|00:00:01||NOT MORE PUBLIC JOBS.|
|00:00:02||THAT'S WHAT THE OTHER SIDE CONTINUES TO ARGUE.|
|00:00:04||I WILL TELL YOU THE MEMBERS ON BOTH SIDES, BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ARE TRYING TO HELP THE UNEMPLOYED.|
|00:00:10||BUT THE ARGUMENT HERE IS DO WE CONTINUE TO ADD $34 BILLION TO THE $13 TRILLION IN DEBT THAT WE NOW HAVE HERE IN THIS COUNTRY?|
|00:00:19||AND THAT'S THE ARGUMENT.|
|00:00:21||IF YOU WANT TO ASK ANOTHER QUESTION, HOW DO YOU PLAN ON PAYING FOR IT, THERE WAS A RULE.|
|00:00:25||THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RULES COMMITTEE TO PAY FOR THIS.|
|00:00:30||HOW OFTEN IS THE LEFT AND HOW OFTEN IS THE MAJORITY PARTY SAYING THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE STIMULUS IN THIS ECONOMY?|
|00:00:37||AND IF YOU WANT TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD, WHAT I WOULD ARGUE IS TAKE THE STIMULUS DOLLARS THAT ARE UNUSED AND USE IT TO PAY FOR THESE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.|
|00:00:47||YOU CAN DO IT.|
|00:00:48||YOU CAN DO IT.|
|00:00:49||IT'S NOT THAT YOU CAN'T DO IT.|
|00:00:51||IT'S THAT YOU WON'T DO IT.|
|00:00:53||AND THAT MAKES NO SENSE.|
|00:00:56||I HAD A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT IN THE RULES COMMITTEE.|
|00:01:00||OF COURSE IT FAILED. I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE TODAY IS THAT WE ARE GOING TO PASS THIS BILL.|
|00:01:07||I'M GOING TO VOTE AGAINST THE RULE.|
|00:01:09||I WOULD VOTE FOR THE BILL.|
|00:01:10||VOTING AGAINST THE RULE.|
|00:01:12||AND THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS WE ARE GOING TO PASS THIS BILL AND WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IS GO ON A SIX-WEEK VACATION.|
|00:01:19||THAT'S WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE.|
|00:01:20||WE ARE GOING TO GO ON A SIX-WEEK VACATION.|
|00:01:23||WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SAY IS, HEY, WE ARE GOING TO EXTEND THESE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BUT GET FULL PAY FOR SIX WEEKS WHILE WE ARE ON VACATION?|
|00:01:30||WHY DON'T WE STAY HERE, MR.|
|00:01:33||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.|
|00:01:35||MS. FOXX: I YIELD AN ADDITIONAL 30 SECONDS.|
Mr. HELLER. Mr. Speaker, I believe we need private sector money given to private sector government given to private people, not more public jobs. And that's what the other side continues to argue.
But I will tell you that Members on both sides, both sides of the aisle are trying to help the unemployed. But what the argument here is, do we continue to add $34 billion to the $13 trillion in debt that we now have here in this country. And that's the argument.
And if you want to ask another question, how do you plan on paying for it, there was a rule. There was an opportunity for the Rules Committee to pay for this.
How often is the left and how often is the majority party saying that the unemployment is a stimulus to this economy? That's great. And if you want to go down that road, what I would argue is then take the stimulus dollars that are unused and use it to pay for these unemployment benefits. You can do it. You can do it. It's not that you can't do it; it's that you won't do it. And that makes no sense.
I had that substitute amendment in the Rules Committee. Of course it failed. I think it's unfortunate. What we're doing here today is that we're going to pass this bill. I'm going to vote against the rule. I will vote for the bill, but I'm voting against the rule.
And the problem with this is we're going to pass this bill and what we're going to do is we're going to go on a 6-week vacation. That's what we're doing here. We're going to go on a 6-week vacation. And what we're going to say is that, hey, we're going to extend these unemployment benefits, but we're going to get full pay for 6 weeks while we're on vacation. Why don't we stay here, Mr. Speaker?