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Wanna go to -- live to the house floor speaker Boehner is on the floor as the government -- give him our economy a chance to grow and create jobs.
Amber events in the great cause of a balanced budget amendment to the constitution.
What does bill now says is that before the president to request an additional increase in the debt limit.
Two things have to happen.
A joint committee in the congress must produce a spending cuts larger than the increase in the debt limit and both houses of the congress must send to the states a balanced budget amendment.
Listen a balanced budget amendment.
It it is -- it's time for this to happen.
It enjoys support in both thousands of this car -- congress and it enjoys bipartisan and widespread support across our country.
The bill also.
And this crisis but -- raising taxes which would cripple our economy.
And then there's no gimmicks there's -- smoke screens here other represented the old ways of doing things.
The bill before it still wasn't perfect.
No member would argue that it is.
It's imperfect because it reflects an honest and sincere effort to end this crisis.
-- -- send in a bill.
Over to the set up.
That a one time was agreed to do by the bipartisan leadership of the United States senate.
And to my colleagues in the senate -- they were here I would say this.
If this bill passes.
-- this -- also sent you not one but two different bills to cut spending by trillions of dollars over the next decade.
And while providing an immediate increase in the -- you.
And to the American people I would say.
We tried our level best.
We done everything we can to find a common sense solution that couldn't -- both houses of congress and end this crisis.
-- try to do the right thing by our country.
But some people continue to say no.
I have worked.
Since the first week of this session moment were sworn in January -- -- avoid being where we are right this moment.
The two days after -- sworn in the Treasury Secretary some muscle but asking us to increase the debt ceiling.
I immediately respond to mites and we would not increase the debt ceiling.
Without serious cuts in spending and serious reforms to the way we spend the people's money.
We passed the budget.
The other bodies -- over 800 days instilled no budget.
A week this will be the second bill we send over -- out.
And yet not one -- legislation out the senate goes past that deals what this crisis.
And my colleagues I can tell you but I've worked with the president and the administration.
Since the beginning of this year to avoid being in this spot.
I have offered ideas.
Not one time not one time did the administration ever put any plan on the table.
All -- would do was criticize.
-- what I put out there.
I stuck my neck galloped a mile to try to get in a great about -- the president of the United States.
I stuck my neck out a -- And I -- revenues on the table.
In order to try to come into an agreement to avert us being where we are.
But a lot of people -- down.
Can never say yes.
A lot of be -- -- never say yet this house has acted.
And it is time for the administration.
And time for our colleagues across the aisle -- -- on the table tell -- And -- -- democratic -- what we've done.
But where are the other ideas.
At this point in time the house is going to act and we're gonna act again.
-- it is time for our colleagues across the aisle to tell us what they're for tell us how we can end this crisis.
You know already -- well -- been quoted throughout this debate over the last few weeks.
And I'll read -- -- what would probably be flattered unsure if he were here.
But Ronald Reagan I was just got a little placard and a little lacquered I was real -- it says it said it can be done.
I'm a replica of that plaque removed all my desk.
And let me tell you members of this -- it can be done.
It must be done in it well we've done if we have the courage to do the right thing.
-- -- let's -- our economy.
For the sake of our future.
I'm -- did you view as the representatives of the people the United States to support this bill to support of process and end this crisis now.
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