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Providing For Consideration Of Motions To Suspend The Rules

Floor Speech

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. BROUN of Georgia. I thank Ms. Foxx for yielding. I want to ask three questions of my Democratic colleagues: Are you so arrogant that you know what's best for the American people? Are you so ignorant to be oblivious to the wishes of the American people? Three-fourths of America does not want this bill. Are you so incompetent that you ignore the Constitution; that you have to use tricks and deception to ram down the throats of the American people something that they absolutely do not want?

I hope and pray and I call upon the American people to speak louder, and I hope and pray that our Democratic colleagues will listen to the American people, listen to their constituents, and stop this government takeover of health care. I hope you will listen to President Obama when he says that the American people deserve an up-or-down vote.

I hope that I can encourage my Democratic colleagues to defeat this previous question so that Democrats and Republicans can work together, so that we can find some commonsense solutions to literally lower the cost of health care, so government doesn't take over the health care system that's going to drive a million people out of work, that's going to run the cost of everybody's health insurance up, if they have private insurance. It's going to destroy the private health insurance system. As a medical doctor, I'm not a proponent of the health insurance system. But please listen to the American people. Let's defeat this PQ and let's work together to find some commonsense solutions. This is in the best interest of America.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Georgia and all Members are reminded to direct their remarks to the Chair.

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