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House Proceeding 12-10-09 on Dec 10th, 2009 :: 0:30:00 to 0:32:30
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:29:56 to 0:30:16( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: on 9/11, 2001, struck by a group of terrorists who intended to harm our financial economy. mr. hastings: reclaiming my time. mr. speaker, reclaiming my time, when you lost the majority, what was the deficit?

Alcee L. Hastings

0:30:00 to 0:32:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Alcee L. Hastings

Alcee L. Hastings

0:30:17 to 0:30:37( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and i understand 9/11. i understand all of the things that took place. i also understand that had we never been in the iraq war in the first place we wouldn't be here in this situation. so tell me, if you can, my friend, what the deficit was when you lo the majority and

Alcee L. Hastings

0:30:38 to 0:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: what in fact did president obama inherit when we gained the majority again? mr. sessionsi will answer the gent full answer. mr. hastings: well, ll do it rhetorically and allow that you answer on your own time. the simple fact of -- mr. sessions: wl then the gentleman did not intend for an answer. mr. hastings: reclaiming my time, mr. speaker.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:30:59 to 0:31:20( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: when this administration took office they had a $1.2 trillion deficit. and they continued along the lines of saying that nothing was done. i want you to ow that you don't just create a situation that gives rise to eliminating that with a magic wand. the ameri

Alcee L. Hastings

0:31:21 to 0:31:42( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: this patient. such time as we go forward to try to remedy this matter. the gentleman spoke earlier to my colleague, mr. sherman, but before turning to him i want to look at some of the numbers. job growth under the current administration is reversing, be along -- a long downward spiral that started under the last

Alcee L. Hastings

0:31:43 to 0:32:07( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: president. the stimulus plan is working as planned. we're ma jobs and getting this economy the unemployment rate dropped last month and the efforts of this congress are helping people affo

Alcee L. Hastings

0:32:08 to 0:32:29( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: a lot more to unseize the frozen dollars in these banks that are not helping small businesses and that's what some of this financial regulatory refo is referencing. even the tarp program is working better than expected and confidence has been restored to wa

Alcee L. Hastings

0:32:30 to 0:32:30( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: market a

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