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Senate Proceeding on May 18th, 2010 :: 1:35:20 to 1:37:45
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Judd Gregg

1:35:16 to 1:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: issues and for thoferg amendment. and i urge this amendment and i urge my colleagues to support it. mr. gregg: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire. mr. gregg: let me thank the senator from missouri for his thoughtful words on this amendment.

Judd Gregg

1:35:20 to 1:37:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judd Gregg

Judd Gregg

1:35:38 to 1:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: as a former governor, he knows the ability to balance a budget. you have to make sure that your state does not end up defaulting on debt, that's one of the worse things that could happen as governor. the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire's time expired. mr. gregg: i ask unanimous consent that after the senator from connecticut has used up the

Judd Gregg

1:36:00 to 1:36:20( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: time origilly allocated to him that the time between now and 12:05 be dividedded equally between the two sides. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so mr. gregg: i would ask to speak on that remaining time. i think the senator from missouri made the superb case,

Judd Gregg

1:36:21 to 1:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: it is inappropriate that states can be -- whether they're from new mexico, missouri, connecticut, or new hampshire, there's no reason that our taxpayers should pay for inappropriate fiscal action by some other state or some other community rather those states an communities should have to straighten out their own

Judd Gregg

1:36:42 to 1:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: financial house and not expect they can come to the federal government for a bailout if their problems have been self-inflicted, created by their own flure to discipline their fiscal house. and i as i said earlier in the discussion, a lot of states have a balanced budget amendement. i'm not sure whether missouri didn't, new hampshire didn't. if we didn't run fiscally

Judd Gregg

1:37:03 to 1:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: responsible budget in new hampshire, we would find our debt downgrades, that's what we were worried about to where we would default would be a totally terrible situation. states that have balanced budget amendments, states which have worked very hard to keep their fial house in order, the taxpayers of those states shldn't have to sudnly step up and take care of the taxpayers of another state that

Judd Gregg

1:37:24 to 1:37:44( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: has failed to do that. and it just doesn't -- it's not it's not equitable. you don't want to create that atmosphere. if you have an atmosphere where one state can throw its problems on to another state, then you have a situation where states can be irresponsible. i would ask to modify my

Judd Gregg

1:37:45 to 1:37:45( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: amendment.

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