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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 1:35:25 to 1:39:00
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James Jordan

1:35:08 to 1:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: no one else understands it. we should not ps this atropical stormity. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentlewoman from california. . ms. speier: i yield the gentleman from new york for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for three minutes. mr. lynch: i thank the gentlewoman from california. everybody on that --

James Jordan

1:35:25 to 1:39:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Jordan

James Jordan

1:35:29 to 1:35:49( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: . serrano: i thank the gentlewoman from california. the numbers i'd like to think about for a second are more dates an numbers. it seems that everything that could be going wrong in this country, according to that side, started on january 20 of last year. when we had a new administration. the prior eight years were wonderful years, we were not in a war, we had surpluses,

James Jordan

1:35:50 to 1:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: everything was going great. at least that's their presentation but everything starting january 20 of last year, oh, my god, that's pushing the country down the road to socialism, according to a big deep hole, and -- going into a big deep hole and it's the end of america as we know it. the fact of life is that this bill is a good bill. it's a very good bill for our country.

James Jordan

1:36:11 to 1:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and i'd like to share with you some good numbers. numbers that affect my congressional district in new york and the bronx, new york. but i must tell you that these numbers are reflected throughout the country. listen to this, 86,500 uninsured residents of my congressional

James Jordan

1:36:35 to 1:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: district will now have coverage extended to them. medicare will be improved for 65,000 beneficiaries including closing gaps that existed in coverage before. 201,000 families will be given tax credits and other assistance

James Jordan

1:36:56 to 1:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and 7,300 small businesses to help them afford coverage. we're talking about the united states of america, the greatest country on the face of the earth. still, we're close to 40 million people with our health insurance. what are we talking about here?

James Jordan

1:37:17 to 1:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: trying to fill that gap and take care of these folks. now, what was the biggest accusation we heard for the last year, year and a half? you're moving too fast. too fast? president radios investigate was -- or teddy roosevelt was the first president to bring this issue up. that was over 100 years ago. too fast?

James Jordan

1:37:38 to 1:37:58( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: they've had all these years to do something about but still they wasted time look for weapons of mass destruction in iraq. well, i'll tell you, i found a weapon of mass destruction, it's close to 40 million people uninsured. that's a real threat to our country. the cost of health care in this country, that's a weapon of mass destruction.

James Jordan

1:37:59 to 1:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: that he can destroy us. who's unhappen preponderate? not seniors with this bill. not children, not the working class, not aarp which is not known to be a great liberal organization, they endorsed it today. not so many people we've mentioned who supported. who's unhappy? the insurance companies.

James Jordan

1:38:20 to 1:38:40( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: well, that's too bad. as we say in the south bronx, the gig is up and it's about time they began to behave properly and we're catching them and catching them strongly. i support this bill and i support the efforts of my side to bring it through. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from california reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker.

James Jordan

1:38:41 to 1:39:00( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: the last speaker, i'll tel you -- tell you who's unhappy and the american people. madam speaker, i'd like to ask unanimous consent to yield the remainder of my time to dr. roe from tennessee. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentlewoman wish for the gentleman from tennessee to control the time? mr. jordan: exactly right.

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