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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 7:26:05 to 7:28:20
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Anthony D. Weiner

7:26:01 to 7:26:21( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: from important member of our committee and a leader on health care reform, for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. weiner: thank you, mr. speaker. the sp ntleman will suspend.

Anthony D. Weiner

7:26:05 to 7:28:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Anthony D. Weiner

Anthony D. Weiner

7:26:22 to 7:26:44( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: the gentleman may proceed. mr. weiner: there are honorable people on both sides of this debate, but there are moments that come along and they come along about every generation or so that make it clear why this side of the aisle are republicans and why we're democrats. in 1935, when there was the social security act and we decided we weren't going to allow 30% of seniors to slip

Anthony D. Weiner

7:26:45 to 7:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: into poverty, democrats proposed, democratses passed, republicans opposed social security. in 1965, when medicare was passed, democrats prop democrats supported, republicans opposed and now medicare is a fact of life. and the very same arguments made against medicare then are being made tonight. i hear the talk ab

Anthony D. Weiner

7:27:06 to 7:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: single payer plan that's going to creep over. i can tell you i wanted a single player plan, i'd like it to be there, but it's not. you opposed it then and now you claim to support it. there's been a lot of talk about how big the bill is. here's what it's all about. this is what members of congress get. this is the guidebook with affordable health care plans, many choices, deep discounts

Anthony D. Weiner

7:27:27 to 7:27:47( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: because we pool people together, minimum standards for each plan. this is what members of congress get. but they don't want you, the american people to get it. this is what it's about. they say they want to protect medicare but it was them who wanted to eliminate it.

Anthony D. Weiner

7:27:48 to 7:28:08( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: they say they want to pass social security, they wanted to privatize it. i s the bills? the bill fairy? who pays the bills are you the taxpayer. they say they want you to pay those too. when you're looking at how big the bills are, rember this document. eight million workers who work for the federal government get

Anthony D. Weiner

7:28:09 to 7:28:20( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: this documt in the mail. they get good health care. we want it for you you. they're going to get medicare at 65. they don't say we don't want medicare because we don't believe in single payer. they want it because they want

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