow those, those weren't found in order. and so we don't have the opportunity to debate those amendments on the house floor, so i guess we're left to debate half a million dollars of the amendments instead of half a

Jeb Hensarling

1:44:31 to 1:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: trillion dollar amendments like we would like. you know, you got to remember that dollars have alternative uses, mr. chairman. every dollar that is spent on an auto mated remote electric water meter for the borough of south river by the federal taxpayer is $1 that cannot be

Jeb Hensarling

1:44:53 to 1:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: spent on cancer research at the institute of national health, can't be spent for a rural veterans health care clinic, can't be spent for the job engine of america. that's -- that's the national priority now is to get the economy moving again. and i just ask, number one, is this a federal priority? it a federal responsibility?

Jeb Hensarling

1:45:16 to 1:45:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: why not other cities? and, again, the critical question at a time when we're tripling the national debt over the next 10 years, is it worth borrowing money from the chinese and sending the bill to our children and grandchildr? mr. chairman, i say no. i say no so that i can say to

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