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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:15:45 to 0:19:05
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Allen Boyd

0:15:43 to 0:16:04( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: debt that is around the neck of our nation's economy and future generations. vote no on this increased debt i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nevada reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. speaker. with that i'd like to voice a

Allen Boyd

0:15:45 to 0:19:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Allen Boyd

0:16:05 to 0:16:25( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: -- to a voice responsibility to the gentleman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. >> i thank my friend, mr. neal, for yielding. i think all of us here today, certainly in this game of inside baseball, understand that we have to raise the debt

Allen Boyd

0:16:26 to 0:16:46( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: we don't have a choice to let our natiogo into default on its bonds. but i do comeoday to ask you to support it. i come reluctantly. and i am glad to hear that my friends on both sides of the aisle now offer fiscal responsibility. i think many of us over here

Allen Boyd

0:16:47 to 0:17:07( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: have been saying for years, and particularly for the last eight, nine years, that the policies that we were pursuing starting in 2001 of spending more than we were taking in on an annual basis had to stop. we found ourselves in pretty good shape in 2001, and then we changed the policies know the rest of the story, the

Allen Boyd

0:17:31 to 0:17:52( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: tools that we can use to return fiscal discipline to our government. the tools such as pay as you go. discretionary spending limits. there are lots of tools that we can use but in the last eight or nine years the congress and the administration has rejected those tools and it's time for us to put those back into place. we don't have the will here in the united states congress to

Allen Boyd

0:17:53 to 0:18:14( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: discipline ourselves. i think both parties have proven that over the years. so we have to come back with those tools such as pay-as-you-go, sequestration, spending caps, whatever it takes.

Allen Boyd

0:18:15 to 0:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: there is a good deal going on around here called the safe commission. mr. neal: i yield the gentleman one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. boyd: what we're trying to do is press the pause button move forward, break for the christmas hoday and then come back, and we have to focus on

Allen Boyd

0:18:36 to 0:18:58( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: this issue of fiscal responsibility. i have said to my party leaders as i've said to the other party leaders over the last eight years, we have to look beyond the ends of our nose and we have to focus on fiscal responsibility. and the first step we have to do, of course, is to keep our country from going into default on its -- on its bonds. and then we have to move

Allen Boyd

0:18:59 to 0:19:05( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: forward to reinstall such tools as pay-go, commissions, whatever i focused on getting our

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