*Remember, we cannot address other congressmen directly, we must direct our speeches to the Speaker*
Madam Speaker, as leaders of this nation, how can we sit here in opulence while our fellow citizens wallow in unemployment, anarchy and poverty? Are we gods to deserve tribute from our subjects, just because we are their governmental leaders? Who are we to think that we deserve to leech off of our citizenry when many, if not most, of them are worrying about where their next meal will come from or if they will wake up the next morning to watch their families executed by anarchist thugs?
This is something we all can agree on, both on the left and right wing. None of us believe that we deserve to live like gods while our people are being constantly worried by the harsh realities of our present time. Thus, I am not worried about opposition to this bill because of this issue.
Also, if another honorable member of Congress believes that we should block this bill because we should not limit our spending to merely military purposes and that we should start spending on supporting social security, welfare, or some other project, I must ask a question. How can we defend spending on non-military projects when we are not only running a deficit, but we are running one in the midst of near-collapse? I am not saying that we will collapse, for I know that we shall make it out of this mess even stronger than before. However, if we want to start spending our money on non-essential things, we will only be asking for internal collapse.
If the members of Congress wish to spend money on welfare, internal development, housing, social security, or whatever else is non-essential, can they not wait until our nation can sustain more spending?
This is all I ask of my fellow members of Congress, please do not start spending on the unnecessary projects (even if they may be very beneficial projects) until our nation stabilizes.