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Senate Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2010 :: 6:27:15 to 6:30:55
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Bob Corker

6:27:11 to 6:27:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and i'm going to work very hard. my colleagues on this side of the aisle, i hope my friend from tennessee does the same thing on his side of the aisle. i think we'll have a vote on this sometime in the next week or so, and i think it's really important that we stand up and be counted as people that are more worried about our grandchildren than the next election.

Bob Corker

6:27:15 to 6:30:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

6:27:34 to 6:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: thank you, mr. president. mr. corker: the senator from missouri and i have worked on a number of things so much appreciate her comments, and while i certainly cannot speak to be of leadership of whatever party and this particular issue, a cosponsor and i absolutely agree that political winds are blowing, i might add on both

Bob Corker

6:27:55 to 6:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: sides of the aisle. you know, the president tried to announce something yesterday that we all know is not as strong as this and it was an attempt in fairness to keep this from gaining support because this is, statutory. so it happens on both sides of the aisle. i'm proud of the fact that the senator from missouri is

Bob Corker

6:28:17 to 6:28:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: standing up today supporting this piece of legislation. i support it proudly. i cannot imagine -- and again, the winds are blowing on both sides. i know there are groups, liberal groups calling in, trying to get folks on the other side not to vote for it. we have conservative groups our side calling, trying to get people not to vote for it.

Bob Corker

6:28:38 to 6:28:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: again, all we're doing is putting in place a mechanism to try to solve this problem and people can vote against the recommendations. at the very least, we would be benefited from some deep thought and a lot of work on datao see where we really sit relates to the deficit issues.

Bob Corker

6:28:59 to 6:29:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: but listen, the election the other night, i don't -- one of the things i think it said to both of us is that regardless of the outcome, regardless of some of the issues that we're focused on, i think the american people would like for us to hit issues head on. they don't want trickery, they don't want double talk.

Bob Corker

6:29:20 to 6:29:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: i think the american people would like for us to address the serious issues of this country as adults and forthwith real solutions to everyday problems and long-term problems, and i think this piece of legislation which, by the way, is bipartisan and as yo have mentioned in the past has

Bob Corker

6:29:41 to 6:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: had tremendous story. i think we almost had enough -- i'm probably exaggerating slightly. we almost had enough sponsors in the past to ps it body, and now as you mentioned the bill winds are changin instead of looking at this for

Bob Corker

6:30:03 to 6:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the substance that is there and behind it, you're right, politics have come into play. i hope just as you have mentioned that all of us can rise up above that over this next week and support this very commonsense piece of legislation that at least would get the ball rolling towards dealing with the issues that are going to affect these young people that are here

Bob Corker

6:30:24 to 6:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: helping us. we all know we as political leadership or at least for years -- and i'm not talking about just today. for years, we have had the most selfish generation of political leadership this country has seen kicking the can down the road on serious issues so that we can

Bob Corker

6:30:45 to 6:30:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: give people what they want without anybody having to pay for it except for these young people. i'm proud to s senator from missouri. i thank her for her comments.

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