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Senate Proceeding 04-08-11 on Apr 8th, 2011 :: 3:26:35 to 3:27:55
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John Rockefeller

3:26:24 to 3:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: government which they don't like for various reasons. so it's no longer about agreeing on a dollar figure to cut from the budget. it's about trying to turn the government into the boogeyman and close its doors. let me tell you why i think that's unacceptable. it's because this is not a game at all. this is real life, and the

John Rockefeller

3:26:35 to 3:27:55( Edit History Discussion )
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John Rockefeller

3:26:47 to 3:27:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: decisions we make here have real-world implications for the people of west virginia and every other state and all over the world. let's consider what would happen if the extremist wing of the republican party gets its way and the government does, in fact, shut down. soldiers would not get their paychecks if there is a shutdown

John Rockefeller

3:27:08 to 3:27:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: we can't pass something. that's right. the servicemen and servicewomen who risk their lives so that we may live in freedom might not get paid. and you can talk, well, maybe someday they will be repaid, but in the meantime, they are living week to week and the families are and they don't get paid. that doesn't sound like a sane policy.

John Rockefeller

3:27:30 to 3:27:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: in my state of west virginia, there are more than 6.5000 people serving in the national guard. nationally, about half of the young men and women in the military are 25 years or younger, and about 40% of them have children. many of the families are on one

John Rockefeller

3:27:52 to 3:27:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: income and some are living paycheck to paycheck. now, they don't know what

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