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Senate Proceeding on Jan 25th, 2010 :: 0:32:30 to 0:37:55
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Lamar Alexander

0:32:27 to 0:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: right now to try to fix it. mr. president, i urge our colleagues to support this amendment. and mr. alexander: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from t-pb tennessee

Lamar Alexander

0:32:30 to 0:37:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

0:32:48 to 0:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: mr. alexander: i to the president's state of the union address. there is talk about how the president might reconnect with the american peoe. the president himself said after the election of massachusetts republican senator, he said perhaps he had not been talking to the american people directly about core values. so if i may do this in a respectful way, i'd like to make

Lamar Alexander

0:33:09 to 0:33:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: a suggestion about what the president might say on wednesday evening. to reconnect with the american people, i would suggest that in his state of the union address, the president talk first about creating jobs. second, about reining in the national debt.

Lamar Alexander

0:33:31 to 0:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: subject. then it wouldn't hurt my elings one bit if right there and focused his unswerving attention on jobs, debt and terrorism until he had all three of them better direction. after all, in my view, the president struggled in his first

Lamar Alexander

0:33:52 to 0:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: year not only becau veered too far left, but because he took too many big bites out of too many apples and swallow them all at once. years ago i learned as a governor that a governor can, who throws himself into a single issue with everything he's got for as long as it takes can

Lamar Alexander

0:34:14 to 0:34:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: usually wear anybody else out. i think that's true for presidents too. in 1952, president dwight d. eisenhow korea." then he focused on that one problem, ended the conflict, and americans thanked him for it. i would hope president obama

Lamar Alexander

0:34:36 to 0:34:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: would focus with eisenhower-like intensity on jobs. in the 1980's, i found that the best way to do that was not to try to turn my state -- tennessee -- upside down all at once -- we were then the third-poorest state in the country and my goal was raising family incomes.

Lamar Alexander

0:34:57 to 0:35:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i didn't try to turn it upside down all at once, but i went step by step, sometimes learning as i went. amending banking laws, defending right to work, keeping debt and taxes low, recruiting japanese industry, then recruiting the auto industry both from japan and from the

Lamar Alexander

0:35:18 to 0:35:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: then building four-lane highways so that the auto suppliers could get to the new auto plants. and finally, a ten-step better schools program that includes centers and chair of excellence for higher education and helping our state become the first state to pay teachers more for teaching well.

Lamar Alexander

0:35:39 to 0:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: in my view, a step-by-step jobs strategy for the country should include tax cuts, less regulation certainty, so people can make their plans, free trade, a balanced labor climate, good educational opportunities, and clean but cheap energy. unfortunately, the president has

Lamar Alexander

0:36:00 to 0:36:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: too often proposed higher taxes, more rulation, uncertainty, protectionism, expensive labor policy, higher college as medicaid costs are passed on to states, a national energy tax, and new costs for the business that we count on to create jobs. as for debt, democrats in

Lamar Alexander

0:36:22 to 0:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: congress are trying this week to raise the national debt limit by $1.9 trillion, an amount that's more than the total federal budget in 1999. to be sure, president obama in. mr. inouye: hurted some of this, but he's -- president

Lamar Alexander

0:36:43 to 0:37:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: obama inhurted some of this, but in one year he's run up the debt nearly as much as president bush did in eight years. mr. alexander: the solution for a boat sinking because it has a hole in it is not to put more holes in it. finally, the president deserves credit for his decisions on iraq and afghanistan. but bringing terrorists from

Lamar Alexander

0:37:05 to 0:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: guantanamo to illinois, trying the 9/11 mastermind in new york city and failing to interrogate the christmas eve eve underwear bomber in detroit shows dangerous confusion about how to deal with terrorists. when i became governor of tennessee some years ago, ned mcquarter, then the democratic

Lamar Alexander

0:37:26 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: house speaker, said, "i want to help because if the governor succeeds, the state succeeds." in theame way, i want president obama to succeed. the best way for him to do that, i respectfully suggest, is to declare an end to the era of the 2,700-page bills and to work

Lamar Alexander

0:37:48 to 0:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: with both political parties step by step on jobs, debt, and terrorism to help washington

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