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Senate Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2009 :: 4:50:35 to 4:51:50
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Joseph Lieberman

4:50:24 to 4:50:44( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: over the bill adds protections for whistle-blowers who work for state or local governments or private contractors who generally have no protection against retaliation if they disclose waste or fraud in the spending of these stimulus funds. and a special web site called will provide

Joseph Lieberman

4:50:45 to 4:51:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: transparency by posting information about spending, including grants, contracts, and all oversight any american wl be able to report on waste, fraud or abuse when they see it. but our committee is going to police this, working with this board, and stick with it to do our best to make sure every taxpayer dollar is spent efficiently.

Joseph Lieberman

4:51:08 to 4:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: final point, i cospons senator isakson a proposal to create a homebuyer tax credit of 5,000 to help stimulate the home buying sector economy, raise home values along with the 0 billion that the secretary of the treasury has to use to prevent foreclosures and modify delinquent mortgages. unfortunately, the conference

Joseph Lieberman

4:51:30 to 4:51:55( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: committee determined that our proposal was too expensive to fund. it ended upcoming in at over 5 billion. but there was a good compromise to create an ,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit, no recapture -- in other words, you don't have to pay it back -- can be used until the end of this

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