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House Proceeding 02-22-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 1:29:05 to 1:31:15
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John R. Carter

1:29:02 to 1:29:22( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: bipartisan is not really asked to participate in the crafting of the legislation? i yield back. mr. thompson: you brought up something that bothered me about the whole process from the day it started. i would argue --

John R. Carter

1:29:05 to 1:31:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

1:29:23 to 1:29:43( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: mr. carter: you bring up something that bothered me about the proprocess from the day it started. we are being told by a group of folks that believe that the elite of their party are just smarter than the rest of us and they don't have time for -- or inclination to fool with us

John R. Carter

1:29:44 to 1:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: because they are, you know, the elite of our country, the great, liberal masses, progressives, they call themselves now, who have figured out all the solutions to society's woes and our opinions are not asked for. what is the evidence have that would prove that? i'll submit, my two pieces of

John R. Carter

1:30:06 to 1:30:26( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: evidence will be the house bill, which basically was drafted behind closed doors by the democrats and their elitist staf groups. i submit the senate bill, drafted the same way. i submit the rule which is allowed almost no amendments

John R. Carter

1:30:27 to 1:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: offered to the repuican side and the piece of garbage they created. i would bmit the president has done the exact same thing with the talking points he submitted to us. oh, by the way, here's what we're going to talk about. that's not working together on health care. that's saying, yes, mama, what else can i do for you?

John R. Carter

1:30:48 to 1:31:10( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and i'm not there. i'm not there. i believe it's our job as member -- as members of this body to stand up to the white house and say, you got all the playing cards. if you think you can get this thing done, act like a big boy and step up and do it. don't start playing -- laying

John R. Carter

1:31:11 to 1:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: to say it's a summit, let's have ideas. i'joined by two of the most courageous colleagues we have,

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