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House Proceeding 07-16-09 on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 4:22:45 to 4:25:35
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Steve King

4:22:42 to 4:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: anybody much less a wild horse. mr. king: adding to the cause here, there need to be known about the wild horses before we have the great wild horse debate here in congress tomorrow. one i reflect may not be a good idea to read these bills if it brings out this kind of thing, but we have to talk about it. there's some data we need to

Steve King

4:22:45 to 4:25:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

4:23:03 to 4:23:23( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: think about. that is there has been a concerted effort to determine in a way we couldn't tell any horses any longer in the united states ever america that might end up on the dinner plate of somebody in belgium or france. what that did is took them from

Steve King

4:23:24 to 4:23:44( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: $5 a head down to worthless. the people that i have horses i know say if you have three horses in your pasture, you better lock your gate because if you don't, you might have five in there tomorrow morning. people are dumping horses, turning them lose on the range. the population of horses are going up because there is not a market to cull those horses out of the herd to manage them.

Steve King

4:23:45 to 4:24:05( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: so it ends up with hungry, starved horses wandering around and it brings about an act of congress to deal with horses because they wouldn't allow the horse owners to manage them. they took the asset value out of horses in a very large way, and i did the math on this. i can't go back and memorize the whole formula, but i can tell you the conclusion of it.

Steve King

4:24:06 to 4:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: that would be the extra horses that are in this country because they have been barred from being sold and sent off for human use. those numbers of horses if you figure the half life of a horse at about 10 years, it accumulates an extra million horses in america, a million horses running around here and we are going to count them every

Steve King

4:24:28 to 4:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: two years which seems ridiculous to me. ifou calculate what a horse will eat and how many acres it takes to feed a horse, not everybody can have a horse, they don't have enough acres to do that, but it works out to be those extra million horses eat enough feed to consume what can be grown on enough acres that we could instead produce a billion

Steve King

4:24:50 to 4:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: gallons of ethanol on the acres that those million horses would be chewing the grass down to the nubs it is going to be an interesting debate tomorrow. i think i better read the bill tonight myself. i find it an incredulous piece of language that has been brought up. i've got myself vetted have horse, we ha done the

Steve King

4:25:12 to 4:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: saltwater marsh harvest mouse here, this $16.1 million earmark for the speaker to take care her neighbors by san francisco. these little earmark pet projects. there's another project here that is

Steve King

4:25:34 to 4:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: is this new that has emerged.

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