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House Proceeding 07-29-09 on Jul 29th, 2009 :: 1:30:50 to 1:33:15
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Steve Scalise

1:30:47 to 1:31:07( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: to 18% of the u.s. economy and it's going to be done without a full hearing. mr. akin: what you're saying is pretty incredible. what you're say something a bill that we've been working on for some number of weeks that's going to put the government in charge of all of health care in america, it's going to basically -- the government's going to be taking over, what is it, just

Steve Scalise

1:30:50 to 1:33:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

1:31:30 to 1:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: at 9.5%, approaching 10%, added billions of dollars to our national debt, a real offshoot since the president passed his stimulus bill, two million more americans have lost their jobs. so we see more people unemployed in large part because of this big government approach like the stimulus bill, then that cap and trade energy tax that they brought and now we see this health care bill.

Steve Scalise

1:31:52 to 1:32:12( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: you know, just a few days ago, and i'm on the energy and commerce committee, we were supposed to have another meeting tonight to take up amendments to this proposal by president obama and speaker pelosi, to have a gornment takeover of health care, a devastating approach to really addressing the problems that we can address in a very specific way instead of this government takeover, but now

Steve Scalise

1:32:13 to 1:32:33( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: that they're short on votes and they're definitely having problems getting the votes, which is, i think, in large part because americans across the country have started to see some of the details of this bill and they realize how bad of an approach it is, but just the other day, when they canceled the vote op the house floor that was supposed to occur this week, you saw the stock market actually take off and so

Steve Scalise

1:32:34 to 1:32:54( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: american families out there who have retirement accounts and pension funds actually saw an increase not because of the policies of this administration working, but because americans finally saw that some of this big government approach, this government takeover of health care, actually is in trouble and that's what really got the economy back going again. mr. akin: just reclaiming my

Steve Scalise

1:32:55 to 1:33:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: time. mr. scalise: their approach is hurting the economy instead of helping the economy. mr. akin: reclaiming my time in summary, then, we've been taking a look at the last six months and it has been a scary six months but we've seen a pattern, a pattern of rushing to spend a tremendous amount of money or rushing to tax the taxpayers with a hole lot. without a lot of careful --

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