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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:58:45 to 1:01:05
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Cliff Stearns

0:58:42 to 0:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: with us having to raise taxes, which we don't want to do and i won't vote for, and have inflation that's going to we have to quit spending instead of just raising the debt. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. of my time. the speaker pro tempore: th gentleman from nevada is reco mr. heller: i yield two minutes

Cliff Stearns

0:58:45 to 1:01:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

0:59:03 to 0:59:23( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: to the ge mr. stearns. the speaker pro tempore: chair recognizes the gentleman for two minutes. mr. starn let me say to my colleague from massachusetts, we came in together, back in 1988, we were both elected. he was mayor of springfield, as i recollect you balanced your

Cliff Stearns

0:59:24 to 0:59:45( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: budget as mayor. you had to balance the budget. we've been up here trying to balance the budget for 21 years. i supported a balanced budget, both a constitutional amendment as well as a legislative budget. don't believe you or your colleaguesid. i say this because, frankly, we have been as long as you and i have been in congress.

Cliff Stearns

0:59:46 to 1:00:06( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: we can blame republicans, we can blame but let's look at the record. remember the deficits of $250 million and we lamented about it, complained about it. well, that's what happens. it exploded now. now we're looking at deficits that are a lot larger. as my colleagues mentioned $1.4

Cliff Stearns

1:00:07 to 1:00:28( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: trillion. when you look at bush 2, george w. bush, he had deficits of $1. df orb $600 billion. now we're talking two or three times that. when you look at when ronald

Cliff Stearns

1:00:29 to 1:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: reagan called great criticism to him control in this company, it was about $250 billion. the deficit under republican presidents and even under republican control of the house and the senate was small, very small to what we have today. you can say that there's good reason for this vote today

Cliff Stearns

1:00:52 to 1:01:05( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: because they support our troops and our war support veterans. i think that's true. but there's been no effort by your side to hold the appropriations bill. i ha i say to my colleague, your appropriations bills are 13% of

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