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Senate Proceeding on Mar 2nd, 2009 :: 0:52:00 to 0:55:04
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Thad Cochran

0:52:00 to 0:52:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: it represents putting politicians first and the people last. that's what this this bill represents. it represents the exact opposite of what our president said he wanted which was "chan believe in," and now we have just wt you saw before president obama became president.

Thad Cochran

0:52:00 to 0:55:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran

0:52:21 to 0:52:42( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: behavior. tons of earmarks that's a totally different question. this bill has billion for the year of which we just increased most of these agencies on average of around 80% with the stimulus bill.

Thad Cochran

0:52:43 to 0:53:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: now we're going to increase it another 8.4%. and we're not supposed to off amendments. we're not supposed to take out things that are obviously pro quo in terms of earmarks and campaign contributions. as the senator

Thad Cochran

0:53:04 to 0:53:24( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: mentioned, from the straw donors that we're seeing, or are being investigated right now. the way to get our government back is to have free and debate in the greatest deliberative body in the world which is supposed to be the united states senate. now we can't offer amendments on a bill that is almost half of

Thad Cochran

0:53:25 to 0:53:46( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the entire discretion aspending of the country. because we're not sure they want to take a vote on a bill. and i haven't been bashful about what i want to there's an emmett till bill we passed under great controversy here. we get it there's not one penny for

Thad Cochran

0:53:47 to 0:54:07( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: funding unsolved crimes in this bill which your side promised would be in this spending. you are who had -- abandoning the family whos had crimes in this year and reneging on a promise that said you would put the money in the justice

Thad Cochran

0:54:08 to 0:54:29( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: department. and yet there's not a penny there. so we're high and mighty when it comes to authorizing and high and mighty when we promise to do the right thing but when it comes down to it we would rather give earmarks for pig smell than fund the solution for unsolved

Thad Cochran

0:54:30 to 0:54:50( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: civil rights crimes. i wouldell you by doing that i think we have dishonored a great to make sure that bill got passed. the least of which is not alvin sax, a man who has dedicated the last continue years of his life

Thad Cochran

0:54:51 to 0:55:05( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: to seeing that justice was not denied to these and here we have a bill which we made promise after promise we would take care of and we have done nothing. of course, nobody wants to change this bill.

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