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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 2:00:25 to 2:01:55
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Spencer Bachus

2:00:21 to 2:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: care for all americans as a matter of right not as a matter that's why i support this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas. mr. bartson: i want to recognize the distinguished ranking member of the financial services committee, the great state of bachus, for one minute.

Spencer Bachus

2:00:25 to 2:01:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Spencer Bachus

Spencer Bachus

2:00:42 to 2:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. bachus: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, when i joined the army they sent me to fort lewis, washington. one of the first things we did haircut. we noticed on the wall there were pictures of four different hair cuts. they told us to choose one ever those hair cuts, get a number,

Spencer Bachus

2:01:05 to 2:01:25( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: and give it to the barber. we thought this was going to be pretty good. so we all gave him that number for the longest haircut. we all gave our numbers to the barber. and they all cut our hair off. every one ever us. the numbers meant absolutely nothing. when we got back to the barracks we knew who was in charge. we knew who was making the

Spencer Bachus

2:01:26 to 2:01:47( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: decisions. it wasn't us. the army was making all the decisions. just like thinking you're going to get the haircut you choose, we are promised the right to choose under this bill but the reality is just like the army when the government's in charge, you're not. this bill is about a new government bureaucracy making

Spencer Bachus

2:01:48 to 2:01:56( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: all the choices for us. we are americans. americis about freedom. freedom is about making choices. and given the choice i'll always

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