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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 2:35:40 to 2:37:35
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Jim McDermott

2:35:38 to 2:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: paying the price at the polls? i offer the member. mr. mcdermott: the republicans didn't do anything in eight years on this issue. nothing. not one more person was covered than was before. in fact, the number of uninsured

Jim McDermott

2:35:40 to 2:37:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

2:36:00 to 2:36:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: went from 35 million to almost 50 million during the period that george bush and his cohorts were running this place. the american people in november of 2008 made a decision we want change. we want something different. and president barack obama has offered the leadership and has said, this ishe way we ought

Jim McDermott

2:36:21 to 2:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: to go. and has laid it out. and the congress is working on it. anybody who opposes this in the long run is going to be taking a real risk in the next election saying, oh, i was because -- because why? because you wanted to give the insurance companies everything? is that what it was you were

Jim McDermott

2:36:42 to 2:37:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: after? or is it because you don't think that we can make any changes in the system? the system's perfect? one of the things i was going to quote for you, there is a man named zeke emmanuel, he's the brother of our -- the president's administrative assistant. he's the head of the department

Jim McDermott

2:37:04 to 2:37:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: of clinical bioethics at the national institutes of health. he says this, the u.s. health care system is considered a dysfunctional mess. convention at wisdom has been turned on its head f a politician declares that the united states has the best health care system in the world today, he or she looks clueless

Jim McDermott

2:37:25 to 2:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: rather than patriotic or authoritative. and they run the risk of opposing, if they oppose this, they are going to look le they are out to lunch.

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