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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:42:25 to 0:44:10
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Roscoe G. Bartlett

0:42:25 to 0:44:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Roscoe G. Bartlett

0:42:43 to 0:43:03( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland. mr. bartlett: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered, the gentleman from maryland is recognized for two minutes. mr. bartlett: washington was telling america that we had a budget surplus and we were parind down theebt. and while we were telling america that we had the necessity to raise the debt

Roscoe G. Bartlett

0:43:04 to 0:43:24( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: ceiling. why would you raise down -- raise the debt ceiling if you were paying down the debt? surprise, surprise, washngton was not being truthful. money from lock boxes, social security and medicare, and paying down the public debt. $1 more in the trust fund, one

Roscoe G. Bartlett

0:43:25 to 0:43:45( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: less in the debt. without the trust fund, surpluses for which there was no lock box, we took and spent there never was a moment in time when we in fact reduced the national debt. now, talking about accounting methods. our company keeps enron-type of books.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

0:43:46 to 0:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: all of the smallest businesses to keep their books, we would be using the acruel method, we would be showing about $60 trillion of debt. that's $200,000 of debt for every man, woman and child. clearly, clearly unmanageable. here today talking about raising the debt limit ceiling once again.

Roscoe G. Bartlett

0:44:07 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Roscoe G. Bartlett: we should talk about how we should balance the budget and

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