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Senate Proceeding on May 18th, 2010 :: 1:59:35 to 2:01:00
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Christopher S. Bond

1:59:22 to 1:59:44( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: natural or manmade disasters. a natural disaster such as a flood or tor manmade disaster such as that's occurring in theulf. mr. president, i have read this language very clearly. it's talking about defaulting on obligations. it's talking -- it restricts the ability of the federal government to respond to disasters.

Christopher S. Bond

1:59:35 to 2:01:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher S. Bond

Christopher S. Bond

1:59:45 to 2:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: i used to chair the subcommittee on the federal emergency management agency. -- federal emergency management act. when there was a disaster, we would provide money to deal with those disasters. but you cannot say a disaster where you continue to present unbalanced b them into law to drive your debt up is a natural or

Christopher S. Bond

2:00:06 to 2:00:27( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: disaster. that's a stupid decision. i don't think that the taxpayers in a position of bailing out governnts who make bad decisions and who year after year after year spend than they are taking in on their ongoing obligations.

Christopher S. Bond

2:00:28 to 2:00:48( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: it has nothing to do with a sudden natural disaster or even a manmade disaster like the spill in the gulf which is partly natural and partly man made. -- ptly manmade. so, mr. president, i agree that we shouldn't provide assistance where there is such a disaster but that's not the focus of this bill -- of this amendment, and i

Christopher S. Bond

2:00:49 to 2:01:00( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: would urge my colleagues who really believe we shouldn't be promising to bail out states who continue to spend more than they take in, we shouldn't bail them out with taxpayer funds.

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