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Senate Proceeding on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 12:28:45 to 12:29:45
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Tom Harkin

12:28:41 to 12:29:01( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: make this bill look like it's paid for. the presiding senator's time has mr. thune: we ought to strike it from the bill, and i hope my lleagues will support this amendment. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, the class act is a voluntary, self--funded insurance program,

Tom Harkin

12:28:45 to 12:29:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

12:29:02 to 12:29:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: by people who are presently employed. there are no taxpayer dollars whatsoever. the statement that the senator has referred to was made before we make sure it is paid for. it is all paid for. in fact, the senator from new hampshire in our offered an amendment to make sure that it was fully funded for 75 years. the congressional budget office has certified this will be solventor 75 years.

Tom Harkin

12:29:26 to 12:29:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: plus it will save taxpayers' money. by letting people put some money aside so if they become disabled, they can stay at home rather than going to a nursing home, we save medicaid dollars. so this saves taxpayers' dollars from paying more into medicaid in the future. so, mr. president, i raise a point of order that the thune

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