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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 0:03:25 to 0:05:05
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Jim McDermott

0:03:16 to 0:03:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: consent to speak for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, it's deja vu all over aain. on decemr 2, 1993, william crystal wrote the republican play book. he said, the clinton health care

Jim McDermott

0:03:25 to 0:05:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:03:37 to 0:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: proposal is a serious political threat to the republican party. republicans must therefore clearly understand the political strategy implicit in the clinton plan and adapt an aggressive and uncompromising counterstrategy designed to de-legitimate the

Jim McDermott

0:03:58 to 0:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: proposal and defeat its partisan purpose. he went on to say, the long-term political affects of a success -- mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is ecognize correct. may we have order? take your conversations off the floor.

Jim McDermott

0:04:19 to 0:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: he went on to say that the long-term political affects of a successful clinton health care bill would be even worse, much worse, it would relegitimatize middle class dependence for security on government spending and regulation. it would revive the reputation of the party that spends and regulas, the democrats, as the

Jim McDermott

0:04:40 to 0:05:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: generous protector of the middle class interests and will at the same time strike a punishing blow against republican claims to defend the middle class by restraining government. nothing has changed. the republicans refuse to deal with the problems of america and provide health security.

Jim McDermott

0:05:02 to 0:05:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: they sat for 16 years since that date and did nothing.

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