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House Proceeding 07-24-09 on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 0:35:10 to 0:41:50
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Louie Gohmert

0:35:07 to 0:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: republicans together for the best product for america. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes mr. salazar of colorado. mr. poe of texas. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. gohmert: i ask unanimous consent to address the house

Louie Gohmert

0:35:10 to 0:41:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert
Bill: H.R. 3200: To provide affordable, quality health care for all American

Rep Gohmert explains how the bill will kill senior citizens, comparing it to the cap and trade bill.

Louie Gohmert

0:35:29 to 0:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr speaker. . this body passed a cap and trade bill, friends across the other side of the aisle said it's not going to cost jobs, it will

Louie Gohmert

0:35:53 to 0:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: create jobs. it says they did not read the bill. it's going to create if they had read the bill, they would have seen before the 100 pages were added there was a

Louie Gohmert

0:36:14 to 0:36:35( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: fund created to pay an allowance to people who lost their jobs because of the bill. it also created a fund that could help them with relocation after they lost their job because of the bill. so they just hadn't read the bill so they're able to come down and in rightous indignation

Louie Gohmert

0:36:36 to 0:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: say it's not going to cost jobs. they were ignoringhat the bill said. but it will cost jobs. and now we're told that some of us don't care about seniors. mr. speaker, i'm here because i care aut seniors and i know what that health care bill is go to do to them.

Louie Gohmert

0:36:57 to 0:37:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: -- going to do to them. it will put seniors on lists to get treatment for those who are not considered too old to be put on lists. and if you followed the president's own presentation on that town hall when he was ask

Louie Gohmert

0:37:19 to 0:37:39( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: by pam stern, she pointed out my mother was nearly 100 and need a pacemaker and the doctor said because of the joy and quality of her life, she should have one, but a specialist said, no not one her age. and she's now 105. when ms. stern asked the

Louie Gohmert

0:37:40 to 0:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: president is there any consideration to be given for a certain spirit, joy of living, quality of life or is it a medical cutoff, he went into a long explanation and ended by saying, you know what? we can let your mom know, maybe this isn't going to help. maybe you are better off not

Louie Gohmert

0:38:02 to 0:38:24( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: having t surgery but taking a painkiller, taking a when she has seen she had another five years and the president said, give her a painkiller and let her die. this is going to allow seniors to die that could have a much more ongoing productive life.

Louie Gohmert

0:38:25 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: there no reason to do this. when i had my staff and i look at this with the latest numbers we were able to get were for 2007, 112 million households roughly in america and divide that by the amount of money paid into medicare, medicaid, $9,200,

Louie Gohmert

0:38:47 to 0:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: forever household in america. well, once i s that, i realized, boy, there is a way for the first time in 40-something years to give seniors control over their health care and their own lives. you give them $3,500 in their

Louie Gohmert

0:39:08 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: health savings account which they control and give them a debit card. no insurance company can tell them what to do with it and then you buy them p and they won't have to do like my mother in law and buy supplemental insurance, others buying wrap around. they don't need to do that.

Louie Gohmert

0:39:30 to 0:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: and on top of that, you save the country hundreds of billions of dollars a year. that puts control in seniors' hands and saves the country money. this health care bill is about control. it's about taking charge of

Louie Gohmert

0:39:51 to 0:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: peoples' lives. we have had the e.p.a. say since carbon dioxide is a pollute ant this body has the right to control any entity that puts out carbon dioxide well, maybe there are people here in the majority that can pick out individuals and say, you know what? i'm tired

Louie Gohmert

0:40:12 to 0:40:33( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: carbon dioxide, it's time for them to stop. i mean, that's how ludicrous it gets, except that once you can control whether people put out carbon dioxide, you can control where they live. once you can control their health care, you can have the right to say, you know what?

Louie Gohmert

0:40:34 to 0:40:55( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: i noticed in your credit card budget you bought some twikies and we ain't going to provide health care unless you quit buying those. the one thing that's clear is orwell was 25 years early6 c1 orwell was 25 years early, because this is going to be or

Louie Gohmert

0:40:56 to 0:41:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: wellian with big brother looking in on everyone's lives and having the right to do so. this will allow seniors to die waiting in line for lists. you think that's over the top? i had a canadian man tell me that a few weeks ago. his dad got put on the list for a bypass surgery and had to wait

Louie Gohmert

0:41:19 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: two years and i said why did it take so long? he said the bureaucrats kept moving him back. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. ms. kaptur of ohio.

Louie Gohmert

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

Louie Gohmert: mr. jones of north carolina. mr. defazio of oregon. mr. moran of kansas.

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