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House Proceeding 09-29-09 on Sep 29th, 2009 :: 1:59:50 to 2:05:55
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Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:59:46 to 2:00:07( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: bartlett. i'm going to yield to him 10 minutes and he to us about a bill that he has h.r. 2743, the car dealer equity act, in which he talks about the fact that he feels

Roscoe G. Bartlett

1:59:50 to 2:05:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roscoe G. Bartlett

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:00:08 to 2:00:29( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: were either bent or ignored. i yield to my colleague. mr. bartlett: thank you very much. before talking about this interesting subject, i would like to spend a few moments talking about why i think the rule of law is so important. we're one person out of 22 in the world.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:00:30 to 2:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: and we have a fourth of all of the good things in the world. and i ask myself, how come we're so darn fortunate that this one person out of 22 has a fourth of all the good things in the world? and i look around for people who are working, bending their

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:00:52 to 2:01:12( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: back and sweating, i don't see many white faces and i don't see an awful lot of white face, i see so it's not hard work that's accountable for the we're so lucky. then i look at education. technical education.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:01:13 to 2:01:36( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: we live in a technical world today, but most of our bright young people are going into careers of political science and law. th graduate seven times as many engineers as we graduate. and about half of our engineers are chinese and indian students. it's not our commitment to technical areas that makes us

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:01:37 to 2:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: so fortunate. just what is it that is so different about this country, that we are so fortunate? this one person in 22 that has a fourth of all the good things in the world? mr. speaker, i think that it's our commitment to the rule of

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:01:59 to 2:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: law and particularly our commitment to those laws that protecour civil liberties. you see, there's no constitution in the world, there's no bill of rights in the world that comes even close to ours in having so many civil liberties that are so protected and i think this established an

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:02:21 to 2:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: vimet in which creativity and entrepreneurship can flourish. i think we put at risk who we are, i think we put at risk this enormous privilege we have, this one person out of 22 that has a fourth of all the good things in the world. if we in any way violate the sacred rights that are given to us by god that our constitution or government are supposed to

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:02:42 to 2:03:02( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: protect, i'm very concerned about the rule of law because i'm telling you, if there's one place you can rationalize it's ok to violate the constitution, what next? i think that our civil liberties could come tumbling down and with them, our privileged status in the world today. the thing you asked me to talk

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:03:03 to 2:03:23( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: about, this bill, 2743. several months ago, i was mystified by something happening in our country. we were shutting down auto dealerships. i thought at first, gee, these are owned by auto manufacturers, they're reducing their overhead, so this will benefit them. bull then i learned not a

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:03:24 to 2:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: single auto dealership in this cotry is owned by the manufacturer. every dealership is an independent dealership, hiring people, paying taxes, selling cars. i looked at what they were doing, almost everything we do in life, there are winners and losers. positives and negatives. and in this case, i could see

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:03:45 to 2:04:06( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: only losers. and i thought, i must be missing something. so we held a press conference out in frederick, i think one of the first ones in the biggest dealers there.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:04:07 to 2:04:27( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: darvis was there, and another of the biggest dealers in the county. i said what am i missing? i said, why would woe we do something w loses? clearly the dealers put out of business lost and clearly all the people who worked for them lost and all those secondary jobs created by those people were lost.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:04:28 to 2:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: and i couldn't understand how the awe doe tow dealers could be benefited when there were fewer people selling their cars. it just makes sense to me, the more people out there competing to sell your sarkars, the more the better off you are.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:04:49 to 2:05:09( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: i asked the dealers, what am i missing? i've got to be missing something because americans don't do really stupid things and this appeared to me to be a really stupid thing. i couldn't see anybody winning in this. i came back to congress and asked my colleagues, who is the winner here? from both sides of the aisle, i think the bill has 275

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:05:10 to 2:05:30( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: co-sponsors on this bill from both sides of the aisle, they said we don't see any winners either, we need to do something about this. we think there's some fund -- we think some fundamental laws were violated in this. we think that this needs to be fixed.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:05:31 to 2:05:51( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: there is a website to . you'll find more than 11,000 dealers who have logged on to that to tell you their story. some very, very sad stories. enormous losses.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

2:05:52 to 2:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: i'm very privileged to come here this evening to tk about

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