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House Proceeding 10-26-09 on Oct 26th, 2009 :: 0:46:50 to 0:52:05
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Dan Burton

0:46:46 to 0:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: system, not by shifting the cost f health care to taxpayers and mortgaging our children's future with exploding budget deficits. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. mr. burton of indiana. mr. burton: madam speaker, i'd like to ask unanimous consent to

Dan Burton

0:46:50 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:47:07 to 0:47:28( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: add some extraneous material and some documents into the record tonight. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burrton: you know, madam speaker, sometimes i get so angry when i hear some of the things coming out of the congress. i can't hardly believe it. especially when we're talking about misinformation. i would never impugn the integrity of my colleagues, but

Dan Burton

0:47:29 to 0:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i have to tell you, it really bothers me when people like the speaker of the house and the majority leader of the united states senate give inaccurate information out and cite it as fact when in fact it isn't true. it's not true at all. for instance, the speaker of the house said, i'm very pleased

Dan Burton

0:47:51 to 0:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that democrat leaders will be talking to -- we'll be talking to about the immoral profits being made by the insurance industry and how they have increased in the bush years. she went on to say that she welcomed the attention being drawn to insurers and their obscene profits. i'm not here to defend everything the insurance industry does. oofble, there's a lot of things

Dan Burton

0:48:15 to 0:48:36( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: we need to do to help solve the problems of health care. but misleading the american people by giving false information isn't the answer. last year, the health insurance industry made a profit of about 2%. way down the list as far as corporate america is concerned. and over the past several year the profit margin made by the health insurance industry runs

Dan Burton

0:48:37 to 0:48:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: around 5% to 6%. way down to the bottom of where as making profits are concerned. and yet, the majority leader of the senate and the speaker of the house said that they're making obscene profits and they're doing that to try to demonize the industry so they can ram through a public option

Dan Burton

0:48:59 to 0:49:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the american people really don't they don't want government coming between them and their dr. and the way to start getting the people to jump on the bandwagon is to give them misinformation. obviously the cost of health care has gone up. obviously health care premiums have gone up. yet they say, el well, the

Dan Burton

0:49:20 to 0:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: reason for that is because the health industry is making these huge profits. obscene profits. 2%? 2%? it's not true. it's just not true. they're making obscene profits. now we need to do something to care. we need to lower the cost of health insurance. we need to come up with

Dan Burton

0:49:41 to 0:50:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: alternatives like medical savings accounts, like my colleague just talked about here. we need to be able to buy insurance across state lines and there's a whole host of things we need to do. but misleading the public is not the answer. that's not the only thing that really bothers me. th leadership in the house and

Dan Burton

0:50:02 to 0:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: senate continues to try to do something -- everything they can to dissuade people from believing the truth and believing what's really not true. to shut off debate. .

Dan Burton

0:50:23 to 0:50:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: they have tried to push through a gag order. humana was sending out information about what was going to happen if the public option passed. and what happened? there was a gag order requested by the finance chairman of the senate, requested by the finance chairman of the senate so they couldn't get the information out.

Dan Burton

0:50:44 to 0:51:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the gag order was removed, but they tried to stop the people from getting the facts. and that's just wrong. it's wrong. it's not up to the quality that we should expect of our legislateors. but nevertheless, they tried to do that. and now the administration is trying to put the hammer on the

Dan Burton

0:51:06 to 0:51:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: chamber of commerce, the u.s. chamber of commerce. that is the backbone enterprise of this country, in part at least. the business and industry look to the chamber of commerce to give guidance to the government wherever necessary so they can work together with the government to come up with ways to make sure that the free

Dan Burton

0:51:27 to 0:51:47( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: enterprise system continues to commerce d public option, does not agree with cap and trade and other things, the administration says, oh my gosh, they're bad, the demons, the u.s. chamber of commerce. can you believe that? i can't. how far is the administration

Dan Burton

0:51:48 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: willing to go? how far is the speaker of the house willing to go? how far is the majority leader of the senate willing to go in misleading the american people by giving false information out? i think it's just dead wrong and they are talking about doing something about the fairness doctrine, to shut down

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