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Senate Proceeding 07-21-09 on Jul 21st, 2009 :: 1:16:50 to 1:19:29
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Jim DeMint

1:16:50 to 1:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: country today. i thinkost americans would agree that we need to do everything we can to make affordable health insurance available to hopefully that's what this health reform debate will be about. unfortunately, we're seeing a pattern develop here that's been

Jim DeMint

1:16:50 to 1:19:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

1:17:13 to 1:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: go president took office and has many americans alarmed at the rapid pace that we're spending and borrowing and proposing new taxes and taking over various aspects of the american economy. i know a lot of americans are alarmed. some are outraged. and more than any other

Jim DeMint

1:17:35 to 1:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: i'm just hearing americans say why don't you just slow down and read the bills before you continue government. now we're talking about health care, and we see that same pattern of crises and rush and has to be done today. hair's on fire type of mentality

Jim DeMint

1:17:56 to 1:18:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: here in washington that we almost have to call this of stimulus health care bill, because certainly the last time the president tried to ram a massive bill through congress before we had a chance to read it, we ended up colossal stimulus failure that has actually resulted in the

Jim DeMint

1:18:17 to 1:18:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: loss of burden of debt on our children that is almost unimaginable. it makes no sense for us to follow that same health care. nearly 20% of our economy have a governme that we haven't even completely

Jim DeMint

1:18:38 to 1:18:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: seen yet that's supposed to be passed in the next two weeks, even though the bill wouldn't takesque until 2013. what -- take effect until 2013. what's the rush? the purpose of the sate is supped to be the place where the legislation comes to cool down, where we deliberate, look at the details. the president himself has

Jim DeMint

1:18:59 to 1:19:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: admitted he's not aware of the details of the bill, the bill that he is out selling every day. we do have serious problems in health care that we need to fix. the unfortunate thing is i have no confidence that the president actually wants to make health insurance affordable and available to all americans,

Jim DeMint

1:19:20 to 1:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: because when he was in the senate, republicans proposed a newspaper of alternatives that would have done a number of alternatives that would have done just that. yet in every case, every

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