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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 2:18:45 to 2:22:55
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Alcee L. Hastings

2:18:42 to 2:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: from california, i thank you. last time i looked i thought we were talking about celebrating the distinguished career of an individual named mr. lump kinkin and naming a post office. -- mr. lumpkin and naming a post office. i understand the need to talk

Alcee L. Hastings

2:18:45 to 2:22:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

2:19:04 to 2:19:26( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: about at is about to take place in america that is particularly historic since they have had a negative drumbeat about it for the last 15 months. please know this, i hear all the time on the floor of the house what the american people want. if we put some harsh reality into it and took out this poll

Alcee L. Hastings

2:19:27 to 2:19:48( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: or that poll, what we would learn is that a significant number of the american people want this health care measure that we are talking about and indeed more. when i hear someone say that the american people don't want this and i heard one of our distinguished colleagues earlier on the minority side

Alcee L. Hastings

2:19:49 to 2:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: say that people in his district don't want it, well, people in my district do. and so i guess he and i cancel each other out. and if you went through the entire body, i think you would find that the same thing exists. now, i also have ranted right here on this floor and i meant it to be that such that people

Alcee L. Hastings

2:20:12 to 2:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: will understand -- i don't want anybody else say that what we are proposing is socialism. and when they talk about a tremendous government takeover, i particularly know that all of us know that medicare is a government program. and every one of us experienced

Alcee L. Hastings

2:20:34 to 2:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: at some point in our town halls people saying to us, i don't want the government in my life. i say, if you are if you are on medicare you are on -- if you are on medicare you are on a government program. there are people in nursing homes, there are people who are sick that if you didn't have medicare they wouldn't have anything. so i ask my colleagues, whose

Alcee L. Hastings

2:20:55 to 2:21:17( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: side are you on? are you really on the side of people who would argue that 32 million people that are going to be covered under the democratic plan would not be covered if we did not do something as i believe we are historically going to do? and, therefore, it's troubling

Alcee L. Hastings

2:21:18 to 2:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: to me -- gather tat the national institute of health is not a government program, the center of disease control is not a government program, the pentagon, they must not be government. talk about government as a person is very disturbing to me as a person. the same thing that people

Alcee L. Hastings

2:21:40 to 2:22:01( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: raised here in their fear mongering is the same thing that took place with reference to social security. would the gentlelady yield an additional minute? ms. speier: i yield an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: the same fear mongering at took place about social security, oh, by the way, another government program.

Alcee L. Hastings

2:22:02 to 2:22:23( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: so it is not as if money is going to be evaporating. the same insurance companies that have made a ton of money are going to make two tons of money whether we pass this bill or not, and they've already in our face shown us that they're willing to raise prices on the american people as desperate as

Alcee L. Hastings

2:22:24 to 2:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: we find them at this time. i also want to put the rest of this business about slaughter house rules. i serve with ms. slaughter and i'm honored to do so. and what i think people must not have done is read slaughter house 5. in slaughter house 5 and i am going to spell it for the

Alcee L. Hastings

2:22:45 to 2:22:58( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: reporter and the transscriber, there's a bird who says, p-o-t-e-w-e-t.

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