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Senate Proceeding on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 4:17:50 to 4:18:44
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John Ensign

4:17:33 to 4:17:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: to the appropriations committee at last year's spending level. on the front of this bill, the bill says that last year's spending level was at a level which included last year's spending plus the stimulus money.

John Ensign

4:17:50 to 4:18:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Ensign

John Ensign

4:17:55 to 4:18:19( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: so when they say this year's spending level, it looks like there's a huge cut when in fact when you compare it with last -- the true last year's bill, there's actually a 23% increase in this year's spending bill over last year's. so, madam president, what -- the

John Ensign

4:18:20 to 4:18:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: --what the motion that i'm about to make is asking to do is to report it back to the committee, with the committee to make whatever specific recommendations within that level but to do it at last year's spending level and not a 23% increase. bothides of the aisle -- i've heard rhetoric from politicians in the house and the senate, from the president talking about how serious of a problem we have

John Ensign

4:18:41 to 4:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: with the deficit. how serious of a problem that we have with the debt in our

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