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House Proceeding on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:49:50 to 0:52:05
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:49:33 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: speaker, that i support the rule and the bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i now yield two minutes to my distinguished colleague from tennessee, mr. duncan. gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. duncan: thank you. thank you very much, mr. speaker. i thank the gentlelady from north carolina for yielding me this time.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:49:50 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John J. Jr.Duncan

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:49:54 to 0:50:14( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: i rise in opposition to this rule and to the underlying multibillion dollar waste that the rule brings to the floor. later today i'm sure the house overwhelmingly this very wasteful subs industry and the solar

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:50:15 to 0:50:35( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: bureaucracy. we should be rembering that our national debt will soon pass $12 trillion in just a few days. solar energy has received massive subsidies ever since the carter administration with very little progress. in fact, it has turned into little more than a jobs boondoggle for bureaucrats. as the gentleman from california

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:50:36 to 0:50:56( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: just showed us, a story from the "wall street journal" in 1978 with a claim that solar energy by the year 2000 would make up 20% of our energy needs. after all this time, and all this money, however, solar energy makes up far less than 1% of total u.s. energy.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:50:57 to 0:51:17( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: in fact, it is just 1% of the 7% that renewable energy prosides -- provides that's such a small big i can't even figure out exactly what 1% of 7% is. it's hard to get that small. the department of energy has received at least $1

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:51:18 to 0:51:39( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: ,,000,200,000. not counting what other department agencies on this. aim not against solar energy in any way, it is way past time for this industry to stand on its own. demand for solar energy will go up much faster if the industry is weaned off of federal money and forced to put out a better, more efficient, less expensive product. this is called free enterprise.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:51:40 to 0:52:01( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: some people may have heard of it. the taxpayers simply cannot afford to dee funding a very wasteful program just because it is politically correct or fashionable to do sow. this is a waste and it should be defeated. 15 seconds more. ms. foxx: 30 seconds more. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. duncan: this bill should be

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:52:02 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: be defeated but will not be. as someone told me last week, it

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