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Senate Proceeding on Aug 4th, 2010 :: 0:27:20 to 0:31:05
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Judd Gregg

0:27:16 to 0:27:38( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: discussion, but we think we'll step down while you make your remarks. mr. gregg: i want to get back to the essence of what saying because it really goes to this point. people look at this and they say, my of money coming to the state. what's it really coming for?

Judd Gregg

0:27:20 to 0:31:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judd Gregg

Judd Gregg

0:27:39 to 0:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: and who's really paying for it? this money doesn't appear on trees and get picked up in the morning by truck that's drive by and dropped off. this money is taken from somebody else to be used for this purpose and when you go to the essence of what this bill is about, it's to pay off education unions. mine, that's what this is about.

Judd Gregg

0:28:02 to 0:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: i mean, let's not be -- let's not be coy about what's happening around here. the education unions are the single biggest interest group represented at the democratic nationalonvention. think 26% of the delegates at the democratic national convention were teachers. members of teachers unions.

Judd Gregg

0:28:25 to 0:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: they probably not teachers. they were probably administrators. and so what's happening here? well, a lot of states are trying to reorganize the because they're in hard times. and most states are not able to print money. none are the way the federal government does so they actually have to be fiscally disciplined. so what they're saying to all of

Judd Gregg

0:28:47 to 0:29:07( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: the different categories in their states is we're going to adjust here. they're going through a very aggressive -- i know it's happening in new hampshire and i suspect in tennessee and i suspect most states, they're going through a process of making tough decisions so they can get their housing in -- house inrder relative to

Judd Gregg

0:29:08 to 0:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: things like the cost of education. but that has upset the teachers unions. and so now we get a bill on the floor of the senate to basically put the states in the position where they will have to maintain the teachers union status relative to employees and

Judd Gregg

0:29:29 to 0:29:49( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: actually add to it at the expense of the employers in those states, of the people and the people who go to work in those states, at the expense of the companies are deemed multinationals. well, in new hampshire we've got a lot of companies that are multinational. we're quite proud of that.

Judd Gregg

0:29:50 to 0:30:10( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: we're proud that we're an export-oriented state. that a lot of our major employers -- i suspect five major employers are all deemed multinationals. well, they're not going to be able to hire as many people in new hampshire because o the fact that they're going to get hit with this huge tax bill the purpose of which isn't actually

Judd Gregg

0:30:11 to 0:30:31( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: to improve the situation, the states are working on, the purpose of which is to take care of a constituency group that happens to have a significant amount of influence, it's called a special interest unless it happens to be a liberal group and then they're called concerned citizens or something, but in this case it's a special

Judd Gregg

0:30:32 to 0:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: interest group. and this bill is nothing more than a payoff to special interest groups at the expense of another group who happens to in new hampshire. mr. alexander: the senator has been talking about education. there is another important part of the bill, medicaid. this is a federal program with

Judd Gregg

0:30:53 to 0:31:05( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: the new health care law more than 60 union people will belong to, but here is what the bill also does. according to the "wall street journal" article on may 20, becae of this bill, and as a result of this bill if it should

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