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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:42:45 to 0:46:10
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Barney Frank

0:42:42 to 0:43:02( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: this is a son of stimulus bill. let's stop the insanity. vote no. and i yield back the balancef my the speaker pro tempore: who seeks recognition? the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized. mr. obey: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, the chairman of the banking committee, mr. frank. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts for three

Barney Frank

0:42:45 to 0:46:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

0:43:03 to 0:43:23( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: minutes. mr. frank: madam speaker, the assertion that the economic recovery bill, the stimulus bi, has created no jobs is i must say one of the least intellectually unsupportable statements i have heafered on the house floor and i have -- i have heard on the house floor

Barney Frank

0:43:24 to 0:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: and i have been here for a long time. here's where we are. the fact is that the obama recovery from the bush recession has been goin like, but it is undeniable. by every statistic it is going for. now, if you listen to my republican colleagues, you

Barney Frank

0:43:45 to 0:44:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: learn that the third worse day in american history was january 21, 2009, the worse is pearl harbor and then we had the mass murders of september 11, 2001. what was the worse day, jan 21, 2009, because according to this debate, guess what happened on january 21, 2009?

Barney Frank

0:44:07 to 0:44:28( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: the federal budget, which was apparently in surplus, all of a sudden plunged into deficit. unemployment suddenly appeared. the war in afghanistan, bthe way, was going wonder flee until january 2 --

Barney Frank

0:44:29 to 0:44:50( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: until january 21, 2009. no, it all started on january 21, 2009. and not only that -- i am quoting my partner here -- it was the worst disease, mass amnesia seized the republican party on january 21, 2009. they forgot that it started under the bush administration

Barney Frank

0:44:51 to 0:45:11( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: in january, 2007, where they had control of the congress and white house for the longest period of time. they forgot that trying to pay for two wars with tax cuts was a bad idea and one that sur so what we are now doing is trying to undo that. and adult

Barney Frank

0:45:12 to 0:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: cannot go from a terrible decline to rapid increase without passing through a transitional period. we are passing through it by every economic statistic. now i agree, the situation is worse than we thought and getting better more slowly than getting better. again, if you listen to my republican colleagues, the world began on january 21,

Barney Frank

0:45:33 to 0:45:54( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: 2009. i know some thought it started 4,000 years ago. i don't believe they all started when barack obama became president. we do try here to help. i was astounded to hear the gentleman from michigan say it hasn't created one job. madam speaker, tell that to the cops and firefighters in my districts who were rehired becau of this.

Barney Frank

0:45:55 to 0:46:10( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: working to clean up a superfund site in my district which was funded by this bill. this denial of reality to avade responsibility for the dilemma -- evade responsibility for the

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