Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

Senate Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2010 :: 6:17:55 to 6:23:40
Total video length: 9 hours 41 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:108 Duration: 0:05:45 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Bob Corker

6:17:37 to 6:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: will call the a senator: the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: mr. president, i know there is a up there. quorum call. the pr objection? order. without objection.

Bob Corker

6:17:55 to 6:23:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

6:17:58 to 6:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: mr. corker: outstanding job. thank you. the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee is recognized. mr. corker: mr. president, i rise to speak about the gregg-conrad bill that i hope we'll vote on later this evening or maybe tomorrow. i know that everybody in this body is concerned greatly about the long-term issues that we have to deal with as it relates to our deficits.

Bob Corker

6:18:19 to 6:18:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: i think everybody in this body has concerns about that. mr. president, i know that there have been a lot of discussion especially by members of the finance committee that we nee to deal with the long-term deficits that we have in this body through regular order, and the fac responsibility of a committee,

Bob Corker

6:18:41 to 6:19:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and i respect members of the finance committee, someday would like to serve on that committee. i think they do outstanding work. but, mr. president, i think all of us rlize t way that we are going to deal with the long-term issues relating to social security and medicare without doing something that causes us to have to take a vote.

Bob Corker

6:19:03 to 6:19:23( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: now, a lot of people have criticized the gregg-conrad bill, saying that there is a poss recommendations that may come forth from this would actually make its report and cause us to vote after november of this next -- of this year, one of the things that people have said is that there may be a tax increase

Bob Corker

6:19:24 to 6:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: recommended in this legislation. mr. president, i'd like to say that all setting up the be to get republicans and democrats to agree on deal with their long-term issues. it doesn't commit people to have to vote for those recommendations. as a matter of fact, there is nothing in this bill that speaks to tax mr. president, i know on the

Bob Corker

6:19:47 to 6:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: other side of this, we have some some -- some more liberal groups, if you will, that are saying look, we don't want you to deal with entitlements because the only way entitlements whole may mean making some reforms, and we don't want any changes in that. so, mr. president, what we have is we have people on both ends of the spectrum that are saying

Bob Corker

6:20:08 to 6:20:28( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: do everybody in this body knows we cannot continue as we are today. well know that. mr. president, the finance committee who just in this last health care bill -- and i'm not trying touch a subject that may be sort of hard for all of us after the last couple of days, but the

Bob Corker

6:20:29 to 6:20:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: fact of the matter is the finance committee proposed taking $464 billion i savings from medicare to use that to create a new entitlement. mr. president, what that means is notion whatsoever of doing things to make medicare more solvent over the long haul. if we're going to take savings

Bob Corker

6:20:51 to 6:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: like that, we ought to make medicare more solvent. so, mr. president -- by the way, we can debate those kinds of things, but the fact is that the finance committee has had decades to deal with the long-term entitlement issues. i respect -- the fact is that during regular order, it's very difficult for this body to make

Bob Corker

6:21:14 to 6:21:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the tough decisions that calls us to make sure that we're not pushing huge amounts of debt on to future generations. so, mr. president, i can't imagine why anybody in this body can oppose setting up a bipartisan group. you don't have to vote for the recommendations. it would spend a year looking at

Bob Corker

6:21:36 to 6:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: these issues in an intelligent fashion, hopefully, and then coming back and reporting, and you can vote yes or no. you may or may not like them. i see the senator from missouri. let me just say one more thing. mr. president, the way i understand it is the majority leader would appoint the democrats, the minority leader

Bob Corker

6:21:58 to 6:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: is going to appoint the republicans. that alone ought to give people some sense that they're not going to appoint people that are out in left or out in right field as it relates to fiscal issues. they're going to that want to look at this

Bob Corker

6:22:19 to 6:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: generally along the lines of the bodies -- each of the two parties. so, mr. president, i cannot understand how any of us cannot support putting in place something that everybody in america knows putting in place a mechanism to deal with the long-term liabilities of this country. mr. president, i know that you

Bob Corker

6:22:40 to 6:23:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: join me in those concerns, you have to. the senator from missouri has to join me in those concerns, and i hope that what we'll do is set aside politics and the groups that are calling in and lobbying against this becau have to make a tough decision, which by the future generations, trying to keep us from doing something

Bob Corker

6:23:02 to 6:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: that would make sense again. if the things that they recommend are not good, vote against it, but let's put some process in place to deal appropriately to make sure that seniors down the road are to have medicare. that seniors down the road are going to have social security, and those young people that we talk about so much and care osha

Bob Corker

6:23:25 to 6:23:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: about aren't burdened with huge have the courage in this body to make the decisions tha to make to make this country on solid we all know that, we see it every day. we don't want to make those tough decisions. this gives us the ability to have a mechanism to at least

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid