|00:00:00||SUPPORT OF IT.|
|00:00:01||IT'S A FAIR BUDGET.|
|00:00:04||IT'S AN HONEST BUDGET.|
|00:00:05||AS THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SAID, THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW THAT WE ARE TELLING THE TRUTH TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.|
|00:00:12||YOU KNOW THE OLD ADAGE WAS, NEVER TOUCH THAT THIRD RAIL OF POLITICS.|
|00:00:17||NEVER TOUCH MEDICARE, NEVER TOUCH MEDICAID.|
|00:00:19||NEVER TALK ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY.|
|00:00:22||TOUCH IT AND YOU WILL DIE.|
|00:00:24||WE ARE DEBUNKING THAT MYTH.|
|00:00:25||BECAUSE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS.|
|00:00:28||WE GIVE CREDIT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY TELLING THEM THE TRUTH.|
|00:00:33||WE HAVE THAT RESPECT FOR THEM.|
|00:00:36||65% OF OUR SPENDING, YEAR OVER YEAR, COMES OUT OF THIS HOUSE, OUR PROGRAMS THAT DON'T WORK WELL, AND THAT ARE BANKRUPT.|
|00:00:45||THEY WON'T BE AROUND FOR OUR CHILDREN.|
|00:00:48||AND THAT'S THESE PROGRAMS RIGHT HERE.|
|00:00:49||THIS IS WHAT DRIVES OUR DEBT.|
|00:00:51||65% OF OUR CURRENT SPENDING.|
|00:00:52||YOU KNOW WHAT'S UNFAIR?|
|00:00:54||IT'S UNFAIR THAT IN A FEW DECADES, THESE PROGRAMS, AS THIS CHART SHOWS, WILL TAKE 100%, WILL TAKE UP ALL THE REVENUE THAT WE BRING IN, THE TAXES, THAT WE BRING IN, AS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.|
|00:01:08||NOW SOME WILL SAY, HEY, WAIT A MINUTE, I PAID INTO THOSE PROGRAMS.|
|00:01:13||I DESERVE TO TAKE OUT.|
|00:01:15||WELL, THAT'S KIND OF TRUE AS WELL.|
|00:01:19||ON AVERAGE, LET'S TAKE MEDICARE, FOR EXAMPLE.|
|00:01:22||ON AVERAGE, WE PAY IN 30% OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUT.|
|00:01:29||THAT 70% DIFFERENCE COMES FROM THE CHILDREN OF TOMORROW.|
|00:01:33||WHO DON'T EXIST YET.|
|00:01:35||WHO HAVE NO VOICE IN THIS DEBATE.|
|00:01:38||IT'S UNFAIR THAT NO ONE SPEAKS FOR THEM.|
|00:01:42||WE SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE HERE AND NOW AND WE SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE OF TOMORROW.|
|00:01:48||IMMIGRANTS DIDN'T COME TO THIS COUNTRY FOR WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION.|
|00:01:54||THEY DIDN'T COME TO THIS COUNTRY TO PRACTICE INTERGENERATIONAL THEFT.|
|00:01:59||THEY WANT THEIR KIDS THEY WANT THEIR GRANDCHILDREN, TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE THAN THEY DID.|
|00:02:04||OUR BUDGET DOES THAT AND I YIELD BACK.|
|00:02:06||THE CHAIR: THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND.|
|00:02:11||VAN HOLLEN: THANK YOU, MR.|
Mr. ROKITA. Mr. Chairman, as a member of the Budget Committee, I'm pleased to have not only helped author this budget but to stand here in strong support of it. It's a fair budget. It's an honest budget.
The gentleman from New Hampshire said this is the second year in a row that we are telling the truth to the American people. You know, the old adage was ``never touch that third rail of politics.'' Never touch Medicare, never touch Medicaid, never talk about Social Security. Touch it and you will die. We are debunking that myth because that's exactly what it is.
We give credit to the American people by telling them the truth. We have that respect for them. Sixty-five percent of our spending year over year comes out of this House on programs that don't work well and that are bankrupt. They won't be around for our children, and that's these programs right here.
This is what drives our debt: 65 percent of our current spending.
You know what's unfair? It's unfair that in a few decades these programs, as this chart shows, will take 100 percent, will take up all of the revenue that we bring in, the taxes that we bring in as a Federal Government.
Now, some will say, Hey, wait a minute, I paid into those programs; I deserve to take out. Well, that's kind of true as well.
Let's take Medicare for example. On average, we pay in 30 percent of what we're going to take out; and that 70 percent difference comes from the children of tomorrow who don't exist yet, who have no voice in this debate.
[Time: 15:40] It's unfair that no one speaks for them. We do.
We speak for the people in the here and now, and we speak for the people of tomorrow. Immigrants didn't come to this country for wealth redistribution. They didn't come to this country to practice intergenerational theft. They want their kids and they want their grandchildren to have a better life than they did. Our budget does that.