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Senate Proceeding 07-21-09 on Jul 21st, 2009 :: 1:19:35 to 1:20:34
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Jim DeMint

1:19:35 to 1:19:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and affordable to americans, he voted "no." because i really think we have to recognize that the point of this health care debate is not to make sure that every american is insured but to make sure the government is running our health care system. the most personal and private part of our lives they're talking about turning over to bureaucrats at the federal level.

Jim DeMint

1:19:35 to 1:20:34( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim DeMint

1:19:58 to 1:20:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: this makes no sense. one of the basic things t could do is to be fair to those who don't get their health insurance at work. if people get insurance at work as we do here in congress, your employer can deduct the cost of it, and the

Jim DeMint

1:20:21 to 1:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: kphraoe is exempt from paying tax -- and the employee is exempt from paying taxes on those benefits, equivalent to a $5,000 benefits to family who get health care or health insurance at work. why can't we offer that same fairness to americans who don't

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