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House Proceeding 11-19-09 on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:28:35 to 0:30:00
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Ed Whitfield

0:28:32 to 0:28:52( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: our doctors will be our senior citizens. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. barton: i would like to yiel gentleman from kentucky, the gentleman, mr. whitfield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Ed Whitfield

0:28:35 to 0:30:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Whitfield

Ed Whitfield

0:28:53 to 0:29:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: mr. whitfield: there is enough blame to go arounder for both pas in the u.s. congress as far as the debt is concerned. i have heard a lot of discussion today about being concerned about senior citizens having access to medicare. and yet the health care bill that passed this house takes $500 billion ou we have heard a lot about the

Ed Whitfield

0:29:15 to 0:29:35( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: pay-go rules. the last 111th congress the pay-go rul were waived 12 times for almost $500 billion. as i said, both parties have a lot of blame for the debt that we are in. and the american people want us to be responsible. we have a $12 trillion debt today.

Ed Whitfield

0:29:36 to 0:29:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: within 10 years it's supposed to be $23 trillion. at some point we have to meet our obligation, meet our responsibility, and try to pay for some of these programs. and all of us support the purpose of this legislation, but there must abway we can do it and have it paid for.

Ed Whitfield

0:29:58 to 0:30:00( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Whitfield: and so for that reason i would have great difficulty voting

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