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House Proceeding 12-10-09 on Dec 10th, 2009 :: 0:52:50 to 1:03:30
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:52:46 to 0:53:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: with the results. voting no today, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i appreciate very much the opportunity to speak on this measure and i yield myself the balance of my time and would you

Alcee L. Hastings

0:52:50 to 1:03:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:53:07 to 0:53:29( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: tell me how much time i ha mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 15 minutes remaining. mr. hastings: i shall all of that time, mr. speaker, but i'm very much tempted because my good friend, and he is my good friend, seems to fail to understand some of the things

Alcee L. Hastings

0:53:30 to 0:53:55( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: that we do and h one of the things that i think would help some context and perspective is the subject of jobs which should be and i believe is the concern of the 435 voting members of the united states house of representatives

Alcee L. Hastings

0:53:56 to 0:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and the six delegates and representatives from the territories. let's not continue down the path of myth. when my mom was alive and she, like many of our mothers, became interested more and in what we do in congress -- more in what

Alcee L. Hastings

0:54:17 to 0:54:38( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: we do in congress by looking at it on television and at some point, i don't remember the day, when i came home and she said, ya'll always talk about what happened before. she says, you know, ford said, nixon did it and card said

Alcee L. Hastings

0:54:39 to 0:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: reagan did it and bush said reagan did it, she said, if do you that then george washington must have done it. if you keep going back all the time. so let's start with some real numbers, not something that is created, and get one thing straight. when we talk about spending, whether it's republican or

Alcee L. Hastings

0:55:01 to 0:55:21( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: democrats that spend on behalf of the american people, we rarely do anything other than talk about costs, we don't talk about benefits. and so toward that end i would only use of areas that could address

Alcee L. Hastings

0:55:22 to 0:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: that the democrats have spent money on and i would ask any of our colleagues, do they feel that we should not have spent $31 billion in science, technology, innovation, math education, cutting-edge research and advanced manufac

Alcee L. Hastings

0:55:43 to 0:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: technologies and work force traing? that was passed by the house of representatives. anything about national security troops and veterans that they would not have spent on? on the fiscal year supplemental

Alcee L. Hastings

0:56:04 to 0:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: for the rest of 2009 provides our troops with erg they -- everything they need to wind down the war that we shouldn't place, iraq, and changed the strategy in afghanistan, requiring a progress report and making retroactive payments 185,000-plus service members

Alcee L. Hastings

0:56:26 to 0:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: whose enlistments were involuntarily extended since 9/11. that was signed into law. would they not have spent that money? would they not have spent t money expanding the new g.i. bill benefits to cover the full cost of college education for

Alcee L. Hastings

0:56:47 to 0:57:08( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: states service members? that was signed into law. would they not have spent the money on a troops, strening military readiness, expanding support for care and housing, focusing on our strategy in afghanistan and

Alcee L. Hastings

0:57:09 to 0:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: pakistan and redeployment from reform? that was signed into law. would they not have spent the money on one of our priorities of veterans groups, authorizing congress to approve v.a. medical care appropriations one year in advanc

Alcee L. Hastings

0:57:32 to 0:57:53( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: reliable and timely funding and prevent politics from ever delaying v.a. health care funding? that was signed into law. would they not have spent the money on strengthening quality health care for more than five million veterans by investing

Alcee L. Hastings

0:57:54 to 0:58:15( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: 15% more than 2009 for medical care benefits, claims, processes and facility improvements? that was passed by the house and i could go on the minutes on that. but let me go to where i digress from. richard nixon created during his administration and received

Alcee L. Hastings

0:58:16 to 0:58:37( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: credit for and that's presidents do, the creation of 9.4 million jobs. you understand president under strenuous circumstances, his administration was credited with creating 1.8 million jobs. under president reagan, reagan,

Alcee L. Hastings

0:58:38 to 0:58:59( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: coming in, with a near identical in many r footnote write interest there, when my colleague mentioned katrina, m sure he knows that we haven't finished what's need to be done with with reference to the -- reference to the people on the specifically in the city of new orleans, but to president reagan's credit and

Alcee L. Hastings

0:59:00 to 0:59:20( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: administration and whatever tax decreases on however else it was achieved, i can assure you that the exact number are 16 million jobs. under president bush, george h.w., 2.5 million jobs. under bill clinton, 23.1 million

Alcee L. Hastings

0:59:21 to 0:59:42( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: jobs. under president bush, and my friend from texas' majority congress that at one point had the house, the senate and the presidency, under his administration, taking into considerationverything that he has talked about, three million jobs.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:59:43 to 1:00:04( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: one track record on record. now, what's needed here, heek, is some fair and -- mr. speaker, is some f forward accounting and not the offbudget stuff that i have heard here during the period of time that i'm here and that i heard from my colleague.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:00:05 to 1:00:27( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: this rule permits us to discuss is not offbudget kind of accounting, it's sort of like the same kind of offbudget accounting that wall street does, that my friends on the other side seem to think we should do, no, fair and straightforward accounting. my good friend from california that i

Alcee L. Hastings

1:00:28 to 1:00:49( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: african subcommittee, when we were in the majority, we traveled together, an outs person, but when he ce in here, he described that accountants say this is a moral hazard. i'll tell what you a mo hazard is, a moral hazard is putting wars offbudget and not being prepared to pay for them

Alcee L. Hastings

1:00:50 to 1:01:11( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and not asking the american people to make e necessary sacrifices in order that all of us, rich and poor, black and white, conservative and liberal, will pay our fair share to protect this great country of ours, enough of all of this doom talking and finger pointing. wh is need is a great consensus for all of us

Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:12 to 1:01:32( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: able to go forward, to straighten out our nation and we can do this and i believe that we will. one of the primary culprits of this crent recession was a regulatory system that looked out for the wealth of wall street firms rather than the security of average american consumers. this legislation, however,

Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:33 to 1:01:55( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: recognizes that the strength of our financial system is not measured simply by the value of the dow jones. it's measured by the prosperity of the american people. one of my friends, phil hare, who is here, says, it ain't the g.d.p., it's the j.o.b. and i

Alcee L. Hastings

1:01:56 to 1:02:16( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: believe mr. sessions mr. sessions k-n-o-w what i'm talking about. our constituents -- he to be known they're not going to be taken advantage of. they deserve to know that our financial regulations will stop those institutions who engage in irresponsible practices without

Alcee L. Hastings

1:02:17 to 1:02:37( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: placing an unnecessary burden on those who are acting in the best interest of their consumers. and they deserve to know that this congress, republican and democrat, should not and i believe the democrats will not stand idly by, allowing monstrous financial institutions

Alcee L. Hastings

1:02:38 to 1:02:59( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: to put our entire economy at risk, rake in billions and shell out egregious bonuses while everyday americans lose their paycheck to paycheck. consumer protection act and we should give barney frank and the financial services committee,

Alcee L. Hastings

1:03:00 to 1:03:20( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: republican and democrat, every credit for extraordinary work in these extremely diffi for our country. but this protection act makes reasonable and responsible changes to our financial regulatory system and enacts long-need consumer protections. after months of debate,

Alcee L. Hastings

1:03:21 to 1:03:31( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: countless hearings and votes on this very floor, this rule will finally allow for its complete and timely consideration. mr. speaker, i urge a yes vote

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