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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:44:15 to 0:46:20
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Charles B. Rangel

0:44:12 to 0:44:33( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: pay down the two great grandkids, we already mortgaged their future. we don't need to do more. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. neal: thank you, madam speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to t of the ways and means committee, the gentleman fr new york, mr. rangel. the speaker pro tempore: the

Charles B. Rangel

0:44:15 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Charles B. Rangel

0:44:34 to 0:44:54( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: gentleman from new york is recognized for two minutes. mr. rangel: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized. mr. rangel: let me first thank chairman neal for the great job that he's done over the years in terms of presenting legislation that is so sorely needed. this house -- and let me speculate in terms of how far it's going to go that we're

Charles B. Rangel

0:44:55 to 0:45:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: going to have this partisanship in the house of representatives. once we oversee leave overseas that we leave the republicanic and democratic label behind us -- whether it's the chinese or japanese or the

Charles B. Rangel

0:45:17 to 0:45:37( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: european union, it seems to me terms of being the leader of the world, not only in fiscal policy but in foreign policy is on the line. no one out there in our communities are going to look at this as a republican issue or a democratic issue. they are going to look at it as an american issue. and they're going to look at the congress. why?

Charles B. Rangel

0:45:38 to 0:45:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: because we have the full faith and credit of the united states of america in our hands. people have political problems with raising the debt limit, but our country has a fiscal problem. and treasury has assured us as they have the minority t they don't have the fiscal gimmicks to play around with it. i know a lot of people know

Charles B. Rangel

0:45:59 to 0:46:19( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: it's going to pass and so, therefore, they're not going to vote for it. but somebody, maybe our kids and grandkids, are going to ask, did the united states of america ever forfeit and didn't pay its debts? and some historian teacher will say, yes, they did. and they'll want to know what congress did it and who did it. they are not going to ask if

Charles B. Rangel

0:46:20 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: you are a democrat or

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