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House Proceeding 07-22-09 on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 0:50:55 to 0:54:40
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Paul Ryan

0:50:53 to 0:51:14( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: almost doubled in the past six years. the national debt now stands at $11.4 trillion. today with h.r. 2920 we have a chance to help restore fiscal discipline in washington and put our country on a sustainable fiscal path. our country live asost american families. i have nine grandchildren and it is wrong, immoral to mortgage

Paul Ryan

0:50:55 to 0:54:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Paul Ryan

0:51:15 to 0:51:35( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: their future and the future of other children and grandchildren and our country. we should vote and pass h.r. wi our country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: mr. speaker, i yield myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the

Paul Ryan

0:51:36 to 0:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. ryan: let me recap what's happening here, mr. speaker. this bill has good intentions. the gentleman bringing the bill to the floor has the best of intentions. he's a good man. this bill, however, mr. speaker, is a fiscal facade. it doesn't work. it's not like the bill that occurred b

Paul Ryan

0:51:58 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: this bill has no spending caps, for example. this bill exempts % of all the spending we have in place today. how can you say that this makes the federal government work just like the family budget when you exempt 40% of the budget? families don't get to do that. if a family is already living

Paul Ryan

0:52:20 to 0:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: beyond its meansf a family is spending on credit card money, if a family is spending more than it takes in, that is an unsustainable budget. this does nothing to change that. the federal government is already living beyond its means. the federal govern already on an unsustainable fiscal course. has a $1.8 trillion deficit this

Paul Ryan

0:52:41 to 0:53:03( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: year. it is passing an 11% increase in all domestic agencies' spending. the federal government already has a $62 trillion debt unfunded liability. what does this pay-go do about it? nothing. not a single thing about all of those fiscal problems.

Paul Ryan

0:53:04 to 0:53:24( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: this is not a bill to get congress to live within its means. this is a bill to give congress he men and women to put out a press release out to make it look like they are fiscally responsible in the most irresponsible congress of all time.

Paul Ryan

0:53:25 to 0:53:46( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: next week,ongress will create a new entitlement, unfunded entitlement that the congressional budget office tells us will grow a lot faster than any spending cuts or revenue increases. we wl create a new entitlement next week for health care on top of the other ones we already have, which are about $58 trillion in debt.

Paul Ryan

0:53:47 to 0:54:07( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: we're going to do this bill after we've already spent 11% increase on domestic spending trillion for stimulus and passed a bloated omnibus appropriations bill. this is p.r. politics.

Paul Ryan

0:54:08 to 0:54:29( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: this is press release. this is not fiscal conservativism, fiscal responsibility. and what is so unfortunate about this, mr. speaker, is i would like to think we could have had a bipartisan agreement to fix this. if we actually brought the blue dog bill to the floor which included spending caps like we

Paul Ryan

0:54:30 to 0:54:40( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: are proposing, we could have something we could have supported. the leadership has bypassed the committee and rammed this thing to the floor so they can get the

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