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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 0:38:00 to 0:39:45
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Nathan Deal

0:37:56 to 0:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: friend from georgia, the ranking member of the subcommittee -- subcommittee ranking member mr. nathan deal of georgia for two minutes. e speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. deal: i thanqb the gentleman. i rise in opposition to this bill and i express three major concerns. first of all, i raise a question. the question is, by what authority in the united states constitution gives this congress the right to mandate that every

Nathan Deal

0:38:00 to 0:39:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal

0:38:19 to 0:38:40( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: citizen must purchase a health insurance failing to do so shall be fined and possibly imprisoned? i think the answer to that question is, there is no such constitutional authority. secondly, make no mistake about it, illegal aliens will receive government funded health care under this bill because all they are required to show is a social

Nathan Deal

0:38:41 to 0:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: security number and a name. there is no way to prevent the same social security number by -- from being used by numerous individuals and there is no requirement that a picture i.d. be produced in order to prove that the person is in fact the name that appears on the social security card. if you think identity theft is a problem now, just wa

Nathan Deal

0:39:02 to 0:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: this bill passes. and thirdly, this bill requires states to increase their medicaid rolls to 150% of the federal poverty level. in an ever increasing fashion, states will have to be absorb the cost of this burden. i offered an amendment that would have allowed states to opt out from under this mandate but

Nathan Deal

0:39:23 to 0:39:44( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: it has been rejected. in states like mine where we have to balance our budget, right now enforcement officers are having to take unfunded furlough days. if this bill passes it will get even worse. we should not be passing a bill that takes days and money out of the paychecks of teachers and

Nathan Deal

0:39:45 to 0:39:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: law enforcement offers to pay

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