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Senate Proceeding on Jun 18th, 2009 :: 1:13:25 to 1:16:55
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Johnny Isakson

1:13:20 to 1:13:25( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: pay for the new language on employer mandates, the government plan, and the

John McCain

1:13:25 to 1:16:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John McCain

John McCain

1:13:26 to 1:13:47( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: biological drug regulation. there is a government option that will be part of this legislation; i.e., government takeover, eventually in my view of the health care system in america, something that a majority of americans h voiced their deep concern about,

John McCain

1:13:48 to 1:14:08( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: employer mandates, and biological drug regulation. so, here we are moving forward on -- and -- and the administration spokesperson in the last couple of days said that the bill that considered by the "help" committee is not -- quote -- "the administration bill."

John McCain

1:14:09 to 1:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: what is thedministration's bill? where is the administration's bill and we have no idea what the provisions that i just mentioned will cost or whether they'll create jobs or not. now -- and whether the american people will be called upon to

John McCain

1:14:30 to 1:14:50( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: pay an increase in taxes, and if so, who will pay them. i don't forward with legislation that, frankly, you don't know how you're going to pie for. -- how you're going to pay for. so how can the president and the majority expect the american people to take them seriously when they talk of wanting a bipartisan flood addresses their

John McCain

1:14:51 to 1:15:12( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: needs when at the same time majority members and their staff have written without any input from this side of the aisle? i assure you, the american people would have much confidence in this effort if both republicans and were working together on health care reform. instead of changing washington,

John McCain

1:15:13 to 1:15:35( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: it sounds an awful lot like an one-sided effort to jam a bill through before the american people understand what's in it. just this morning there's some very interesting date tafplt according to a -- data. according to a survey the president holds a 57% rating, which is very good. on health care his approval rating is 44%.

John McCain

1:15:36 to 1:15:57( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: that is way down, and it's down because the american people are beginning to figure out that we're goingo have a proposal that will end in government control of americans' health care, and it will squeeze out competition, and it will be incredibly expensive. as i mentioned, the c.b.o. preliminary estimate is $1

John McCain

1:15:58 to 1:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: trillion that insures only people. and it leaves 32 million people without health insurance. so, we hear that the finance committee, as i mentioned, is in such disarray over the cost in policies in their postponed their consideration

John McCain

1:16:20 to 1:16:42( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: until after the 4th of july break. they obviously don't have the policies together enough to move forward. it appears to me from service on the health committee that it does not either. i think the only reasonable thing to do is to go back to the drawing board. let's go back to the beginning. let's sit down together and work out a reasonable proposal that

John McCain

1:16:43 to 1:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: we can go to the american people that says that we will provide them with affordable and available health care. every american knows that costs are outf control. everybody knows there be reform.

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