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House Proceeding 02-24-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 0:45:30 to 0:50:15
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Jim McDermott

0:45:26 to 0:45:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mineral rights and then pay for this massive spending bill. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. mcdermott of washington. for what reason do you rise? wocks. you have five minutes. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker,

Jim McDermott

0:45:30 to 0:50:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

0:45:47 to 0:46:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: after more than seven year on fixing health care, the congress is on the brink of passing sensible comprehensive reform legislation. we are extremely close to getting americans access while reducing the deficit. after a year of trying to instill fear in the american public, about the democratic

Jim McDermott

0:46:08 to 0:46:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: approach to fixing our broken health care system, my republican colleagues have really entered the debate. i commend my colleagues from wisconsin for putting forward the republican plan. the sweeping republican bill lets the public know where their party truly stands.

Jim McDermott

0:46:29 to 0:46:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: their bill would radically reorganize the health care system and the social security system. once again, they want to spend more time hating government than helping people. the republicans want to give seniors a voucher. if you qualify, you will get a

Jim McDermott

0:46:50 to 0:47:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: little check and then you are on your own to deal with the insurance companies and wall street. the republicans wished the american people the best of luck. if you aren't lucky enough to outsmart wall street and the insurance rules stacked against you, well, that's too bad under the republican plan, you

Jim McDermott

0:47:11 to 0:47:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: will likely end up stimpinging poor but they think you'll love the free market choices you'll have on the way down. sadly the republican plan is filled with the same old policies to dismantle medicare and social security that they have been putting forward for decades. to understand the clear fference between the different

Jim McDermott

0:47:33 to 0:47:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: approaches, let's look at health care. health ce is big and a complex part of our economy and it needs thoughtful and approaches. instead, the republicans have put forward a plan that would put more americans at risk, drive millions into bankruptcy, lock in the skyrocketing costs

Jim McDermott

0:47:54 to 0:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and enrich the insurance companies. in the republican plan, insurance companies could get richer while americans get poorer and sicker. the republican approach to health care has two parts. first the republicans would give american seniors a voucher for health care and do nothing to keep the insurance companies from taking them to the cleaners.

Jim McDermott

0:48:15 to 0:48:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the republican plan would do away with the medicare program as we know it today, which many seniors rely on. the hypocrisy of the republican plan is maddening. they say one thing and do another approach is reprehensible.

Jim McDermott

0:48:38 to 0:48:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: they want to dismantle medicare and denounce the democratic plan to stop wasteful spending. the second part puts health savings accounts. they have existed for years. these accounts are small and history shows that many americans underfund them or can't use them.

Jim McDermott

0:48:59 to 0:49:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: when illness strikes, any significant co-payment or deductible can wipe out a family's savings in a minute. finally, the republican plan does more to take our health care system down the road to ruin, it goes another step and privatizes social security. after the wall street meltdown,

Jim McDermott

0:49:20 to 0:49:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the crazy lesson the republicans learned was to trust wall street with the future. this week, we learned by 2019, national health care spending will be over 19% of our economy, $4.5 trillion. if we don't act to control those costs now, people will no longer

Jim McDermott

0:49:42 to 0:50:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: be able to afford the essentials like housing and food. when the public has t the market to satisfy basic needs, the government has to make sure the system is fair and that all americans hae access. when it comes to health care retirement, we have to have commonsense rules. we must finish the job on health care and we are going to do it

Jim McDermott

0:50:03 to 0:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: tomorrow at the white house. the republicans have shown the public their plan and it's not the solution. they are a rehash of old theories that make things worst. we have to pass commonsense health reform that is on the

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