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Senate Proceeding on Mar 17th, 2011 :: 2:30:10 to 2:33:30
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Jon Kyl

2:30:02 to 2:30:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: can i have one more minute? the presiding officer: without objection. ms. landrieu: i don't see senator inouye. i'm going to ask for two or three minutes until he gets to the floor.

Mary Landrieu

2:30:10 to 2:33:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

2:30:13 to 2:30:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: that is the highest number of job loss in years. and i'm going to tell you how many when i find out exactly. the point is president obama was not the president in 2000 -- in january of 2009. or he was just sworn in in 2009. he was elected in 2008.

Mary Landrieu

2:30:36 to 2:30:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: so the job losses of the year before which started february of 2008, which was the beginning of the recession, before president obama was sworn in, we lost 83,000 jobs. in march 72,000. in april, 185,000. in may 230,000.

Mary Landrieu

2:30:57 to 2:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in july, 238,000. in august 267,000. in september 434,000. in october 509,000. in november 802,000. in december 619,000. in january, the month he got sworn in, we lost 820,000. i understand people have different views. but to blame a president who

Mary Landrieu

2:31:18 to 2:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: wasn't even in office for this recession is wrong and it's not fair. and that often happens. it doesn't happen from our ranking member, but it does happen from others around here. in addition, that terrible loss of jobs continued as wall street collapsed, fat cats ran off with the money, people's social

Mary Landrieu

2:31:41 to 2:32:03( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: security and 401(k)s -- well 401(k)s, not social security, thank goodness, but 401(k)s tanked. public pension funds that people are screaming about that something's wrong with them. yes, there's a lot of things wrong with them. the wall street collapse of greed unparalleled maybe in the history of this nation sunk so many of our public pension funds, not the fault necessarily

Mary Landrieu

2:32:04 to 2:32:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: of governors or legislators or employees themselves -- and there are some underfinding opportunity. i would say treasurer. the big culprit was the collapse of the market which started before this administration. these numbers continue. 500, 300.

Mary Landrieu

2:32:26 to 2:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: what's happening this year to 2010? is it starting to reverse? yes ma'am, it is starting to reverse. in march, a plus of 192. in april a plus of 277. in may a plus of 458. in october a plus of 171. and i could go on. the point is that, you know,

Mary Landrieu

2:32:48 to 2:33:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: it's not all gloom and doom. there are some things that are working. we need to keep working together. that's why senator snowe and i are on the floor -- and i see senator inouye coming and it's time to go to the c.r. but we are working together the way our committee has had a tradition of working to try to take a bill here, a bill there,

Mary Landrieu

2:33:11 to 2:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: putting good programs in place, putting new ideas, thinking outside of the box because we all have to do the best we can to get this economy moving again. so i just wanted to say for the record, to submit this data. i see the chairman of the appropriations committee. and i believe at this time, madam president, i will yield the floor and proceed to the

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