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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 1:14:30 to 1:17:30
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John Boozman

1:14:26 to 1:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: health care system. i appreciate dr. fleming bringing up the louisiana purchase. dr. boozman, i yield to you whatever time you may consume. mr. boozman: i agree and the problem, that sounds good in the sense of taking additional role by the federal government, paying for these things.

John Boozman

1:14:30 to 1:17:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

1:15:08 to 1:15:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: and you know, we've got to start paying our bills. the president outlined his plan and the reality is that he's not hearing the concerns of the american people, he's not hearing the concerns of the people of arkansas. what he's doing is he's telling us what health care coverage we can have as opposed to what the

John Boozman

1:15:29 to 1:15:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: american people want. the american people now, an overwhelming majority he said no. this is not the bill we want. right now, we're spending more than any other country in the world by far with our health care system. the proposal we have will spend almost another $1 trillion.

John Boozman

1:15:50 to 1:16:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: and yet costs will continue to rise. so again, instead of trying to do something in the free market way to lower costs, what the bill actually does is basically say, we're going to do that by setting price criminals -- controls. price controls don't work, what we're going to do is have

John Boozman

1:16:11 to 1:16:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: rationing and we'll have decrease -- decreased quality of care. another concern i've got is the abortion coverage, the hyde amendment has always said that we're not going to pay for abortion with taxpayer funding. yet this bill leaves that wide open. the medicare payroll tax. we're talking about -- they're talking about the

John Boozman

1:16:32 to 1:16:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: administration's talking about putting a 2.9% tax on non-wage income. i don't think the american public understands yet that that's in their -- in there being talked about, the ramifications of that. when you start taxing dividends, start taxes interest and capital gains and things

John Boozman

1:16:53 to 1:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: like that, those are the kinds of things that are creating jobs and my frustration is instead of coming out with things that are job creators in this economy, we continue to have these things thrust upon us that are job killers. the group he's not talking about, or two, we were discussing this earlier, i'll

John Boozman

1:17:14 to 1:17:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: yield to my colleague there, are the health care providers. tomorrow, thursday, there's going to be the meeting and yet, what did we figure? 17, 18, 19, 20 members of congress that are health care providers and none of those are over there actually talking

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