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Senate Proceeding on Jul 29th, 2010 :: 6:54:55 to 6:57:55
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Carl Levin

6:54:51 to 6:55:12( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: would thinks that good politics. mr. schumer: i thank my colleague. ms. landrieu: i see the senator from michigan. mr. levin: i wonder if i might through the chair inquire the chairman of the small business committee unless the majority leader is seeking to be -- seeking the floor. i'm trying to figure out exactly

Carl Levin

6:54:55 to 6:57:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

6:55:13 to 6:55:35( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: here why it is that the republicans who over and over again say and understand that small business is the of at least two-thirds of the jobs, and maybe more. i used new jobs in this country were created by small business. but at least two-thirds. the republicans, i think, believe that small businesses

Carl Levin

6:55:36 to 6:55:56( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: are the creator and generator of new jobs. i -- as i understand it, organization that's represent small business have endorsed this bill. ms. landrieu: yes. mr. levin: that the senator from louisiana has done such a brilliant job in putting together. i'm trying to figure out how is

Carl Levin

6:55:57 to 6:56:17( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: it in that situation where the small business organizations or those purporting to represent small business have supported this bill and where the republicans say, and i think believe, that small businesses are great generator of jobs, are we now in a position where despite those things being true, the republicans are not letting

Carl Levin

6:56:18 to 6:56:39( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: us proceed to a bill supported by those organization? is that where we're at? ms. landrieu: that seems where we are and that's why i say i feel like i'm in alice in wonderland because it's topsy-turvy. mr. levin: i would hope that the organizations which purport to support small business -- and,

Carl Levin

6:56:40 to 6:57:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: by the way, the community banks -- the greatest complaint when i go home, just about, other than the general one, where are the jobs? is that credit is not avaable to small businesses who have never missed a payment, have contracts to provide services or goods and can't get credit.

Carl Levin

6:57:02 to 6:57:22( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: this provision has business for credit to flow, the small business community is supportive of this bill. between now and the time that the majority leader moves to reconsider that vote, that we would hear loud and clear from those organizations representing community bankers, representing small businesses, and make they

Carl Levin

6:57:23 to 6:57:43( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: just have to say more loudly and clearly that this filibuster is wrong. wrong for main street, wrong for the organizations that they represent, whether it's community bankers or small businesses, we ought to be here. if the nfib has broken on this already and community bankers have spoken on this, i would hope that they would speak a lot

Carl Levin

6:57:44 to 6:57:55( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: more loudly and a lot more clearly and a lot more forcefully. this is the big job creator where i come from. and i would just hope that we would hear more clearly and forcefully from those

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