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House Proceeding 07-21-09 on Jul 21st, 2009 :: 1:36:25 to 1:42:00
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Dan Burton

1:36:19 to 1:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. burton: thank you, mr. speaker. th days has been telling the american people, trust me, this health care plan we're talking about is going to be a great thing for america, it's not

Dan Burton

1:36:25 to 1:42:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

1:36:42 to 1:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: going to cost americans a lot of money, it's going to provide a better quality of care and nobody will be left out. so i decided to go through what the president has promised on other occasions just to see if he deviates it's more convenient for him. for instance, let's just go through some of the things he's promised. he said that the americans and

Dan Burton

1:37:03 to 1:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the members of congress would get five days to read bills that were going to affect the american people. we've had bills that we didn't get until 3:00 a.m. in the morning that were 1,100 pages long and we had to vote on them that very same day. there's no way to read 1,100

Dan Burton

1:37:26 to 1:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: pages of legal he's and have it understood in just a few hours. he said no lobbyists would be in his administration. there are bbyists, a number of them, in his administration. he said no taxes on those making under $250,000. that's not true. we've already levied taxes on people under $250,000. he said no earmarks, no pork barrel projects, in the omnibus

Dan Burton

1:37:48 to 1:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: spending bill which he signed recently there were 8,000, 8,000 pork barrel projects in that bill. he said there was going to be openness on the health care debate or in the health care debate. there's been not a great deal of openness, a lot of it's been conducted behind closed doors and he said the people are going to see almost every aspect of it because he was going to have

Dan Burton

1:38:09 to 1:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: round table discussions throughout the entire debate. he said he was going to cut spending and there would be no new taxes on people under $250,000. this is the highest amount of spending since world war ii. there's been a $1.4 trillion in new taxes.

Dan Burton

1:38:30 to 1:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: he said he was going to cut each budget of each cabinet by $100 million. that has not yet been accomplished. he said he was going to try to block and oversee the problems with the tarp plan. that's $700 billion. he said there'd be no big government but there's been a

Dan Burton

1:38:51 to 1:39:11( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: takeover of the auto industry, the financial industry, the energy industry, the health care industry and it's the largest budget inistry that he proposed. . he said he would allow people to withdraw from their 401-k accounts if they were unemployed and having a difficult time. that was not in the stimulus bill.

Dan Burton

1:39:12 to 1:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: he said there would be a $3,000 tax credit for every person hired by business. that was not in the stimulus bill. then of course we come to the health care plan. he said this plan is ve all of my colleagues to take a good look at this plan of the democrats' health care proposal which the president supports.

Dan Burton

1:39:34 to 1:39:54( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: all of the white spots are new agencies that are going to be making determinations about people's health care. looks more like a road map that's been messed up. you can't figure it out. you have to go from here over to there to get health care. it's going to cost a great deal of money. in fact, the plan is supposed to

Dan Burton

1:39:55 to 1:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: cost, we believe, between $1 trillion and $3 trillion. that's $1 trillion and $3 trillion that we don't have that will have to be raised through tax increases and fees. they'll tax everybody for this health care plan. finally, this is going to result in about 4.7 million jobs lost because when small business in

Dan Burton

1:40:17 to 1:40:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: america has to pay for this con gloom racial of health care, they are going to have cut back on employment of their employees and a lot of those jobs will probably go overseas and gp wanting. this is a terrible thing for america right now. the reason i bring all these things up that the president has promised, he's promising the american people a very good

Dan Burton

1:40:38 to 1:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: health plan, trust him, everything's going to be fine, there's nothing to worry about. yet it's going to cost so much money. it's going to cause rationing of health care. it's going to cost everybody in this country and the future generation as great deal of money that we don't have. and i think that's a heck of a legacy to leave to our young children and our posterity.

Dan Burton

1:40:59 to 1:41:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i want to end up by reading what was in the "wall street journal" in the front page. congress' chief budget scorekeeper cast a new cloud over democrat efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system telling lawmakers thursday that the main proposals being considered would fail to contain costs. they say it will, but this article and this man says it

Dan Burton

1:41:20 to 1:41:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: will not. will not contain costs. one of the primary goals and could actually worsen the problem of radically escalating medical spending. i hope everybody in paying attention to this. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.

Dan Burton

1:41:42 to 1:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mr. defazio of oregon. mr. moran of kansas. mr. souder of indiana. ms. foxx of north carolina. mr. bilirakis of florida. under the speaker's announced

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