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Senate Proceeding on Mar 16th, 2011 :: 2:06:50 to 2:07:55
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John Cornyn

2:06:47 to 2:07:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: i can just briefly respond. i don't think anyone believes that the way things are operating now is -- is appropriate, and what this does is to seek to bring a new set of eyes, particularly with regard to the spending levels and programs, whether they're necessary. as the president's own fiscal commission pointed out, this is not a partisan issue and we know

John Cornyn

2:06:50 to 2:07:55( Edit History Discussion )
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John Cornyn

2:07:12 to 2:07:32( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: that with that kind of increased scrutiny, we can begin to cut out duplicative and unnecessary spending and to prioritize those that are really important, things like homeland security. part of the problem we have is that the spending we've -- levels we have today make it almost impossible for us to decide what our priorities are and to fund those because

John Cornyn

2:07:33 to 2:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: everything seems to be a priority. well, everything can't be a priority. everything can't be essential. and so this is just a commonsense approach based on an effective state model that would allow congress to do its job better and to deal with the most important issues that face the country today, which is runaway

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