|00:00:01||REED: THANK YOU, MADAM SPEAKER.|
|00:00:02||I REMIND THE GENTLEMAN THAT WHAT WE HAVE DONE ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE IS AT LEAST WE'VE PUT A PLAN IN WRITING BY ADOPTING AN APROVE -- APPROVING THE BUDGET.|
|00:00:13||WE'RE SCRUST LOOKING, IN THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS, WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLAN FROM THE WHITE HOUSE OF HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS NATIONAL DEBT CRISIS IN BLACK AND WHITE?|
|00:00:23||NOT POLITICAL SPEECHES.|
|00:00:25||BUT IN BLACK AND WHITE.|
|00:00:26||SO WE CAN TAKE IT BACK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HAVE AN OPEN AND HONEST DEBATE AS TO WHERE WE'RE GOING TO PRIORITIZE OUR SPENDING AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS HOLE.|
|00:00:35||THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.|
|00:00:37||THAT'S WHAT MY COLLEAGUE FROM ARIZONA, MR.|
|00:00:39||FLAKE, IS TALKING ABOUT.|
|00:00:41||WE ARE AT THE POINT ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO SAY WE DON'T CARE WHO IS AT FAULT.|
|00:00:46||I'M AT THE POINT, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, WE'RE AT 15.|
|00:00:51||-- WE'RE AT $15.|
|00:00:52||2 TRILLION, WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, I COULD CARE LESS.|
|00:00:57||WHAT I CARE ABOUT ARE MY KIDS, MY GRANDKIDS WHO AREN'T EVEN BORN, AREN'T EVEN ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH, OF GETTING OUR ACT TOGETHER IN WASHINGTON AND GETTING A NATIONAL PLAN PUT TOGETHER THAT WE CAN JOIN ARM IN ARM AND STAND WITH EACH OTHER TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE.|
|00:01:13||WITH THAT, MADAM SPEAKER, I YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM KANSAS, MR.|
Mr. REED. Madam Speaker, I would just remind the gentleman that what we have done on our side of the aisle is at least we have put a plan in writing by adopting and approving the budget. We're just looking. In the last 7 months we've been waiting for a plan in black and white from the White House on how we are going to get out of this national debt crisis. Not political speeches, but in black and white so that we can take it back to the American people and have an open and honest debate with them as to where we're going to prioritize our spending and how we're going to get out of this hole.
That's what we're looking for, and that's what my colleague from Arizona (Mr. Flake) is talking about. We are at the point on this side of the aisle, ladies and gentlemen, of saying we don't care who's at fault. I'm at the point--Democrat, Republican, we're at $15.2 trillion, whoever is responsible for it, I could care less.
[Time: 15:10] What I care about are my kids--and my grandkids, who aren't even born, who aren't even on the face of this Earth--and getting our act together in Washington and getting a national plan put together so we can join arm in arm and stand with each other to deal with this issue.
With that, Madam Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Kansas (Mr. Huelskamp).