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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 3:44:40 to 3:46:05
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Jeff Flake

3:44:37 to 3:44:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: region in the country that has suffered. i can think of no better way to spend transportation money than on a project of this sort. and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: again we have here, this is money going to a technology park. where in the world is the federal nexus there?

Jeff Flake

3:44:40 to 3:46:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

3:45:00 to 3:45:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: why is it we are being asked as taxpayers in california, new mexico, arizona or new york to pay for a technology park to attract businesses in pennsylvania? under that kind of rubrick? why wouldn't we scatter money all over? apparently we have with the $2 trillion deficit.

Jeff Flake

3:45:25 to 3:45:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: we can't continue to do that. they usually call new business incue baitors and what they turn out to be is earmarks. this very projec $500,000 earmark two years ago. and my bet is next year or the year after or so, there will be

Jeff Flake

3:45:46 to 3:46:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: another earmark for the same project, because you can never have enough business for a district. no member of congress will take the podium and say, hey, i have too much business in my district. we don't need to construct another technology park. please, no more. it's going to continue to go and go and go. but where do we stop?

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