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Senate Proceeding on May 11th, 2010 :: 0:43:15 to 0:45:15
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Jim DeMint

0:43:10 to 0:43:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: is this an area of governance that affects all of our daily lives that we should leave

David Vitter

0:43:15 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Vitter

David Vitter

0:43:18 to 0:43:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: purely up to the elites without ever having full transparency and a full opportunity for debate? or altnatively, is this still america, and is congress and the american people deserving full openness? let me read this quote ain, madam president, because, again,

David Vitter

0:43:40 to 0:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: it goes to the heart of the issue. quote -- "we run the risk, by laying out the pros and cons of a particular argument, of inducing people to join in on the debate. and in this regard, it is possible to lose control of a process that only we fully understand." close quote.

David Vitter

0:44:02 to 0:44:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: if you adopt that offensive, in my opinion, elitist attitude, vote against the vitter amendment. if you think we should have much greater openness and transparency and the opportunity for a full debate, with all of the protections to protect individual interest rate, other decisions that i have laid out,

David Vitter

0:44:23 to 0:44:43( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: please vote for the vitter amendment. again, madam president, i will support the sanders amendment. it's an important and appropriate onetime look back, onetime look in the rear-view mirror about a very important period of time, particularl

David Vitter

0:44:44 to 0:45:04( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: 2008-2009, when the fed was busier and more active with more aggressive policy than ever before. but the opportunity for that aggressive policy is not over. we see that this week with the fed participating with european national europe.

David Vitter

0:45:05 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: we need this opportunity on an ongoing basis. we need t in addition, we need a full audit.

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