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House Proceeding 12-14-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 1:52:50 to 1:57:30
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Charles B. Rangel

1:52:50 to 1:53:12( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: i yield to our chair, chairman rangel to give words of wisdom. mr. rangel: permission to revise and extend. thank you, ma and once again, i thank judge, congresswoman fudge, for taking the time out as well as barbara lee for showing the depth of

Charles B. Rangel

1:52:50 to 1:57:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

1:53:13 to 1:53:34( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: commitment that we in the congressional black caucus have not only in our communities that has had the brunt of economic setbks but for the entire country. because in my experience, it appears as though our great nation's national security is at stake. we can talk about the

Charles B. Rangel

1:53:35 to 1:53:55( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: terrorists. we can talk about those that are out to destroy our way of life but we can destroy our own way of life, because what made america great is not the bankers, but those people who thought in this great country, they could aspire and work hard and no limits on what they could

Charles B. Rangel

1:53:56 to 1:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: achieve. but unemployment is more than a statistic. loss of a job means more than care. it also means losing your dignity. i cannot foresee how it's possible to have an economic recovery and have a jobless

Charles B. Rangel

1:54:17 to 1:54:37( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: state in the economy. it seems to mehat more important than the exchange of stock showing that america's willing to take risk is what does america think out its hope, its future for its children. it seems to me what makes america so great is what we

Charles B. Rangel

1:54:38 to 1:54:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and whether you talk about current unemployment, you have to consider those people who had what happens to a person that's not included in the statistic? what happens to a person who knows there is no job at the unemployment office? what happens to a person that

Charles B. Rangel

1:54:59 to 1:55:19( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: has given up hope, even if the so-called economy recovers, where would there be a will to exercise the skill that perhaps has been lost? and how do you regain hope once that is lost? and so, what i hope we understand as a nation, that

Charles B. Rangel

1:55:20 to 1:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: it's not just those who you are suffering out there, but happens to be something that is going to affect the well off. because the more we expand those people who have no money to spend, the more our small business people have no reason to be in existence. market, but the world is not

Charles B. Rangel

1:55:41 to 1:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: turning on our stock market, but turning on the will of the american people. and internationally, if we begin to look, as we have in so many communities, as a developing nation, not havin having the resources, not being able to feed our children or provide health care, what is the

Charles B. Rangel

1:56:03 to 1:56:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: difference in the mother's or father's heart where you are in a developing country, whether it's in the middle east, whether it's in africa, the love for your children has to be the same no matter what country you're in. if you c can't encourage your child, can't educate your child, how great the country is in terms of

Charles B. Rangel

1:56:25 to 1:56:45( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: opportunity, then what makes us different as a great nation from those who are trying to achief economic leverage. and so even though the hour is late and i'm late getting here, make no mistake about it, you will be hearing from the congressional black caucus every

Charles B. Rangel

1:56:46 to 1:57:07( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: day, whether it's on the floor, whether it's going to be in our district, because it's something that brings us here more than just our conscience is that most of us know exactly what unemployment and the pain of unemoyment, the loss of dignity of unemployment, and then we have our communities and our families.

Charles B. Rangel

1:57:08 to 1:57:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: we really believe for those peoplwho believe we don't understand, before this congress ends, the president and this congress truly understand that this is a threat to our national security and as americans and patriots and those who advocate a strong economy and a strong workforce, we will be glad to

Charles B. Rangel

1:57:30 to 1:57:32( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: let you know that we will be

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