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House Proceeding 07-28-09 on Jul 28th, 2009 :: 0:40:50 to 0:42:05
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Jim McDermott

0:40:46 to 0:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and also maintain quality and that's the best way to -- for americans to be more coetitive and to spur job creation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the ntleman is recognized. mr. mcdermott: well, mr. speaker, we're being treated

Jim McDermott

0:40:50 to 0:42:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

0:41:11 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: today to the choir from the insurance industry that we must be afraid and we must go slowly. they've been singing that song since 1935, and we've been trying and trying and the american people are deeper and deeper and deeper in trouble. now, the insurance choir's really worried, mr. speaker,

Jim McDermott

0:41:33 to 0:41:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: because if we got a public option, they'd have to compete and they can't stand it. for the last 12 years or 15 years since mr. clinton tried to bring us health care, they've done nothing, not one single thing. they ran the hou for 12

Jim McDermott

0:41:54 to 0:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: years, not aingle proposal, not a single time did they come out here with any way to deal with the people who don't have health insurance. and now we come with a public option and they say, oh, god,

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