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Senate Proceeding on Mar 28th, 2011 :: 0:39:05 to 0:40:44
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John Boozman

0:39:05 to 0:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: sovereignty is not iran, not al qaeda, not radical islam. it is our national debt. he's right. we simply cannot continue to operate at this pace. we cannot continue to add billions to our already staggering national debt. this year alone the federal government will spend $3.7

John Boozman

0:39:05 to 0:40:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

0:39:26 to 0:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: trillion while only collectings $2.2 trillion t doesn't take an advanced math degree to understand that three is greater than two. the average american family doesn't have the luxury to spend beyond its means. their government shouldn't and doesn't either. the only way we'll get a handle on this situation is to reform the manner in which the budget

John Boozman

0:39:50 to 0:40:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: -- in which we budget and allocate federal dollars. it's time we put mechanisms in place to stop the government from spending beyond its means. this is why one of the first bills that i signed my name onto after taking the oath of office was senator richard shelby's balanced budget amendment. senator shelby has been a champion on this front for a

John Boozman

0:40:11 to 0:40:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: number of years, introducing this bill every session of congress since 1987. imagine what the counsel would look like if it had passed this when it was first proposed. now more than ever it is an idea whose time has come and i look forward to working with the senator from alabama to get some

John Boozman

0:40:32 to 0:40:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: sort of a spending cap, like a budget amendment, passed. this is a catalyst for change. it holds us to spending limits and forces changes in the manner in which taxpayer money is alocated.

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