House Session 2012-06-01 (13:10:43-14:35:34)
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House Session 2012-06-01 (13:10:43-14:35:34)


APPROPRIATIONS BILLS. WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION YESTERDAY AND WE ARE CONTINUING IN THE ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS MEASURE TODAY. AND AS WE COME BACK NEXT WEEK. I YIELD BACK. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR THAT INFORMATION. I WANT TO SAY TO THE GENTLEMAN I
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PLAN. WOULD DISAGREE THAT THERE’S NO MR. VAN HOLLEN, THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE, DID IN FACT HAVE A PLAN. PRESENTED THAT PLAN. AND WAS VOTED ON ON THIS FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. IT DID NOT PREVAIL, BY THAT IS A PLAN WHICH FRANKLY WAS A MORE BALANCED PLAN FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, OBVIOUSLY THE HOUSE DID NOT AGREE WITH THAT, BALANCED PLAN THAT IN FACT WOULD HAVE REACHED BALANCE, IN FACT, MORE QUICKLY, I BELIEVE THAN THE RYAN PLAN. SO WE DO HAVE A PLAN. WE PRESENTED THAT PLAN. WE OFFERED IT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. I VOTED FOR THAT PLAN. THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PARTY ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE VOTED FOR THAT PLAN. SO THERE IS PLAN. I THINK THE GENTLEMAN’S NOT CORRECT IN SAYING WE HAVEN’T
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OFFERED A PLAN. WE HAVE. THE PLAN HAS NOT PASSED. THE GENTLEMAN IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ON THAT. SENATE AND HOUSE HAVE NOT AGREED ON A PLAN. I’M NOT SURE THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO AGREE ON A PLAN. I THINK THAT’S UNFORTUNATE, BUT PERHAPS WE CAN AGREE ON THE APPROPRIATION BILLS. WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE APPROPRIATION BILLS WILL BE AGREED UPON CONSISTENT WITH THE AGREEMENT THAT WE FELT WE HAD AT THE FUNDING LEVELS OF $1.047 TRILLION FOR DISCRETIONARY SPENDING. THE BILLS THAT HAVE BEEN OFFERED ARE CLOSER TO THAT NUMBER THAN I THINK WE WILL FIND AS LATER BILLS COME. WE DON’T KNOW THAT, BUT THAT’S SPECULATION, THE SENATE HAS AGREED THAT WE OUGHT TO MARK UP THAT FIGURE, BUT WE HAVEN’T MARKED UP TO THAT FIGURE IN THE APPROPRIATION BILL. BUT IF WE DO — IF WE COMPLETE THE APPROPRIATION BILLS, AS THE GENTLEMAN SAYS HE WANTS TO DO, I THINK WOULD BE GOOD TO DO. IT’S THE GENTLEMAN’S PERSPECTIVE AND 1.028. THAT’S A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE, THE SENATE, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, HAVE AGREED TO MARK TO THE HIGHER NUMBER. CAN THE GENTLEMAN COMMENT ON
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DAY WE’LL BE ABLE TO GET WHETHER OR NOT AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT ON WHAT THE AGREEMENT
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CONTROL ACT? WE THOUGHT WE HAD IN THE BUDGET I YIELD TO MY FRIEND. MR. SPEAKER, I JUST SAY TO THE GENTLEMAN, I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE IN THE COLLOQUY, AND I WOULD SUGGEST TURNING ATTENTION TO THE SENATE THAT HASN’T EVEN BEGUN CONSIDERING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS TO EVEN — TO SUGGEST THAT WE WOULD COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SENATE. I THINK THE SENATE’S GOT TO
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FAR AS THE APPROPRIATIONS REALLY START TO DO ITS WORK AS PROCESS IS CONCERNED. I YIELD BACK.
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I DON’T HAVE ANY REBUTTAL TO THAT. I YIELD BACK MY TIME. THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA RISE? MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT WHEN THE HOUSE ADJOURNS TODAY IT ADJOURN TO MEET AT 12:00 NOON ON TUESDAY NEXT FOR MORNING HOUR DEBATE AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS.
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WITHOUT OBJECTION. SO ORDERED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE
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GENTLEMAN FROM KANSAS SEEK RECOGNITION? UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE. REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS. SO GRANTED. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TO HONOR THE LIFE OF A TRUE PUBLIC SERVANT FROM THE GREAT STATE OF KANSAS. KANSAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE BOB BETHEL, REPRESENTED THE 113TH DISTRICT IN THE STATEHOUSE AND HAILED FROM ALDIN, CAN A. NOT TOO FROM FAR FROM THE FARM I GREW UP. IN THE STATEHOUSE FOR 14 YEARS AND WAS A STAUNCH ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND LONG-TERM CARE. HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER INCLUDED A SCHOOL PRISS PRINCIPAL, AND DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. HE WAS A PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNER
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FACILITIES. OPERATING LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE I WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT HE SUFFERED WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE RECENTLY ON SUNDAY, MAY 20. I SERVED WITH BOB FOR EIGHT YEARS IN THE KANSAS HOUSE AND I ALWAYS REMEMBERED HIM AS A KIND AND CARING MAN. WHO NEVER TOOK HIMSELF TOO SERIOUSLY, ALWAYS WEARING HIS TRADEMARK MICKEY MOUSE TIES. A TRUE PUBLIC SERVANT, BOB, WE ARE GOING TO MISS YOU.
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. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER’S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE FROM TEXAS, MR. FWOMEERT, IS RECOGNIZED FOR 60 — MR. GOHMERT, IS RECOGNIZED FOR 60 MINUTES AS THE DESIGNEE OF THE MAJORITY LEADER. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. ALWAYS AN HONOR TO SPEAK HERE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR AND THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF INTERESTING ATTENTION THAT’S BEEN GIVEN TO AN ISSUE OF WHETHER OR NOT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SUPPORTS ISRAEL, DOESN’T SUPPORT ISRAEL, IS MORE SUPPORTIVE OF ITS ENEMIES, AND APPARENTLY, ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN “THE WEEKLY STANDARD” THIS WEEK, MAY 30, 2012, BY DANIEL HALPER, I’M QUOTING FROM THE ARTICLE HERE. IT SAYS, QUOTE, OBAMA STRESSED HE PROBABLY KNOWS ABOUT JUDAISM MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE READ ABOUT IT, UNQUOTE. HAARETZ REPORTS. QUOTE, HE WONDERED HOW COME NO ONE ASKS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, JOHN BOEHNER, OR SENATOR
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MCCONNELL, ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT MINORITY LEADER, MITCH TO ISRAEL. THE ARTICLE ALSO SAYS, SIMILE, HE, THE PRESIDENT, SAID TO THE GROUP, I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU AGAIN HOW I EVEN FEEL ABOUT ISRAEL, BUT WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT? HE THEN SUGGESTED THAT HE SHOULD NOT BE QUESTIONED ABOUT HIS COMMITMENT TO THE JEWISH STATE BECAUSE, QUOTE, ALL HIS FRIENDS IN CHICAGO WERE JEWISH. I THINK THERE’S A LOT TO BE LEARNED WHEN WE READ PEOPLE’S COMMENTS OR LEARN OF PEOPLE’S COMMENTS THAT WERE NOT SCRIPTED, THAT WERE SAID JUST TOP OF THE HEAD.
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NOBODY PUT IT IN THE TELEPROMPTER. IT’S NOT SOMEBODY ELSE’S WORDS. IT’S WORDS DIRECTLY FROM THE INDIVIDUAL IN QUESTION, AND SO I GOT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT SAYS ALL HIS FRIENDS IN CHICAGO WERE JEWISH. I LEARNED A LOT FROM THAT. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT JEREMIAH WRIGHT WAS JEWISH. I MEAN, I DON’T — I MEET PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. IT NEVER CROSSES MY MIND, YOU KNOW, WHAT DESCENT IS THIS PERSON, SO IT’S FASCINATING TO ME THAT APPARENTLY JEREMIAH WRIGHT WAS JEWISH. TONY RESCO, GOT THEM A SWEETHEART DEAL OF SOME KIND, THAT REAL ESTATE DEAL, EVEN THOUGH HE’S GONE TO PRISON, I
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DIDN’T KNOW TONY RESCO WAS JEWISH. AND BILL AIRES, HOPEFULLY TRYING TO KILL PEOPLE BACK IN THE 1970’S, MAN THAT GAVE THE — BARACK OBAMA HIS FIRST FUNDRAISER AT HIS HOME, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT LINEAGE BILL AIRES, BUT ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS, ALL HIS FRIENDS IN CHICAGO WERE JEWISH. APPARENTLY BILL AIRES MUST HAVE BEEN JEWISH AS WELL. SO IT’S INTERESTING TO FIND OUT ABOUT PEOPLE’S FRIENDS AND WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND REALLY IS. MY BACKGROUND, HAVING BEEN A ONE-TIME EARLY ON A PROSECUTOR, I’VE BEEN A JUDGE, I’VE BEEN A CHIEF JUSTICE, IT HELPS ME, SOME OF US A LITTLE SLOWER TO WORK THROUGH AND PLOT THROUGH MATERIAL METHODICALLY, IT MEPS
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CHART. ME TO MAKE A AND I KNOW HAVING COLLECTED THE NOTES OF JURY — JURORS, A MURDER CASE THAT WAS 10 WEEKS LONG, THE LONGEST WHEN I WAS A JUDGE, BUT IT WAS ALL INTERESTING TO READ NOTES THAT JURORS HAD LEFT. AND SO OFTEN THEY WOULD TAKE EVIDENCE AND THEY WOULD MAKE
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DECIDE WHAT CATEGORY THAT NOTES OF EVIDENCE AND TRY TO EVIDENCE FIT INTO. DID IT SUPPORT WHAT THE PROSECUTION WAS SAYING SINCE
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OR DID IT SUPPORT DEFENSE THEY HAD THE BURDEN OF PROOF, CONTENTION OR AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE, THAT KIND OF THING? AND SO I FOUND THIS WEEK, SINCE I READ THAT ARTICLE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENSENESS, AND IT — DEFENSIVENESS, AND IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO TAKE TO TRY TO DECIDE, SINCE THE PRESIDENT HE’S NOT EVEN GOING TO COMMENT HOW HE FEELS ABOUT ISRAEL ANY MORE, I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO GO THROUGH AND LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE AND DECIDE WHETHER IT SUPPORTS THE NOTION THAT THE PRESIDENT IS
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NOT. VERY PRO-ISRAEL OR THAT HE’S WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WONDERED WHY NO ONE ASKED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JOHN BOEHNER ABOUT HIS SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL, WELL, I KNOW THAT SPEAKER BOEHNER AND I HAVE HAD SOME RATHER PROFOUND DISAGREEMENTS AND THAT I’M SURE WILL CONTINUE, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO THE ISSUE OF ISRAEL, I CAN’T — I COULDN’T COME UP WITH ANYTHING THAT INDICATED ANY LACK OF COMPLETE SUPPORT FOR THE NATION OF ISRAEL. IN FACT, I’VE BEEN PUSHING FOR TWO YEARS — WELL, TWO YEARS
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AGO I STARTED PUSHING TO GET PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU INVITED TO ADDRESS A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS HERE IN THIS VERY HALL. I KNOW WHEN I APPROACHED SPEAKER PELOSI ABOUT IT SHE HAD — THIS WAS JUNE OF 2010 AND SHE THOUGHT IT WAS A NICE IDEA
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BUT JUST WASN’T GOING TO BE TIME TO GET THAT DONE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. WE HAD SO MUCH ON OUR PLATE, AND I THINK WE DID HAVE A LOT OF COURTHOUSES WE HADN’T NAMED YET, SO WE GOT THOSE DONE. AND THEN WHEN REPUBLICANS TOOK THE MAJORITY IN 2011, I REDID A LETTER, GOT LOTS OF REPUBLICANS TO SIGN ON, AND AS THE SPEAKER ASKED PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU ADDRESS THE HOUSE HERE AND AS BEST I UNDERSTAND IT GOT THE MAJORITY LEADER DOWN THE
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HALL, HARRY REID, TO GO IN ON IT SO IT WOULD BE A JOINT SESSION. SO, YOU KNOW, ALL THE EVIDENCE INDICATES COMPLETE SUPPORT BY SPEAKER BOEHNER FOR ISRAEL. REALLY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY. BUT, AGAIN, SINCE THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE’S NOT GOING TO COMMENT ANY MORE ABOUT HOW HE FEELS ABOUT ISRAEL, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD, AND IT SURE HELPS ME TO GO THROUGH AND JUST CHART OUT EVIDENCE AND WHICH
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SUPPORTS. WAY — WHICH NOTION IT SO I WENT THROUGH AND WE TOOK POINTS FROM STORIES, WHETHER IT’S ON TELEVISION, ON THE NEWS MEDIA, ON THE INTERNET THAT APPEARED TO HAVE GOOD BASIS FOR BEING FACTUAL AND JUST DECIDE TO CHART OUT, IS THIS EVIDENCE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FOR OR AGAINST ISRAEL, AND DOES HE
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ISRAEL NOT? LOVE ISRAEL OR DOES HE LOVE AND SO WE KNOW THAT BACK IN 2011, MOST OF US HEARD THE COMMENTS, APPARENTLY THEY DIDN’T KNOW THE MICROPHONE WAS LIVE WHEN PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU CAME UP AND THE COMMENTS BY PRESIDENT SARKOZY OF FRANCE WHEN HE MADE A COMMENT, SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT A PROBLEM NETANYAHU WAS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE COMMENTS TO THE EFFECT THAT, OH, YEAH.
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DAY. I HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIM EVERY IT WAS CLEARLY BELITTLING OF PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT HEARD THE COMMENT THOUGHT, OH, IF YOU’RE PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, TO HEAR A GUY YOU MAY TALK TO QUITE A BIT AGREEING WITH ANOTHER LEADER THAT NETANYAHU IS JUST A REAL PAIN TO DEAL WITH. SO IT REALLY DOESN’T SHOW A LOVE FOR ISRAEL, REALLY.
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NOT. THAT WAS MORE OF LOVES ISRAEL AND THEN THE COMMENTS IN 2011 WHEN PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU LAST YEAR WAS ON HIS WAY, COMING TO THE UNITED STATES. HE WAS GOING TO SPEAK TO AN AIPAC CONVENTION HERE, AND IT SEEMED TO BE REALLY SHORT NOTICE. THE PRESIDENT CONSULTED WITH PEOPLE THAT HE TRUSTED. THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA. OF COURSE, THEY ARE A NAMED CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE HOLY LAND FOUNDATION, ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA, HE’S PRESIDENT OF THAT ORGANIZATION, AND WE HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT HE HAD BEEN CONSULTED AND IN FACT, THE PRESIDENT OF THIS CO-CONSPIRATOR SUPPORTING TERRORISM, WAS EVEN INVITED TO THE INTERSANCTUM OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO HEAR THIS SPEECH THAT HE, ACCORDING TO SOURCES, HELPED GIVE ADVICE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA ON, AND SO DURING HIS COMMENTS, PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THAT ISRAEL SHOULD RETURN TO ITS 1967 BORDERS AND PEOPLE THAT ARE FAMILIAR WITH ISRAEL AND KNOW THE HISTORY OF THAT AREA, INCLUDING GOING BACK TO 1,000 OR SO B.C., WHEN KING DAVID WAS THE RULER IN THAT LAND, 1,500, 1,600 YEARS BEFORE A MAN NAMED MOHAMED CAME TO EARTH, BUT ANYWAY, HE’S SUGGESTING THAT ISRAEL, IN COMMENTS, RETURN TO THESE BORDERS WHICH MILITARY PEOPLE
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INDEFENSIBLE. INDICATE MAKE ISRAEL THAT’S WHY THEY WERE SO SUBJECT TO ATTACK IN 1967. SO THAT REALLY WAS NOT A
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COMMENT SUGGESTIVE OF A LOVE FOR ISRAEL. THAT’S REALLY MORE OF A LOVES ISRAEL NOT. AN THEN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION — AND THEN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, THEY HAVE WHOLLY FAILED TO CONDEMN ANY OF
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ANY SETTLEMENT. THE PALESTINIAN’S BUILDING OF HERE THE PALESTINIANS KEEP BUILDING AND BUILDING IN AREAS THAT ARE NOT AUTHORIZED, THAT ARE ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS BEING BUILT AND WE HEAR NOT ONE SINGLE WORD FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THE SETTLEMENTS BEING CONSTRUCTED BY PALESTINIANS AND THAT ALSO INCLUDED HIS CRITICISM OF ISRAELI HOUSING PLANS FOR EAST JERUSALEM AND SO THAT’S REALLY A LOVES ISRAEL NOT ON THAT ONE AS WELL. YOU GOT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO ERADICATE MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED ISRAEL. THERE ARE ARTICLES OF INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. OBVIOUSLY SINCE IT DIDN’T HELP ISRAEL TO HAVE ERADICATED MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAMS THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED ISRAEL DESPITE SOME THAT WOULD, THAT ACTUALLY IS AN ACT THAT INDICATES LOVES ISRAEL NOT. NOW, I THINK IT WAS A WONDERFUL THING THAT PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU IN 2010 WAS INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT WAS A GREAT THING. PRESIDENT TO INVITE HIM BUT ALL OF THE REFERENCE TO THAT VISIT SEEMED TO MAKE VERY CLEAR THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENT INTENTIONALLY SNUBBED THE PRIME MINISTER WHO HAD TRAVELED ALL THIS WAY TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HE WAS LEFT WAITING FOR AN HOUR OR SO WHILE THE PRESIDENT WENT OFF TO HIS FAMILY, THEY KNEW THAT PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU WAS COMING AND HE CAME BY INVITATION AND YET THE PRESIDENT CREATED AN INTENTIONAL SNUB, UNLESS HIS STAFF, OF COURSE, IS SO INCOMPETENT THEY DIDN’T LET HIM KNOW THAT THE LEADER OF OUR DEAR ALLY, ISRAEL, WAS WAITING IN THE WHITE HOUSE TO VISIT, BUT ANYWAY, HE WENT AND DINED WITH HIS FAMILY.
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AND ALSO IT WAS CONSIDERED BY MOST TO KNOW ABOUT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TO BE QUITE A SNUB THAT ALLOW THE PRESIDENT’S BEEN PICTURED WITH ALL KINDS OF FOLKS IN THE MIDDLE EAST THAT WE’D JUST ASSUME ISRAEL WOULD BE — THAT WOULD JUST ASSUME ISRAEL WOULD BE ELIMINATED FROM THE MAP, TO HAVE A PICTURE WITH HIM WHICH IS A NORM IS REALLY AN INDICATION OF LOVES ISRAEL NOT. NOW SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON, ANNOUNCED THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PLANNED TO SEND $147 MILLION TO THE WEST BANK AND TO THE HAMAS-RUN GAZA STRIP. WELL, CONGRESS HAD MADE VERY CLEAR, SINCE WE HAVE THE PURSE STRINGS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, THAT THAT MONEY — THERE SHOULD NOT BE MONEY BEING SENT TO ANY ORGANIZATION THAT IS SUPPORTIVE
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. OF TERRORISM. HAMAS IS A NAMED ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS TERRORISM. AND YET THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED TO SEND A GROUP WHO HAS MADE VERY CLEAR THEY WANT TO SEE ISRAEL ELIMINATED, WIPED OFF THE THEM $147 MILLION IS NOT REALLY EVIDENCE OF A LOVE FOR ISRAEL. YOU ALSO HAVE PRESIDENT OBAMA STATING THAT ALL HIS FRIENDS IN CHICAGO WERE JEWISH AND THAT HE WAS SOMETIMES ACCUSED OF BEING A JEWISH PUPPET. WELL, FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT, ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT ONLY, OF BEING A JEWISH PUPPET AND THAT ALL HIS FRIENDS IN CHICAGO WERE JEWISH, WELL, THAT IS SOME INDICATION OF A LOVE FOR THE JEWISH NATION OF ISRAEL. THE PRED’S — THE PRESIDENT’S ADMINISTRATION, THOUGH, EARLIER THIS YEAR, LEAKED TO “THE WASHINGTON POST” OF THE TIME WINDOW IN WHICH ISRAEL WOULD TAKE OUT IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM. WELL, ANY ALLY IS SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT IF YOU GO LEAKING INFORMATION, PUTTING IT OUT THERE IN PUBLIC, THE DAMAGES AND EFFORT OF YOUR CLOSE ALLY TO
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DEFEND ITSELF, THAT’S NOT A GOOD THING. IT’S NOT A SIGN OF LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR AN ALLY WHEN YOU LEAK INFORMATION THAT WOULD PREVENT OR HARM THE EFFORTS OF THAT ALLY IN DEFENDING ITSELF. SO THAT’S JUST — THAT WAS NOT A
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GOOD INDICATION OF A LOVE FOR ISRAEL. MORE OF A LOVE ISRAEL NOT. AND THEN ALSO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAD A LEAK TO THE MEDIA THAT ISRAEL WAS GOING TO USE THE AZERBAIJAN AIRSPACE TO TAKE OUT IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM. WELL, IF THAT’S THE KIND OF THING YOU DO FOR FRIENDS, AMERICA’S NOT GOING TO HAVE A FOR VERY LONG BECAUSE OUR FRIENDS WILL KNOW, WOW, ISRAEL IS SAID TO BE ONE OF AMERICA’S CLOSEST ALLIES, AND YET THEY ARE LEAKING INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVATE DEALS THAT THEIR SO-CALLED ALLIES MAKE TO TRY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES, THAT SURELY WOULD FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF LOVE ISRAEL NOT. AND THEN ALSO YOU HAVE THE IMMENSE PRESSURE THAT WAS PLACE BIDE THIS ADMINISTRATION ON ISRAEL NOT TO DEFEND ITSELF WITHOUT THE UNITED STATES’ PERMISSION. DOES A FRIEND REALLY DO THAT? I THOUGHT WE BELIEVED IN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF OUR FRIENDS, OUR NATION FRIENDS, SO THEY COULD MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT SELF-DEFENSE. I THOUGHT THAT’S THE CASE. AND YET WE KEEP HEARING REPORTS, READING REPORTS ABOUT PRESSURE BY THIS ADMINISTRATION ON ISRAEL NOT TO TAKE ACTION TO DEFEND
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ITSELF. SO THAT’S REALLY IN THAT
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CATEGORY AS WELL, LOVES ISRAEL, NOT. AND ALSO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS NEVER REJECTED OR CONDEMNED THE RACIST, HATEFUL TEACHINGS ABOUT JEWISH PEOPLE GOING ON IN THE PALESTINIAN SCHOOLS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOME MUSLIM
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SCHOOLS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. NO CONDEMNATION OR REJECTION AT ALL COULD BE FOUND ANYWHERE. AND YET ANYONE THAT CARES TO SEE THE KIND OF HATEFUL, BIASED, NASTY THINGS THAT ARE BEING SAID ABOUT JEWISH AND ISRAELI PEOPLE JUST NEED — LET OUR OFFICE KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE IN ISRAEL, THERE ARE WEBSITES THAT CAN PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION, THEY HAVE COPIES OF TEXTBOOKS.
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RUN. THERE ARE COMMERCIALS THAT ARE THERE ARE GREAT EVENTS IN PALESTINIAN AREAS, IN FACT, THAT ARE EVEN NAMED — THE EVENTS NAMED FOR PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS. ISLAMIC JIHADISTS THAT BLEW THEMSELVES UP AND KILLED A LOT OF ISRAELIS. AND YET WE HAVE NO CONDEMNATION FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION OF ANY OF THAT TYPE ACTIVITY. ISRAEL, OF COURSE, IS REPEATEDLY WARNED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION TO BE NICER TO THE PALESTINIANS AND WE CAN’T FIND ANY EVIDENCE THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS EVER WARNED THE PALESTINIANS, QUIT INCITING HATRED IN YOUR CHILDREN FOR JEWISH OR ISRAELI PEOPLE. THE LIST GOES ON, HELPING US ASSESS THE EVIDENCE OF WHETHER PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FOR OR REALLY AGAINST ISRAEL SINCE HIS COMMENT THIS WEEK, HE’S NOT GOING TO TELL US ANY MORE HOW HE FEELS ABOUT ISRAEL, WE’LL JUST LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE. CONTINUE, WE REMEMBER NOT LONG AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA WENT — CAME INTO OFFICE HE TRAVELED TO TURKEY, TO IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, APOLOGIZED TO THEM ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES. SOMEBODY USES REALLY GOOD WORD CHOICES, THE BEAUTIFUL GROUP OF WORDING ABOUT THE UNITED STATES BEING DIVISIVE AND DISMISSIVE. NICE WORDS, AND WHAT MANY DUBBED AS THE APOLOGY TOUR, THAT REALLY WAS NOT A STRONG SIGN OF LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR ISRAEL. AND THEN WE HAVE THE FACT THAT THIS PRESIDENT, ALTHOUGH HE WENT ON AN APOL GUY TOUR ALL AROUND OUR — AN APOLOGY TOUR ALL AROUND OUR SO-CALLED POLICY TOUR, HE NEVER WENT TO ISRAEL. YOU CAN’T BLAME HIM. MAYBE HE WOULD BE CONCERNED THAT PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU WOULD LEAVE HIM SITTING AROUND DWILLING HIS THUMBS WHILE NETANYAHU WENT TO HAVE DINNER WITH HIS FAMILY. I MET WITH PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, I’M NOT ANYBODY, AND YET HE TOOK TIME AND WAS VERY PUNCTUAL IN HIS MEETING. I REALLY DON’T THINK THE PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE TO WORRY THAT PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU MIGHT TRY TO SNUB HIM THE SAME WAY. I THINK HE WOULD FIND — I THINK PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD FIND PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU TO BE VERY CONGENIAL AS HE NORMALLY IS, ALTHOUGH AGAIN WE GO BACK TO THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS WHEN HE DIDN’T KNOW THE MIKE WAS OPENED, INDICATELING HE — INDICATING HE DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF LOVE FOR HAVING TO DEAL WITH PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU EVERY DAY. AS FOR NOW UNTIL WE ACTUALLY HAVE A VISIT FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ISRAEL, IT REALLY HAS TO GO INTO THE LOVES ISRAEL NOT CAT GORRY — CATEGORY. THEN WE HAVE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S SUPPORT FOR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S RISE TO POWER IN EGYPT. THIS ADMINISTRATION WAS ENCOURAGING MUBARAK TO STEP DOWN, GET OUT OF THE WAY. AND ACTUALLY MADE QUITE INTERESTING QUOTES ABOUT THE RADICAL ISLAMIST PROTESTERS IN EGYPT, WITH YOU THEY SUPPORTED THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S RIGHTS TO POWER IN EGYPT. AND HAVE REACHED OUT IN NUMEROUS WAYS TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD THINKING THAT THIS MAY REALLY BE A GOOD THING INDICATING A GREAT THING FOR THE MIDDLE EAST. WELL, IT MAY BE A GOOD THING FOR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, BUT WE HAVE THE DOCUMENTATION, THE QUOTES ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE, ABOUT WHAT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TRULY STANDS FOR, AND THEY WANT TO SEE ISRAEL GONE. SOME WOULD SAY IT’S A GOOD THING WHEN ANY ADMINISTRATION REACHES OUT TO A PEOPLE, BUT IF THAT PEOPLE, IF THE LEADERS OF A GROUP ARE DEMANDING THAT A DEAR, CLOSE FRIENDLY ALLY BE WIPED OFF OF THE MAP AND HAVE TO LIVE UNDER A CAL FATE — CALIPHATE NOT TO JUDAISM BUT — WHICH THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE KNOWS MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT, APPARENTLY, BUT LIVE UNDER A CALIPHATE WHICH OF COURSE AHMADINEJAD BELIEVES THE 12TH IMAM WILL BE COMING BACK. THAT REALLY WASN’T SHOWING A LOT OF LOVE FOR ISRAEL. OF COURSE ISRAEL EXPRESSED A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN. THEY HAD CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN EQUIPPED. MUBARAK WAS A PROBLEMATIC MAN, PROBLEMATIC LEADER. BUT AT LEAST HE WAS TRYING TO KEEP UP THE AGREEMENT, THE TREATY WITH ISRAEL. HE AT LEAST MADE SOME PRETENSE THAT HE WAS TRYING TO PROTECT THE EGYPTIAN-ISRAELI BORDER. NOW WE HAVE MUSLIM BROTHERWOOD SUCH INTENTION AND IT DIDN’T TAKE AN INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT TO ADVISE THIS ADMINISTRATION OF THAT.
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CLEAR, YET IN 2011 PRESIDENT IT CERTAINLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBAMA WAS CALLING THE RADICAL ISLAMIST PROTESTERS IN EGYPT, QUOTE, AN INSPIRATION TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, AND HE STATED, HE SUPPORTED A NEW REGIME IN EGYPT. WELL, YOU HAD RADICAL ISLAMICS, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, AND AS WE SEE IN THESE ELECTIONS AS THEY GO FORWARD, THE MUSLIM
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BROTHERHOOD IS TAKING CHARGE AND THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN AGREEING TO THE TREATIES THAT HAVE LONG SINCE BEEN MADE WITH ISRAEL. AND ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE COME BACK AND SAID, WELL, WE MIGHT PUT IT VOTE, WELL, THE SAME
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MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD INTO POWER PEOPLE THAT ARE VOTING THE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WANTS TO SEE ISRAEL GONE, OBVIOUSLY NOT BE SUPPORTING A TREATY. SO THOSE KIND OF COMMENTS THAT PUT ISRAEL AT SUCH, TREATMENT RISK — EXTREME RISK ON THE BORDER CANNOT BE DEEMED TO BE INDICATION OF A LOVES ISRAEL OF, IT’S MORE OF A LOVES ISRAEL NOT. THEN WE HAVE THE FACT THAT THE SYRIAN LEADER, ASSAD, HAS BEEN RUTHLESS IN KILLING AND ABUSING HIS PEOPLE AND HAS NOT BEEN HELPFUL TO ISRAEL TO THE EXTENT EGYPTIAN LEADER MUBARAK WAS, THIS ADMINISTRATION, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, HAS FAILED TO SUPPORT THE SYRIAN REBELS THE WAY IT DID THE EGYPTIAN REBELS. THAT’S REALLY BEEN INTERESTING. TO SEE HOW THAT DEVELOPED. LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, IN LIBYA, GOSH, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DIDN’T NEED SUPPORT FROM CONGRESS BECAUSE THERE WERE PEOPLE LIKE NATO AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, THERE WERE FOLKS THAT WANTED US TO HELP GET RID OF GADDAFI. GADDAFI WAS SURE NO ANGEL AND HE CERTAINLY HAD BLOOD ON HIS HANDS
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, BUT GADDAFI WAS NOT A THREAT TO ISRAEL. AND THIS ADMINISTRATION MILITARILY, MILITARILY SUPPORTED THE PEOPLE WHO ARE A THREAT TO
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ISRAEL. UNAPOLOGETICALLY. NOW, THERE WERE SOME GAMES, SOME WORDSMANSHIP GAMES, WORD SMITHING WENT ON BY THIS ADMINISTRATION SAYING, THIS IS REALLY A NATO ACTION. GUESS WHO MAKES UP 60% OR MORE OF THE NATO MILITARY? GUESS WHO GIVES MORE TO NATO THAN ANYBODY ELSE? IT’S THE UNITED STATES. SO IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF SLEIGHT OF HAND TO SAY, LIBYA REALLY IS MORE OF A NATO ACTION, IT’S NOT REALLY US. IT’S VERY CLEAR THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS NOT DEMANDED THE OUT OFER OF A LEADER WITH BLOOD ON HIS HANDS WHO CONTINUES TO ABUSE AND KILL SYRIANS WHO WANT SOME FREEDOMS T THIS ADMINISTRATION HASN’T SUPPORTED THOSE REBELS THE WAY THEY DID IN LIBYA AND THE WAY THE ADMINISTRATION CALLED FOR MUBARAK TO BE GONE, FORCEFULLY. SO THAT’S ALSO A LOVES ISRAEL NOT. AND THEN YOU GOT A NOTE THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT FOR GIVING ISRAEL’S ENEMY MONEY AND WEAPONS HAS BEEN AT THE SAME TIME ISRAEL HAS BEEN GIVEN ASSISTANCE. THAT’S NOT SHOWING A LOT OF LOVE FOR ISRAEL. BUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS SUPPORTED PROVIDING ISRAEL FINANCIAL AID THAT THEY CAN USE TO BUY U.S. WEAPONS FOR ISRAEL’S DEFENSE.
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.
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NOW THERE’S A GOOD ONE TO SHOW SOME LOVE FOR ISRAEL. SO THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS SHOWN SOME LOVE FOR ISRAEL BY PUSHING TO PROVIDE THEM WITH FINANCIAL AID TO BUY U.S. WEAPONS FOR THEIR OWN DEFENSE, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THAT COMES AT THE SAME TIME THE ADMINISTRATION KEEPS SUPPORTING ISRAEL’S ENEMIES, GIVING THEM MONEY, PUSHING TO GIVE THEM MONEY AND WEAPONS AT THE SAME
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SAME ASSISTANCE. TIME ISRAEL IS GETTING THAT AND THEN ONE OTHER THING THAT I THINK IS WORTHY OF NOTE. I BELIEVE IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO, MAY, TWO YEARS AGO, I BELIEVE, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION VOTED WITH ISRAEL’S ENEMIES TO REQUIRE ISRAEL TO DISCLOSE ANY AND ALL NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES OR WEAPONS. ISRAEL IS A TINY COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE OF A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AND HOSTILE PEOPLE THAT WANT TO SEE ISRAEL GONE. AND NOBODY HAS MADE THAT MORE CLEAR THAN AHMADINEJAD. AND IT WAS CERTAINLY WORTHY OF NOTE THAT IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THIS ADMINISTRATION PARTED FROM DECADES OF TRADITION OF SUPPORT
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POUR ISRAEL AND THEIR VERY TEN UOUS SITUATION THERE IN THE WITH ALL OF ISRAEL’S ENEMIES AND VOTE TO REQUIRE THEM TO DISCLOSE ALL THEY REALLY HAD THAT COULD PROTECT THEM, AND IT BROUGHT TO MIND THAT STORY FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT ABOUT KING HEZZ I COULDA. — HEZACIA. AND THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE WHAT’S PRINTED THERE BELIEVE THAT GOD SENT THE PROPHET TO CONFRONT THE KING AND BASICALLY SAID, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THESE PEOPLE FROM BABYLON, THESE LEADERS FROM BABYLON AND BASICALLY THIS IS TEXAS PARAPHRASE, WAS BASICALLY SAYING KING HEZEKIAH, OH, I SHOWED THEM ALL OUR TREASURE, AND I SHOWED THEM ALL THE DEFENSES WE HAVE IN THE ARMORY. WAS TOLD BY ISAIAH, YOU FOOL, BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE THIS, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE YOUR COUNTRY AND HE DID. ACTUALLY HE BEGGED THE LORD LET IT NOT BE ON HIS WATCH AND IT ENDS UP BEING UNDER HIS SON’S. THAT’S ANOTHER STORY. POINT HERE THAT CAME TO MIND, THOUGH, IS WE ARE DEMANDING ISRAEL DO WHAT HEZEKIAH SIMILARLY DID WHICH MADE THEIR COUNTRY VULNERABLE AND CAUSED THEM TO LOSE THEIR COUNTRY. AND WE VOTED WITH ISRAEL’S ENEMIES TO DEMAND THAT. CONGRESS WOULD HAVE NEVER VOTED
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A MAJORITY TO DO SUCH A THING. BUT THIS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DID. IT’S A DANGEROUS TIME IN THE WORLD, AND IT’S TIME FOR AMERICA NOT TO BE STUPID. SOME HAVE REFERRED TO ISRAEL AS BEING THE FREE WORLD’S MINER’S CANARY. AS PEOPLE KNOW IN THE OLD DAYS BEFORE SENSITIVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CANARIES WERE TAKEN IN MINES SO THAT IF NOCTOUS POISONOUS GAS WERE THERE, THE CANARIES WOULD DIE FIRST. THE MINERS KNEW THEY HAD TO GET OUT OR THEY WOULD BE DEAD. OUR ASSISTANCE TO ISRAEL AS A DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE OF A HOSTILE WORLD, HOSTILE AREA WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE OUR TYPE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY GONE WHOSE VERY DEFINITION OF THE WORD FREEDOM MEANS FREEDOM WORSHIP UNDER A JOINT CALIPHATE UNDER SHAHRYA LAW,
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BUT ISRAEL’S DEFINITION OF FREEDOM IS LIKE OURS. WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING ISRAEL. WE SHOULD NOT BE SUPPORTING ISRAEL’S ENEMIES, AND SO THOSE WHO HAVE STUDIED THE HISTORY, YOU KNOW THAT WHEN A NATION’S ENEMIES SEE THAT NATION’S STRONGEST ALLY PULLING AWAY FROM THEM, THAT’S WHEN THEIR ENEMIES MOVE AGAINST THEM. SO WAS IT ANY SURPRISE THAT AFTER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION VOTED WITH ISRAEL’S ENEMIES TO MAKE ISRAEL MORE VULNERABLE THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN HERE CAME A FLOTILLA TO CHALLENGE THE LAWFUL BLOCKADE OF THE GAZA STRIP THAT ISRAEL HAD TO ENSURE TO ENSURE THEIR OWN PROTECTION? AND OF COURSE THAT WAS A DISASTROUS AND EMBARRASSING TIME FOR ISRAEL BUT I CAN’T HELP BUT BELIEVE IT GOES BACK TO THIS ADMINISTRATION TELLING ISRAEL’S ENEMIES, WE’RE STANDING WITH YOU AND NOT WITH ISRAEL. YES, THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS GONE BACK AND ISSUED STATEMENTS TO THE CONTRARY, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, LOOK AT THE UNGUARDED EVIDENCE. LOOK AT THE LEAKS. LOOK AT THE SUPPORT FOR WHOM. IT STILL KEEPS COMING BACK THAT EVEN THOUGH THIS PRESIDENT SAYS, I’M NOT GOING TO ANSWER ANY MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT I SUPPORT ISRAEL, THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR, AND I HOPE IN THE ENSUING AND THE NEXT INAUGURATION THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL GO OUT OF ITS WAY TO ASSURE ISRAEL’S ENEMIES THAT DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT ISRAEL IS NOT LOVED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION FROM PAST ACTIONS AND COMMENTS THAT IT WILL TAKE ACTIONS BETWEEN NOW, IF FOR NO OTHER REASON TO TRY TO HELP THIS ADMINISTRATION WIN SOME VOTES THAT IT’S BEEN LOSING.
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I DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT THE REASON IS. I CARE ABOUT SUPPORTING OUR ALLIES, SUPPORTING THOSE WHO STAND FOR LIBERTY, WHO WILL ALLOW FREEDOM OF WORSHIP BY MUSLIMS, FREEDOM OF WORSHIP BY CHRISTIANS, FREEDOM OF WORSHIP BY OTHER GROUPS IN ISRAEL THAT ARE NOT AFFORDED IN OTHER COUNTRIES THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION KEEPS SUCKING UP TO. SO THE EVIDENCE SEEMS PRETTY CLEAR. IT KEEPS COMING BACK DESPITE SOME MINOR INDICATIONS TO THE CONTRARY THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION LOVES ISRAEL NOT. WITH THAT, MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK. THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER’S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE GENTLEMAN FROM CONNECTICUT, MR. COURTNEY, IS RECOGNIZED FOR 60 MINUTES — UP TO — AS THE
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DESIGNEE OF THE MINORITY LEADER.
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THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. AND I ASSURE YOU I WILL NOT USE THE 60 MINUTES BUT THERE IS AN ISSUE I WANT TO SPEND A FEW MINUTES DISCUSSING TODAY
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IT IS EXTREMELY TIME SENSITIVE. AS THE CHART NEXT TO ME INDICATES, WE ARE TODAY ON JUNE 1, 29 DAYS AWAY FROM THE INCREASE IN INTEREST RATES FOR THE SUBSIDIZED STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM A PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES MIDDLE CLASS COLLEGE STUDENTS LOANS AT A RATE OF 3.4% AND JULY 1 BY LAW THAT NUMBER WILL DOUBLE TO 6.8% UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS. THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW IS THE RESULT OF A MEASURE THAT WAS PASSED IN 2007, THE COLLEGE CLASS REDUCTION ACT, WHICH AT THAT TIME, THE STATUTE UNDER THE STAFFORD PROGRAM, REQUIRED A 6.8% INTEREST RATE. AND I WAS PART OF A GROUP THAT PASSED THE COLLEGE CLASS REDUCTION ACT THAT CUT THAT RATE DOWN TO 3.4%. FOR AN AVERAGE STUDENT USING THE STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM, WHICH CARRIES A LOAN UP TO $23,000 A YEAR FOR A STUDENT, THAT CUT IN INTEREST RATE SAVES THE AVERAGE STUDENT USES THIS PROGRAM ABOUT $5,000 TO $10,000 IN ADDED INTEREST COSTS. OBVIOUSLY A HUGE NUMBER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO TRY AND
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DEAL WITH THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
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BILL. NOW, AGAIN, IT WAS A FIVE-YEAR HAD A SUNSET DATE OF JULY 1. NOT UNCOMMON IN TERMS OF THE WAY LEGISLATION IS DESIGNED IN WASHINGTON, BUT IN JANUARY, PRESIDENT OBAMA STANDING AT THAT PODIUM RIGHT BEHIND ME REMINDED THE CONGRESS DURING HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS THAT THIS DOUBLING OF RATES WAS AGAIN FEW MONTHS AWAY AND UP TO THIS POINT WE STILL HAVE NOT DEALT WITH THIS ISSUE. AND FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO BUDGET IN TERMS OF THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR, YOUNG SENIORS WHO GOT THEIR ACCEPTANCE LETTERS TO GO TO COLLEGE, THE FAILURE OF THIS CONGRESS TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND GET IT DONE IS FRANKLY JUST COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE, AND THE SCHEDULE THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING IN THIS HOUSE — FOR EXAMPLE, THIS WEEK WE ONLY HAD ONE FULL SESSION DAY AT A TIME WHEN SO MANY ISSUES LIKE THIS IS PILING UP AND CRYING OUT FOR
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ACTION IS REALLY JUST UNACCEPTABLE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN SOME MOVEMENT. SINCE THE PRESIDENT MADE HIS CALL IN JANUARY, I INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO LOCK IN THE LOWER RATE THE FOLLOWING DAY. WE HAVE 152 CO-SPONSORS TO LOCK IN THE LOWER RATE AT 3.4%. ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY DID MOVE A BILL FORWARD. IT WAS PAID FOR I THINK COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATELY BY DIPPING INTO A FUND TO PAY FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE. NORNEDE, IT TOOK MONEY OUT OF A — IN OTHER WORDS, IT TOOK MONEY OUT OF A PROGRAM TO HELP PREVENT ILLNESSES IN THIS COUNTRY. AGAIN, MANY UNINSURED INDIVIDUALS NEED THAT TO GET
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HIGHER HEALTH COSTS. THOSE TESTS DONE TO AVOID YESTERDAY, THERE WAS A– ADDITIONAL MOVEMENT WHERE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT’S NOT GOING TO WORK IN TERMS OF THE WAY TO PAY FOR IT AND TWO ADDITIONAL IDEAS HAVE BEEN PUT FORWARD ON THE TABLE TO OFFSET THE COST FROM CUTTING THAT RATE FROM 6.8% TO 3.4%. NEXT WEEK THE SENATE IS BACK AND THAT REALLY IS THE CHAMBER WHERE WE MAY SEE SOME MOVEMENT FORWARD IN TERMS OF THIS ISSUE. BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE, THIS IS ONLY A ONE-YEAR FIX THAT IS BEING PROPOSED RIGHT NOW AND FOR FAMILIES DEALING WITH THE COST OF COLLEGE, SAYING THAT WE ARE GOING TO ONLY PROVIDE RELIEF FOR ONE YEAR, FOR INTEREST
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ANSWER. RATES, IS NOT A GOOD ENOUGH AND WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE THE FEDERAL RESERVE, WHICH TRACKS THE AMOUNT OF CONSUMER DEBT THAT FAMILIES ARE ACCUMULATING IN THIS COUNTRY, JUST YESTERDAY REMINDED US THAT STUDENT LOAN DEBT NOW EXCEEDS ALL OTHER FORMS OF CONSUMER DEBT. IT EXCEEDS CREDIT CARD DEBT. IT EXCEEDS CAR DEBT. AND THIS IS A TRAJECTORY WHICH IS JUST GOING UP AND UP AND UP. AND ADDING TO THAT DEBT LEVEL BY ALLOWING INTEREST RATES TO BE AT A RIDICULOUS LEVEL IN THE ECONOMY THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN GET A 30-YEAR FIXED RATE FOR A HOUSE AT 3%, 4%. IN CONNECTICUT THAT’S BEING OFFERED. 10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES ARE BEING SOLD AT RECORD LOWS. YESTERDAY IT WAS REPORTED 1.45% YIELD RATE THE TREASURY WAS SELLING 10-YEAR NOTES. TO HAVE 6.8% WITH THIS PICTURE IN OUR ECONOMY HERE TODAY IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE. AND THE IMPACT IT’S INTERESTING IN TERMS OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS TRAGIC FOR OUR COUNTRY. IN THE 1980’S WE WERE NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF GRADUATING PEOPLE WITH EITHER TWO-YEAR OR FOUR-YEAR DEGREES.
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I MEAN, THINK ABOUT THAT. TODAY WE ARE 12TH. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NOW IS 12TH IN TERMS OF GRADUATING PEOPLE WITH TWO-YEAR AND FOUR-YEAR DEGREES AND COST IS THE BIGGEST DRIVING FACTOR THAT IS PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM GOING TO COLLEGE AND GETTING DEGREES. AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THE WORK FORCE NEEDS IN THIS COUNTRY IN TERMS OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS, IN TERMS OF RESEARCH, IN TERMS OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE, THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THIS COUNTRY IS IN AN ALMOST CRISIS SITUATION RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO REFRESH AND REPLENISH THE WORK FORCE NEEDS
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. OF THIS COUNTRY. HOW DID WE GET HERE? THE STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM CREATED IN 1965 WAS AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO GIVE FAMILIES MORE AFFORDABLE INTEREST RATES SO THEY COULD PAY FOR COLLEGE. FROM 1960’S THROUGH THE 1990’S IT WAS A VARIABLE INTEREST RATE PROGRAM THAT WENT UP AND DOWN
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ECONOMY. WITH INTEREST RATES AND THE IN 2002, ECONOMISTS PASSED A BUDGET LAW WHICH LOCKED — CONGRESS PASSED A BUDGET LAW
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6.8%. WHICH LOCKED IN A FIXED RATE AT WHY DID THEY DO THAT? THAT REVENUE WHEN PEOPLE PAY BACK THEIR LOANS GOES INTO THE TREASURY.
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COUNTRY. IT GOES INTO THE COVERS OF THIS — COFFERS OF THIS CONTRY. TO CUT THAT RATE TO A LOWER LEVEL REQUIRES OTHER PLACES IN TO OFFSET THE REDUCTION OF 6.8% TO A LOWER RATE. AND THE MEASURE WE PASSED IN 2007 ACCOMPLISHED THAT WITH A PAY-FOR, BECAUSE IT ELIMINATED A LOT OF WASTEFUL BANK SUBSIDIES AND FEES TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT CUT FROM 6.8% TO 3.4% WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE PLACE. SO WE ARE HERE TODAY IN A SITUATION WHERE STUDENT LOAN DEBT NOW IS THE LARGEST CHALLENGE THAT FACES MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES WHO ARE TRYING TO
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JUST DO THE RIGHT THING AND GIVE THEIR CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE SKILLS THEY ARE GOING TO NEED TO COMPETE IN THEIR LIVES AND HELP OUR ECONOMY, BY THE WAY, PERFORM IN A VERY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. AND YET WE STILL HAVE NOT COME UP WITH SUSTAINABLE, LONG-TERM PATH IN TERMS OF TRYING TO MAKE COLLEGE AFFORDABLE. MY BILL, H.R. 3826, LOCKS IN THE LOWER RATE AT 3.4%, NOT JUST FOR ONE YEAR BUT PERMANENTLY. WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT THE ISSUE OF COLLEGE COSTS. WE NEED TO PUT INCENTIVES OUT THERE IN TERMS OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO MAKE SURE THAT COLLEGES ARE NOT RUNNING WILD WITH TUITION INCREASES. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE
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GAVE HIS STATE OF THE UNION THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WHEN HE
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ADDRESS CHALLENGED CONGRESS TO PROTECT THIS LOWER INTEREST RATE, HE COUPLED IT WITH A NUMBER OF REFORMS TO THE TITLE 4
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EDUCATION FROM THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS THAT PAID FOR HIGHER GOVERNMENT THAT BASICALLY TELLS UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, IF YOUR TUITION RATES GO UP IN AN
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BASICALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL, YOU’LL BE PARTICIPATING IN THESE PROGRAMS. THAT’S THE FIRST TIME THAT HAS EVER BEEN CITED AS — OR SUGGESTED AS A WAY OF TRYING TO PUT SOME CARROTS AND STICKS INTO THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW BECAUSE COLLEGE CLASS — COSTS ARE DRIVING THAT AFFORDABLE CHALLENGE, SOME ARE DRIVING THAT HIGH LOAN LEVELS, THOSE HIGH DEBT LEVELS THAT FAMILIES ARE ALMOST FORCED TO TAKE ON TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. IT’S ALMOST LIKE BUYING A HOUSE NOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO A FOUR YEAR PRIVATE COLLEGE IN TERMS OF PAYING THE BILLS. SO WE NEED TO, AGAIN, NOT JUST LOOK AT THIS ISSUE IN TERMS OF PROTECTING LOWER INTEREST RATES, WHICH AGAIN IT LOOKS LIKE WE MAY HAVE A GLIMMER OF HOPE OF ONE-YEAR FIX COMING DOWN IN THE SENATE NEXT WEEK, BUT WE ALSO KNEE A LONGER TERM STRATEGY FOR PROVIDING LOWER TERM INTEREST RATES ON A LONGER TERM BASIS FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT’S THE DRIVING FACTOR IN TERMS OF COLLEGE CLASS. WE NEED TO CREATE INCENTIVES WITHIN THE FINANCING SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE THAT COLLEGES ARE DOING A BETTER JOB OF MANAGING THEIR OVERHEAD SO THAT THEY, AGAIN, AREN’T JUST SHIFTING THAT
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COST ON TO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. AGAIN, THE STAKES COULD NOT BE
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HIGHER IN TERMS OF SUCCESS OF THIS COUNTRY. WE MUST AS A NATION MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO INVEST IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM IN OUR HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM. I WOULD–CITING ANOTHER SORT OF BENCHMARK THAT’S COVERED UP ON THE SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. AS MY CHART INDICATES ON JULY 1 WE ARE GOING TO HIT THE DOUBLING OF THE INTEREST RATES UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS. WHAT’S ALSO GOING TO HAPPEN, THOUGH, ON JULY 2 WE ARE GOING
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THIS COUNTRY. TO OBSERVE AN ANNIVERSARY IN IT WILL BE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED THE MORAL ACT. IT WAS LAW THAT WAS PASSED DURING THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE CIVIL WARRERING — CIVIL WAR. AGAIN A TIME WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH A CRISIS IN THIS COUNTRY ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE GOING TO SURVIVE AS A PUBLIC. DESPITE THAT CHALLENGE PRESIDENT LINCOLN WAS ABLE TO LOOK ABOVE AND BEYOND AND LOOKED INTO THE LOMPLE. AND HE STARTED THE PROGRAM THAT SAID EACH STATE MUST ESTABLISH AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPAGATING AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING. WHAT AN AMAZING ACT FOR SOMEONE WHOSE NATION IS FIGHT FOG FOR ITS LIFE TO SEE LONG-TERM WE
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AND WE MUST INVEST IN OUR MUST CONTINUE TO LOOK FORWARD FUTURE. OVER TIME SINCE THE MORAL ACT WAS SIGNED, ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS, WE PASSED THE STAFFORD
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ACT. THE STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM, WHICH I MENTIONED HERE, WHICH WAS SPONSORED BY A REPUBLICAN SENATOR, ROBERT STAFFORD, FROM VERMONT. WE PASSED THE PELL GRANT
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PELL. PROGRAM, NAMED AFTER CLAIBORNE WE PASSED THE PERKINS PROGRAM, NAMED AFTER CARL PERKINS, A DEMOCRAT FROM THE KENTUCKY. OVER TIME, EVEN THE DARKEST, MOST CHALLENGING CRITICAL CASE OF OUR NATION’S HISTORY, WE HAVE HAD LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON WHICH UNDERSTOOD WE MUST KEEP OUR EYE ON THE REAL CROWN JEWELS OF OUR COUNTRY, WHICH IS OUR PEOPLE.
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GREAT MATERIAL WEALTH. WE ARE A NATION BLESSED WITH WE EVER A NATION THAT IS BLESSED WITH THE GREATEST MILITARY FIGHTING FORCE IN THE WORLD.
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. WE ARE BLESSED WITH GREAT
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BUT WHAT REALLY MAKES THIS COUNTRY TICK IS OUR PEOPLE. IS INVESTING IN FUTURE GENERATIONS. THAT IS AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT’S AT STAKE WITH THIS ISSUE
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TO ACT. WHICH HAS 29 DAYS FOR CONGRESS
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DO THIS. I’M AN OPTIMIST, I THINK WE CAN WE CAN SEE MOVEMENT. TOOK A LITTLE EXTERNAL PRESSURE WITH THE PRESIDENT VISITING COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND THE TICKING TIME CLOCK I HAVE BEEN PUTTING ON THIS FLOOR DAY IN AND DAY OUT, AND THE 130,000 PETITION SIGNATURES FROM COLLEGE CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHICH WE
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BROUGHT TO THE SPEAKER’S OFFICE ON DAY 110, THAT EXTERNAL
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MOVEMENT IN THIS ISSUE AND PRESSURE HAS FINALLY GOTTEN SOME HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK WE’LL SEE THE GLIMMERS AFTER REAL SOLUTION TO MAKING SURE FAMILIES ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THEIR RATES DOUBLE TO 6.8%. BUT AGAIN OUR WORK IS NOT DONE
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IF WE GET THAT MEASURE PASSED. WE MUST DEAL WITH LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO THE ISSUE OF HIGHER EDUCATION COST IT IS WE AS A NATION ARE GOING
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SUCCESS. TO HAVE ANY VIABLE FUTURE AND WE CAN DO THIS, BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF BIPARTISAN CONCERTED EFFORT TO COME
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PROBLEM. TOGETHER AND SOLVE THIS CRITICAL
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SPEAKER. WITH THAT I YIELD BACK, MR. UNDER THE SPEAKER’S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM IOWA, MR. KING, FOR 30 MINUTES.
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THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. AS ALWAYS IT’S MY PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO ADDRESS YOU HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TAKE UP A SERIES OF ISSUES THAT I THINK YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERING AND
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CASE. I’D RECOMMEND THAT THAT BE THE AS LONG AS THE BROADER PART OF THE BODY OF THIS CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC IS LISTENING IN TO THIS CONVERSATION THAT WE ARE HAVING, MR. SPEAKER, I MAKE A SERIES OF POINTS ON WHERE A NATION NEEDS TO FOCUS OUR ENERGY, WHERE CONGRESS NEEDS TO FOCUS THIS ENERGY, AND HOW WE TURN THIS COUNTRY BACK INTO THE COUNTRY THAT WAS ENVISIONED BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS. I WOULD MAKE THE POINT, MR. SPEAKER, THAT WE HAVE NOW COMING ON ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO ELECTED A PRESIDENT WHO RODE INTO OFFICE WITH LARGE MAJORITY FROM HIS PARTY IN BOTH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE. AND I WARNED THEN GOING INTO THE 2008 ELECTION THAT IF AMERICA ELECTED, I QUOTE THIS WAY, THE RULING TROIKA, THE TROIKA OF PRESIDENT OBAMA, MAJORITY LEADER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE, HARRY REID, AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, NANCY PELOSI, THAT THE THREE OF THEM COULD GO INTO A PHONE BOOTH AND THEREAFTER MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT THEY DECIDED TO DO TO AMERICA WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY THAT COULD CHECK THEM AND THEIR VERY ACTIVE ENDEAVOR TO SHAPE AMERICA IN A WAY THAT WASN’T ENVISIONED BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS.
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IS WHAT HAPPENED. LO AND BEHOLD, MR. SPEAKER, THAT THE VOTERS IN 2008 MADE THAT DECISION. THEY EXPANDED THE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY HERE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AND THEY ALSO ELECTED BARACK OBAMA TO THE PRESIDENCY, THE MOST LIBERAL PRESIDENT AMERICA HAS EVER SEEN. OF COURSE MAINTAINED A MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND WHAT UNFOLDED WAS AN EFFORT HERE IN THE HOUSE THAT PASSED CAP AND TRADE. AND WE STOOD HERE ON THE FLOOR, MR. SPEAKER, OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND DID BATTLE WITH CAP AND TRADE. WE CALLED IT CAP AND TAX. CAP AND TAX WAS THE RIGHT WAY TO SCRIBET BILL THAT WOULD TAX PEOPLE WHO WERE BURNING HYDROCARBONS AND DOING SO, CREATE A DISADVANTAGE FOR AMERICAN INDUSTRY AND ADVANTAGE FOR THE INDUSTRY AT PLACES LIKE INDIANA AND CHINA WHERE THEY CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT GOES INTO THE FATHER THAN WE DO HERE IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT LEGISLATION, WHICH I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE WE HAD THE ABILITY TO KILL, EVEN IN THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN MINORITY AT THE TIME, IF WE TURNED UP ALL OF OUR EFFORTS, WE HAD THE ABILITY TO KILL IT, MR. SPEAKER. WE DIDN’T GET THAT DONE. WE CAME CLOSE. WE DIDN’T GET THAT DONE. AND THE CAP AND TAX LEGISLATION PASSED OVER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE WHERE IT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY KILLED IN THE SENATE. BUT THE — THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE THEN, NANCY PELOSI, AND THE MAJORITY LEADER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE WAS TO IMPOSE CAP AND TRADE OR CAP AND TAX ON US AND THEY TRIED. THEY TRIED MIGHTILY. AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS SINCE SAID IF HE CAN’T GET CAP AND TAX PASSED, HE WOULD SAY CAP AND TRADE, MR. SPEAKER, THAT HE WOULD IMPLEMENT IT BY RULE AND IMPLEMENT IT BY REGULATION IF THE CONGRESS WILL NOT COMPLY WITH HIS DIRECTIVE. WE HAVEN’T HEARD VERY MUCH ABOUT THAT EFFORT IN THE MEDIA. NOT VERY MUCH FROM THE PRESIDENT. NOT VERY MUCH FROM DEMOCRATS IN THIS CONGRESS OR DEMOCRATS IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. BUT IT REMAINS THAT THIS EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE INITIATIVE OF CAP AND TAX, CAP AND TRADE WHICH HAS BEEN SO REJECTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SUPPOSED TO BE AT LEAST PERPETUATED BY A FLAWED OF DATA INFORMATION THAT WENT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES. AND SO THAT’S ONE PIECE THAT HAS BEEN COMING AT US THAT’S A RESULT OF THAT DECISION MADE BY THE VOTERS IN 2008. AND AS THEY PUSHED ON CAP AND TAX FROM THAT ELECTION, WE SAW, THEN, ALSO THAT SUPERMAJORITY OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS, SENATE DEMOCRATS, AND THE MOST LIBERAL PRESIDENT AMERICA HAS EVER SEEN — BY WAIT, MR. SPEAKER, I’M NOT MAKING THAT NUMBER UP. THAT IS THE DATA THAT SHOWS THAT WHEN THEY MEASURED THE VOTES OF THE UNITED STATES SENATORS, CERTAINLY THE ENTIRE TENURE OF BARACK OBAMA AS A UNITED STATES SENATOR, WHICH I RECOGNIZE WASN’T LONG, HE VOTED TO THE LEFT OF EVERY SENATOR IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. INCLUDING BERNIE SANDERS, THE INDEPENDENT SENATOR FROM VERMONT, WHO, I SERVED WITH IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PERSONALLY LIKED THE GENTLEMAN, HE’S A SELF-PROFESSED SOCIALIST, YET BARACK OBAMA VOTED TO THE LEFT OF THE SELF-PROFESSED SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS AND TO THE LEFT OF EVERY UNITED STATES SENATOR WHILE HE WAS A SENATOR,
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ADVANCING CAP AND TAX, CAP AND TRADE. HE SAID THAT IF — UNDER HIS PROPOSAL OF CAP AND TAX, CAP AND TRADE THAT THE COSTS OF ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY COAL WOULD, QUOTE, NECESSARILY SKYROCKET, CLOSE QUOTE. WELL, THAT’S HAPPENING. THEY HAVE WRITTEN REGULATIONS THROUGH THE E.P.A. AND OTHER MEANS OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT TO THE POINT NOW WHERE IT’S BEEN, I THINK, CLEARLY ESTABLISHED THAT IT HAS — FROM A REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE IT IS NOT JUST VIRTUALLY, MR. SPEAKER, BUT LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A NEW COAL-FIRED GENERATING PLANT, NO MATTER HOW CLEAN BURNING THAT COAL MIGHT
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BE, TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES. WE TRIED THAT IN IOWA A YEAR AND A HALF OR SO AGO TO BUILD A PLANT AT MARSHALL TOWN, A COAL-FIRED PLANT, HAD THE BEST COMBINATION OF ENTITIES YOU COULD BRING TOGETHER THAT COULD UTILIZE THIS AS THE LONGEST TERM BEST VISION YOU COULD PUT TOGETHER WITH THE ENGINEERING AND THE BUSINESS MODEL, AND THEY FINALLY HAD TO, AS WE SAY ON THE CHESSBOARD, TIP OVER THEIR KING AND CONCEDE THEY COULDN’T BUILD
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A NEW COAL-FIRED PLANT. NOW IT’S BECOME EVER INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT EXPANDING COAL-FIRED GENERATION AND ALSO REGULATORYLY VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE, PERHAPS LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE AS WELL. SO THE COSTS OF OUR ELECTRICITY GOES UP, AND THE WLEVERAGE THAT COMES IN ON CREATING — LEVERAGE THAT COMES IN ON CREATING SOME SUBSIDIZED FORMS OF ENERGY THAT FIT WITH THE POLITICAL WISHES OF THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO BE PUSHED WELL OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. IN ANY CASE, MR. SPEAKER, THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIGHTS THAT WENT ON HERE IN THIS CONGRESS BACK IN
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ELECTION IN 2010. THOSE YEARS BETWEEN 2008 AND THE OF COURSE ANOTHER ONE WAS THE PASSAGE OF OBAMACARE. OBAMACARE SOMETIMES IS DESCRIBED AS A PEJORATIVE WAY TO — TO DEFINE THE HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT THE PRESIDENT ADVANCED THAT HAD THE FULL SUPPORT OF THEN SPEAKER PELOSI. I WOULD REMIND PEOPLE OF THAT, THEN-SPEAKER PELOSI. THAT LEGISLATION FIRST CAME TO THE FLOOR AS H.R. 3200. THAT WAS THE PRECURSOR TO THE FINAL PACKAGE OF OBAMACARE, AND IN THE END THE BILL THAT THEY DEFINE IT AS, TWO DIFFERENT BILLS BY THE WAY, ONE THE WAS
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SLID AROUND THE FILIBUSTER IN THE SENATE, THAT’S A COMPONENT OF OBAMACARE, AND THE OTHER ONE IS LEGISLATION THAT PASSED OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE WITH THE SUPERMAJORITY IN THE SENATE THAT TEMPORARY SUPERMAJORITY IN THE SENATE, I MIGHT ADD, AND THAT WAS ONLY PASSED BECAUSE THERE WAS A PROMISE MADE HERE THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT IN EFFECT AMENDED LEGISLATION THAT THE HOUSE WAS ABOUT TO PASS. MR. SPEAKER, IF THERE ARE ANY CIVIC STUDENTS LISTENING TO THIS DISCUSSION, I IMAGINE THAT I JUST HEARD THEIR JAWS DROP ACROSS AMERICA TO THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO TALKED CONSTITUTIONAL LAW — TAUGHT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AS AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR WOULD THINK THAT HE, NOW AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COULD SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT COULD AMEND LEGISLATION THAT WAS ABOUT — UNDER THE PROMISE IT WOULD AMEND LEGISLATION THAT WAS ABOUT TO BE PASSED ON THAT CONDITION IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THAT TOOK PLACE HERE. RIGHT HERE, MR. SPEAKER. THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRUCT OF THIS COUNTRY WHEN YOU HAVE LEFTIST ACTIVISTS IN CHARGE OF THIS GOVERNMENT AND THEY TOOK THE BID IN THEIR TEETH AND RAN OFF THE CLIFF IN THE LEFT AND WE ENDED UP WITH OBAMACARE THAT THEY CALL THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. YOU CAN WALK UP AND DOWN THE STREETS OF AMERICA AND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RIGHT AROUND THE CAPITOL HERE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU WOULDN’T FIND TWO PEOPLE IN 100 THAT WOULD KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. WE KNOW WHAT OBAMACARE MEANS. THAT’S THE PRESIDENT’S ADVANCE OF THE HEALTH CARE POLICY THAT TAKESWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL
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CARE. RIGHT TO MANAGE OUR OWN HEALTH . AND I TELL PEAM OFTEN THAT OSHE CAIR NEEDS TO BE — I TELL PEOPLE OFTEN THAT OBAMACARE NEEDS TO BE REPEALED FOR A LOT OF REASONS. IT SETS UP RATIONING. SARAH PALIN WAS RIGHT.
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DEVELOPMENT. IT REDUCES RESEARCH AND IT MEANS THAT AMERICA WILL NO LONGER BE THE LEAD IN THE INNOVATION AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD. ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE BAD AND WRONG AND UNSUSTAINABLE ABOUT IT. AND — BUT THE WORST THING IS THAT OBAMACARE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, IT’S A DIRECT ASSAULT ON AMERICANS, ON OUR SOVEREIGN RIGHT. AND, MR. SPEAKER, THE MOST SOVEREIGN THING THAT ANY OF US HAVE IN THE UNITED STATES OR
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ANYPLACE IN THE WORLD IS OUR OWN SOUL. WE PROTECT THAT. WE DECIDE, THAT’S FREEDOM OF RELIGION, THAT’S IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
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CONSTITUTION, TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOUL. THAT’S SOMP. SECOND MOST SOVEREIGN THING WE HAVE IS OUR HEALTH. OUR BODIES. OUR SKIN AND EVERYTHING INSIDE IT. AND WHAT IS OBAMACARE? THEY WENT IN AND NATIONALIZED CHRYSLER, THEY NATIONALIZED GENERAL MOTORS. FOR A TIME THEY NATIONALIZED THREE LARGE INVESTMENT BANKS, A.I.G., FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, THE ENTIRE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES, ALL OF THAT TAKEN OVER BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. AND THEN OBAMACARE CAME ALONG AND THAT IS, MR. SPEAKER, THE NATIONALIZATION OF YOUR SKIN AND EVERYTHING INSIDE IT. AND A 10% TAX ON THE OUTSIDE IF YOU GO TO THE TANNING SALON,
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INSULT TO INJURY. JUST TO ADD A LITTLE EXTRA THAT’S WHAT OBAMACARE HAS DONE. IT HAS TAPPED INTO THIS VIGOROUS AMERICAN PEOPLE THE MOST VIGOROUS PEOPLE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.
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CROP OFF OF EVERY CIVILIZATION WE’VE SKIMMED THE CREAM OF THE ON THE PLANET AND GOTTEN THE BEST THAT ANY CIVILIZATION HAD TO OFFER BECAUSE THEY ARE
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AND INSPIRED BY THOSE VISIONS INSPIRED BY THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT ARE EMBODIED WITHIN THE
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LIBERTY.
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STATUTE OF LIBERTY — STATUE OF THOSE VISIONS ALTOGETHER ATTRACTED PEOPLE TO COME HERE TO THIS COUNTRY SO THEY COULD LIVE FREE, BE FREE, BREATHE FREE AND DO AS THEY WILL IN A FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM THAT HAS A RULE OF LAW, FREAM OF SPEECH, RELIGION AND THE PRESS AND ASSEMBLY, AND NO DOUBLE JEOPARDY AND TRIED BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS AND STATES RIGHTS THAT FLOW DOWN TO THE STATES OR THE PEOPLE RESPECTIVELY. ALL OF THAT IS A PROMISE OF AMERICA AND WHEN YOU COME TO AMERICA AND YOU EMBRACE THAT PROMISE, THEN YOU CAN WORK TO, WORK TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER THE NATIONALIZATION OF OUR BODIES TAKES THAT AWAY FROM US. AND THE 1,300 HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT WE HAD 2 1/2 YEARS AGO WHEN THE RULING TRICK TOA IMPOSED OBAMACARE ON THIS COUNTRY, ARE FEWER NOW. THE 100,000 POSSIBLE HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES THAT WERE OUT THERE ON THE MARKETPLACE THAT ONE COULD CHOOSE FROM ARE FEWER NOW. AND THE GOVERNMENT STEPPED IN AND REACHED MORE. AND JUST YESTERDAY I GOT THE NEWS THAT A INDEMNIFY SHAH COMPANY, WHICH IS A SUBSIDIARY OF THE HERMAN MILLER 111 JOBS UP IN SIOUX CENTER, IOWA, 111 JOBS MAKING FURNITURE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT, A LOT OF IT THAT GOES INTO MEDICAL CLINICS AND HOSPITALS, A SPECIALIZED TYPE OF A PRODUCTION FACILITY, 111 JOBS WILL CLOSE ITS DOORS, WILL CLOSE ITS DOORS BECAUSE, AND THEY CITED, MR. SPEAKER, OBAMACARE. THE UNCERTAINTY AND THE COST AND THE BURDEN OF THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE UPON A COMPANY THAT’S BUILDING PRODUCTS FOR HEALTH
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CARE, CAUSES THEM TO SHUT THEIR DOORS DOWN. THEY DIDN’T GIVE ANY OTHER REASON. I DIDN’T TALK WITH THEM, I DIDN’T SOLICIT THIS. THAT WAS WHAT CAME OUT IN THEIR PRESS RELEASE AND I LEARNED IT WHEN I READ THE PAPER. BECAUSE OBAMACARE FORCES THEM IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY’RE SHUTTING DOWN A COMPANY THAT’S BEEN THERE FOR YEARS AND IT HAS 111 JOBS, WELL, THE PROFIT HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT OF IT FOR THEM. THAT’S WHY THE PLANT HAS TO BE CLOSED. AND WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT FUNCTION TO PRODUCE JOBS, THIS ECONOMY IN THIS FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM WE
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HAVE FUNCTIONS TO GIVE A RETURN ON CAPITAL. WHEN CAPITAL IS INVESTED IT NEEDS TO BE INVESTED WITH AN ANTICIPATION THAT THERE WILL BE PROFITS. AND THAT ANTICIPATION FOR
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JOBS. PROFITS IS WHAT BRINGS ABOUT AND KEEPING THOSE JOBS COMPETITIVE IS WHAT IS AN INCENTIVE TO PRODUCE THE EXPANSES IN TECHNOLOGY SO THAT AMERICA CAN BE THE INNOVATORS FOR THE WORLD AND THE MOST COMPETITIVE ECONOMY IN THE WORLD. BUT THIS ADMINISTRATION SEEMS TO BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN’T HAVE A BUSINESS MODEL UNLESS YOU CAN HAVE THE GOVERNMENT AT THE TABLE AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL DECIDE WHAT KIND OF HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY YOU CAN BUY AND THAT YOU
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INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IN OBAMACARE SHALL BUY IT AND THAT THERE’S AN THAT TAKES AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THAT’S
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THE MOST — SECOND MOST THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL TAKINGS OF SOVEREIGN THING WE HAVE WHICH IS OUR SKIN AND EVERYTHING INSIDE IT. AND IF THE SUPREME COURT, AND I BELIEVE, MR. SPEAKER, THEY WILL MAKE A PRUDENT CONSTITUTIONAL DECISION, AND I ANTICIPATE THAT DECISION VERY EARLY — OR I’LL SAY NEXT MONTH SOME TIME, I ANTICIPATE THAT DECISION.
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THEY WILL BE DELIBERATING ON THIS. THAT THE CONSTITUTION DEFINES A LIMITED GOVERNMENT. THE PRINCIPLE OF FEDERALISM, THE PRINCIPLE OF FEDERALISM ISN’T TO GROW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IT’S TO LIMIT THE SIZE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FOR THOSE POWERS TO BE DEVOLVED DOWN TO THE TO AS CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE
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OPTION. THE LAST RESORT, NOT THE FIRST AND IF YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THINGS AT THE FAMILY LEVEL, TAKE CARE OF AT THE FAMILY LEVEL. IF YOU CAN’T DO THAT, TAKE CARE OF IT AT THE FRIEND LEVEL. IF YOU CAN’T DO THAT, DO SO IN YOUR CHURCH, NEIGHBORHOOD, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, DO SO IN YOUR COUNTY AND IF YOU CAN’T DO THAT, DO SO IN YOUR STATE. BUT AS A LAST DESPERATE RESORT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THEN MAYBE CAN STEP IN, IF THE CAUSE THERE’S A
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CONSTITUTIONALLY INNUMERATED POWER TO DO SO. BUT THIS ENUMERATED POWER OF THE COMMERCE CLAUSE IS — ENUMERATED POWER OF THE COMMERCE CLAUSE IS WHERE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POINTED TO REQUIRE EVERY AMERICAN THAT FITS WITHIN THEIR DEFINED CATEGORY TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY THAT’S APPROVED BY BARACK OBAMA, WITH THE MANDATES ON IT THAT ARE APPROVED BY BARACK OBAMA WHICH BY THE WAY INCLUDE, BY PRESIDENTIAL EDICT, LEGISLATION BY, NOT EXECUTIVE ORDER, NOT LEGISLATION BY — FROM THE BENCH AS WE SOMETIMES COMPLAIN ABOUT WITH AN ACTIVIST JUDICIAL BRANCH, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES LEGISLATED BY PRESS CONFERENCE. WHEN HE DIRECTS KATHLEENSY BELLOUS TO — SEBELIUS TO ISSUE THE ORDER THAT EVEN OUR FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION AND ESPECIALLY OUR CATHOLIC HEALTH AND CARE PROVIDERS, IT ALSO INCLUDES MANY OF THE PROTESTANT ORGANIZATIONS, THAT THEY SHALL PROVIDE CONTRACEPTIVES, STERILIZATIONS AND THEY SHALL DO SO FREE OF CHARGE, THAT IT SHOULD BE A PART OF EVERY HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY, SO, MR. SPEAKER, CAN YOU IMAGINE IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAD COMMITTED YOUR LAFE TO CHRIST, FOR EXAMPLE, — YOUR LIFE TO CYST, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU’RE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CONTRACEPTIVES TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT? AND, IF IT VIOLATES YOUR RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU WERE — YOU WEAR A COL, WE CAN’T DISCRIMINATE IN FAVOR OF ONE WHO HAPPENS TO BE A BISHOP OR A CARDINAL, AND A LAY PERSON ON THE STREET WHOSE CONVICTIONS MAY BE AS DEEP. IT NEEDS TO HAVE THE SAME
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CONSCIENCE PROTECTION FROM A RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVE. AND SO FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND DECLARE YOU’RE GOING TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE SERVICES, YOU’RE GOING TO BUY THIS HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY AND YOU WILL GUARANTEE THAT IT WILL COVER CONTRACEPTIVES, STERILIZATIONS AND ABORTION-CAUSING DRUGS, FOR EVERY ONE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES EVEN IF YOU’RE IN THE BUSINESS TO OPPOSE THE VERY IDEA OF ABORTION-CAUSING DRUGS. THE PRESIDENT GOT THE POLITICAL PUSHBACK ON THAT, MR. SPEAKER. AND OVER A COUPLE OF WEEKS’ PERIOD OF TIME, OF TAKING THE CROSSFIRE THAT CAME FROM ACROSS THIS COUNTRY DIRECTED AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE AUDACITY TO MAKE THAT DECLARATION, THE PRESIDENT HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE, IT WAS AT NOON ON FRIDAY, SEVERAL WEEKS AGO NOW, AND HE SAID THIS. I’M GOING TO MAKE AN ACCOMMODATION TO THE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND THEREFORE RATHER THAN REQUIRING CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES, FOR EXAMPLE, TO PROVIDE ABORTION-CAUSING DRUGS AND STERILIZATIONS AND CADILLAC CONTRACEPTIVES, I’M GOING TO INSTEAD MAKE THAT ACCOMMODATION AND REQUIRE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO DO THAT FOR FREE. NOW, YOU HEARD ME SAY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AGO, LEGISLATION BY PRESS CONFERENCE, MR. SPEAKER. THIS, THE RULE THAT WAS MADE BY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, THAT IMPOSED THIS THING ON RELIGIOUS HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ESPECIALLY, THAT RULE WAS NEVER CHANGED. THE LANGUAGE IS IDENTICAL TO WHAT IT WAS. THERE’S NOT AN I DOTTED DIFFERENTLY OR A TCRSED DIERENFFY. THE RULE IS THE SAME. SO THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGES WAS THE PRESIDENT DID A PRESS CONFERENCE AND SAID, OK, I’M GOING TO CUT YOU SOME SLACK, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, I’M GOING TO MAKE AN ACCOMMODATION TO YOU AND I’M NOW GOING TO REQUIRE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES PROVIDE IT FOR FREE.
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FOR FREE. HE REPEATED HIMSELF. THE AUDACITY. KING GEORGE WOULD NOT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO STEP UP AND DO A PRESS CONFERENCE 20 YEARS AGO AND SAY TO — 230 YEARS AGO AND SAY TO AMERICA, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE PARLIAMENT THINK, I’M JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD AND REQUIRE YOU TO, LET’S SAY BUY TEA AT THE RATE THAT THE BRITISH WOULD LIKE US TO BUY. NO, THERE WOULD BE A TEA PARTY IN BOSTON HARBOR IF THAT HAPPENED. THERE’S GOING TO BE A TEA PARTY IN THIS COUNTRY,, TOO ONLY IT’S GOING TO TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL REFLECT UPON WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THESE LAST THREE-PLUS, GOING NOW ON FOUR YEARS. THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE ON ALL OF AMERICA, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RESTRAINT, REQUIRING PEOPLE TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY THAT’S APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THAT HAS MANDATES THAT ARE STUCK INTO IT BY WHAT? NOT BY LEGISLATIVE ACTION, NOT BY A RULE APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, BY AN EXECUTIVE BRANCH THAT’S DIRECTED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE TO WRITE UP THE RULES HOWEVER THEY SEE FIT AND A PRESIDENT THAT HAS THE AUDACITY AND THAT’S ONE OF HIS FAVORITE WORDS, BY THE WAY, MR. SPEAKER, THE AUDACITY TO SEEK TO LEGISLATE BY PRESS CONFERENCE. EDICTS BY PRESS CONFERENCE. IT IS BREATH TAKING THE EXTRA CONSTITUTIONAL REACH THAT’S BEEN TAKEN BY THIS PRESIDENT AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO RISE UP AND GET BACK TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL UNDERPINNINGS. WE NEED TO REJECT OBAMACARE. I WANT TO SEE THIS HOUSE VOTE AGAIN THIS SUMMER, AFT THEER SUPREME COURT DECISION, NO MATTER WHAT THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IS, AND I’M OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GETTING A CONSTITUTIONAL DECISION FRHE TME CRT AGAIN FOR A 100% REPEAL OF OBAMACARE, SO EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT IT MUST ALL GO, IT MUST ALL BE PULLED OUT BY THE ROOTS, THERE CA TAKINGS OF AMERICAN LIBERTY — EXCUSE ME. IN A VIGOROUS NATION, MR. SPEAKER, CANNOT REACH OUR DESTINY IF WE ARE TIED TO THE ANCHOR OF OBAMACARE THAT DIRECTS AND RULES OUR LIVES AND CONSUMES ABOUT 17 OR –% — 17% OR MORE OF OUR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT. EXCUSE ME. AND SO THE DIFFERENCE IS THIS. THE TRICK TOA — TROICKA OF HARRY REID, NANCY PELOSI AND BARACK OBAMA HAS BEEN BROKEN. IT WAS BROKEN IN THE ELECTION OF 2010 WHEN THEY SAW THE EXTRA CONSTITUTIONAL REACH OF OBAMACARE, THEY SAW THE EFFORT ON CAP AND TRADE, THEY SAW DODD-FRANK PASS THROUGH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND BECOME LAW, AN OVERREACH. WE HAD THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SOLUTION FOR THE ECONOMIC DOWNWARD SPIRAL THAT WE’RE CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM. THERE’S A WHOLE SERIES OF THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO PUT THIS THING RIGHT, MR. SPEAKER. ONE OF THEM IS TO SCRUB OUT THE REGULATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE IN AN EFFORT TO TRY TO IMPLEMENT CAP AND TRADE AROUND THE RESISTANCE OF THIS UNITED STATES CONGRESS, THE SEPARATION OF POWERS THAT’S CLEAR IN THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF. BETWEEN THE LEGISLATIVE BIVE AND THE EXECUTIVE AND THE JUDICIAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT. I’M JUST VERY CONFIDENT THAT BARACK OBAMA TAUGHT THOSE SEPARATIONS OF POWERS, THAT THE ARTICLE 1 COMPONENT OF THIS THAT SAYS HERE HOWE UP THE LEGISLATURE, THEY SET THE LAWS, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE BRCH FAITHFULLY EXECUTED, AND WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO APPARENTLY ENCOURAGES SOMEONE LIKE ERIC DISREGARD MAYBE DECIDE LOOKED AT THAT LITTLE GIRL AND THOUGHT TYPICAL STUDENT LOAN MIGHT BE $24,000, $30,000. SHE’S GOT A $44,000 LOAN AND MORTGAGE ON HER HEAD WITH INTEREST ACCUMULATING EVERY DAY
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AND SHE’S JUST DRAWN HER FIRST BREATH. BY THE TIME SHE TURNED A YEAR OLD HER SHARE OF THE NATIONAL DEBT WAS $48,000. AND THIS LITTLE BLONDE HAIRED, BRIGHTEST BLUE EYED LITTLE GIRL WITH A BEAUTIFUL GIGGLE AND SMILE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF RESPONSIBILITY HAS BEEN STUCK ON HER BY PEOPLE THAT ARE LIVING TODAY AT HER EXPENSE. AND THE EXPENSE OF ALL THOSE BABIES THAT HAVE BEEN BORN AND
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BE TAXPAYERS. THOSE YET TO BE BORN THAT WILL AND ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THEM SET THAT CATEGORY TODAY. SO, MR. SPEAKER, THAT LITTLE GIRL TURNED A YEAR AND A HALF OLD, AND NOW HER $44,000 DEBT THAT WAS $40,000, IT BECAME $51,000 WHEN SHE’S A YEAR AND A HALF OLD AND SHE’S GOING TO BE A TAXPAYER AND PRODUCER. SO YOU HAVE TO TAKE THAT TIMES TWO. BECAUSE ONLY HALF THE PEOPLE HAVE A FEDERAL INCOME TAX LIABILITY. $102,000 ON THE HEAD OF EVERY AMERICAN YOUNG AND OLD, THAT’S OUR NATIONAL DEBT. WE HAVE WATCHED TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICITS ROLL UP OVER THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS. THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET CAME TO THIS FLOOR AT $1.33 TRILLION IN DEFICIT. $1.33 TRILLION, MR. SPEAKER. NOW WE ARE APPROACHING $16 TRILLION IN NATIONAL DEBT AND IT’S GOT TO STOP.
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AROUND. WE HAVE TO TURN THIS COUNTRY
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2010. THE AMERICAN VOTERS SPOKE IN
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THEY SENT 87 FRESHMEN HERE INTO THIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE CONSTITUTIONAL
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CONSERVATIVES AND EVERY ONE OF THEM VOTED TO REPEAL OBAMACARE AND THEY WANT A BALANCED BUDGET. THEY WANT A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. THEY ARE GOD’S GIFT TO AMERICA. WE NEED ANOTHER ONE IN NOVEMBER OF 2012. AND MORE FRESH FACES AND VIGOROUS PEOPLE HERE AND WE ARE HERE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE, A BUDGET AMENDMENT, AN ALL OF THE ABOVE ENERGY PLAN AND WE NEED MORE OF THE SAME PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND PRESIDENT THAT WILL SIGN THAT LEGISLATION INTO LAW. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE PRIVILEGE TO WORK WITH THOSE NEW FACES AS THEY ARRIVE HERE AND WORK TO MAKE THE CASE BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVERY DAY FROM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER AND THEREAFTER. MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. THE
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BALANCE OF HIS TIME. GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE
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DOES THE GENTLEMAN HAVE A MOTION? MR. SPEAKER, MOIFER THE HOUSE DO NOW ADJOURN. THE
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ADJOURN. QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION TO SO MANY AS ARE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO.

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