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House Proceeding 12-02-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 1:36:40 to 1:38:35
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Steve Scalise

1:36:36 to 1:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: seven districts. so you're saying the federal government hasn't figured out there are in louisiana. that's amazing. mr. scalise: not only that. maybe this would be a comedy if it was fiction. the problem is, this is not fiction, this is reality. this is what the white house actually had on their website that was supposedly showing the

Steve Scalise

1:36:40 to 1:38:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

1:36:57 to 1:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: transparency and accountability for all the tax dollars that they said that they would display how that money was being used. so our local newspaper, we had actually inquired about this and our local newspaper zpw a little digging of their own and they calledhe white house and said, how is it that youan have this website that people are goingo and you're showing districts that don't even exist, showing

Steve Scalise

1:37:18 to 1:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: jobs created in places that don't exist, what's really going on here? and the first thing the white house said is, we're not certifying the accuracy of the information. house. they said they would be the most transparent administration in history, when finally passed, was showing the american people

Steve Scalise

1:37:39 to 1:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: where billions of dollars of money that we don't have is being spent, their answer was, we're not certifying the accuracy of the information and then if i can follow up, they actually went further and say, ok, wait, hold on a second, ma certifying the information but you're actually showing on your website districts and this isn't just in louisiana, we found this

Steve Scalise

1:38:01 to 1:38:21( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: in arizona, connecticut, probably missouri -- mr. akin: 99 districts. districts that didn't exist over the country and bragging about the jobs that were created in those districts that didn't exist, those phantom districts so they said, somehow it that you can show on your website a district that doesn't even exist? and the answer from the white house, and this is riveting,

Steve Scalise

1:38:22 to 1:38:35( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: because this is taxpayer money, this is money our children and grandchildren are going to have to pay back, money that should have not been spent in the first place, it wasn't going to create jobs and they asked the white said, how is it that you can

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