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House Proceeding 07-22-09 on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 0:21:15 to 0:23:05
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Patrick T. McHenry

0:21:13 to 0:21:33( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: with that, mr. speaker, i would like to yield 2 1/2 minutes to a member of the budget committee, mr. mchenry. the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. mchenry: i thank the ranking member for yielding. i rise in opposition to the democrats' so-called pay-go scheme. it sounds good, but the reality is far different than the sound of it.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:21:15 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Patrick T. McHenry

0:21:34 to 0:21:55( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: it does nothing to control out-of-control spending. the proposal does nothing to hold accountable discretionary spending, which is 40% of the budget. as american families face difficult decisions about every dollar they spend, the majority of this congress believes that 40% of their budget should be

Patrick T. McHenry

0:21:56 to 0:22:19( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: exempt from fiscal discipline, because congress must show the for titude to resolve spending issues and control reckless spending i support the republican alternative. it sets discretionary spending caps for the next decade. the caps would not impact defense, veterans or social security and to adequately

Patrick T. McHenry

0:22:20 to 0:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: discretionary spending would be allowed to grow at the rate of inflation, unlike the majority of this congress, our proposal would have reduced budget deficits in the years to come. it's noteworthy this pay-go scheme has been the rule of the house for the last three years. well, what's happened in the last three years? federal spending went from $2.7

Patrick T. McHenry

0:22:45 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: trillion to $3.6 trillion, a 2 increase, mr. speaker. why? well, simple. the democrat majority chooses to waive the rule when it's invenalt and spend like drunken sa it's unforpt. in order to have fiscal discipline and reign in reckless

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