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House Proceeding 03-21-10 on Mar 21st, 2010 :: 0:25:00 to 0:27:30
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:24:43 to 0:25:03( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: police officers who protect us here, the reporters, and our pages who are here to see the enormous history we make today. i believe all of us want our great nation to prosper, so today we celebrate the greatest nation on earth. we do so by a visionary step in our nation's future.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:25:00 to 0:27:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Alcee L. Hastings

Alcee L. Hastings

0:25:04 to 0:25:25( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: we are in an -- we are an intense people and we celebrate today the immensity of our intensity. we all know, based on this harsh winter that just passed, and here on a spring-like day with summer soon coming that winter will come again and it will ask, what were you doing

Alcee L. Hastings

0:25:26 to 0:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: last summer? i wanted to be -- i want it to be said i was doing something to try to save the lives of 45,000 americans that die every year becausehey are uninsured. i don't want to be with that crowd that can best be described as cynics.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:25:49 to 0:26:09( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: i picked up today's paper and a friend of mne, the former speaker of this house, says that what we are about to do is grand social experiment, radical, he says, social experiment. well in my congressional district if it is, that i am to help improvement 290,000

Alcee L. Hastings

0:26:10 to 0:26:30( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: residents, give tax credits to 177,000 families, and 22,500 small businesses, put me in the radical column. if it's to improve medicare beneficiaries, extend coverage to 161,000 uninsured people in thdistrict i'm privileged to serve, then i'm radical.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:26:31 to 0:26:51( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: if it's going protect 1,100 families from bankruptcy, radicalize me. if it's going to allow 60,000 young adults to obtain coverage in the congressional district i represent on their parent's insurance plan, then newt, please know, i'm radical. as we go forward here today, i

Alcee L. Hastings

0:26:52 to 0:27:12( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: guess, perhaps, it would be good to look back on some from yesterday. ronald reagan said, there are no easyances, but there are simpleance -- there are no easy answers but there are simple answers. we must have the courage to do what is morally right. that was ronald reagan, an icon by all standards.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:27:13 to 0:27:30( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: anotheone says, each time someone stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. now i saw around this capitol

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