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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 0:43:20 to 0:46:05
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James P. McGovern

0:43:16 to 0:43:37( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: how those tax dollars will be spent? and i thank the gentlelady for the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. that was an interesting exchange. unfortunately it didn't represent or reflect reality.

James P. McGovern

0:43:20 to 0:46:05( Edit History Discussion )
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James P. McGovern

0:43:38 to 0:43:59( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: the fact of the matter is, madam speaker, when bill clinton left the white house he left george bush with an enormous surplus. george bush took that surplus and fritted it away, wars that were not paid for, tax cuts,

James P. McGovern

0:44:00 to 0:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: $1.6 trillion in tax cuts that drove us deeper into debt, the economy spiraled down. my friends onhe other side basically turned their backs on what was happening to average people all across this country and on november -- and in november of 2008 the american people spoke and what they made

James P. McGovern

0:44:21 to 0:44:41( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: clear is this, that my friends on the other side of the aisle, my republican friends, do not know best. at every level of government they were rejected. they were turned out of office because people were sick and tired of their policies that they believed drove this economy into a deep ditch.

James P. McGovern

0:44:42 to 0:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: what people want are answers. they don't want the same old, same old. they don't want more tax cuts for the rich. they don't want more indifference toward middle class working families or total indifference to those who are they want to us try to fix this economy. and, you know, my friends take delight in, you know, in trying

James P. McGovern

0:45:04 to 0:45:25( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: to poke holes in the policies of president obama saying, well, you know, promised we would create x amount of jobs, we're falling short of that. well, turns out this ditch that they dug is deeper than any of us thought. but by most standards, most economists are actually seeing that things are beginning to turn, maybe slower than we would like, but they're beginning to turn and we need to continue

James P. McGovern

0:45:26 to 0:45:46( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: these policies, we need to help working families in this country, we need to fix health care, we need to lower costs for families. people are paying too much for health care in this country. they're tired of the past congresses that were more interested in pleasing insurance companies than they were in helping average families. they want us to deal with global climate change and to try to

James P. McGovern

0:45:47 to 0:46:05( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: help pave the way for new jobs in the area of green technologies. so we're going to move forward and, you know, i should also tell my friends and as they know, as we debate this bill, there are committees meeting, there are briefings going on on a whole number of issues from health care to the economic recovery and i'm sorry they

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