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House Proceeding 07-22-09 on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 4:07:30 to 4:10:20
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Steve Scalise

4:07:26 to 4:07:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: louisiana was leaning forward. gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise. mr. scalise: i thank my friend for yielding. when w numbers, there are lots of big numbers being thrown around. billions and billions of dollars. the c.b.o., congressional budget office, has already said that the promises of savings that

Steve Scalise

4:07:30 to 4:10:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

4:07:47 to 4:08:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: president obama has promised lots of savings, as he's read the bill, he said the promises of savings don't exist. so you hear the president talking about, we are going to squeeze all these savings out. the problem is the bill doesn't yield any savings. what it yields is an increase in federal spending to the tune of hundds o over $800 billion in new taxes.

Steve Scalise

4:08:10 to 4:08:31( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: but this is the bureaucracy that think when you really start talking about why the american people as they are looking at this plan are turning against this government takeover of health care, this is what really i think offends the american people. this is an organizational chart of president obama and speaker pelosi's proposal to have a government takeover of health care.

Steve Scalise

4:08:32 to 4:08:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and i think what frightens people the most, and there are a loft things about this bill that frighten people across america, the fact thayou would have a government bureaucrat being able to ration care, i think what is the most offensive e the tax increases and above the hundreds of billions of dollars in spending of money that we don't have is the fact that they

Steve Scalise

4:08:53 to 4:09:14( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: are this is the doctor and this is the patient. look at all of the bureaucracy that their bill is placing in between you, the consumer, the patient and your doctor. we have two doctors here tonight joing us from louisiana. when you look at this organizational chart of

Steve Scalise

4:09:15 to 4:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: president obama and speaker pelosi's proposal to have a government takeo care, what offends people the most is the fact that they are placing all of these new federal bureaucracies, including a healthare czar, in between you and your doctor and people know when you look at canada, when you look at england, people know what that led to and in fact

Steve Scalise

4:09:37 to 4:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: just monday of this week, monday of this week a tragic story. a 22-year-old man, 22-year-old man in england died because england's government-run health care system, very similar to this proposal, denied the ability for that 22-year-old to get a liver transplant.

Steve Scalise

4:10:00 to 4:10:20( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: his 44-year-old mother testified how horrible this system is that they have in england. a system that would allow a 22-year-old man to die because they denied him treatment. structure. all these federal bureaucrats un-elected here in washington, d.c., coming in between you, the patient, and your doctor. this is offensive. this is why this is such a

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