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House Proceeding on Jan 13th, 2010 :: 0:04:40 to 0:06:15
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Dennis J. Kucinich

0:04:37 to 0:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: it is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome to the house today reverend s thank you, madam speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 further requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:04:40 to 0:06:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Dennis J. Kucinich

0:04:59 to 0:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: gentleman from ohio rise kucinich: good morning, madam speaker. i ask house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. kucinich: yesterday i introduced h.r. 4404, a bill that will have a 50% tax that bankers are paying themselves from windfall massive federal government

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:05:20 to 0:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: support. this bill is necessary because bankers are about to pay out the largest bonuses in history. all banking corporations, whether they receive direct assistance or not, receive substantial benefits from government bailouts. bankers failure to self-regulate let us remember was the direct result of the crisis we're in today.

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:05:41 to 0:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: they need to know that the money they're making is from public trust. bank profits are the result of a deliberate, federal government policy to restore banking capital and ultimately investment in american prosperity. banking bonuses have nothing to do with these objectives and payouts to bankers are a form of appropriation of public wealth. banks could be using their

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:06:02 to 0:06:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: profits to do many things, to improve the prospects of economic recovery. including strengthening their capital base, recognizing and writing off their real estate losses, reducing fees charged to customers, especially fees

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