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Senate Proceeding on Sep 27th, 2010 :: 6:15:20 to 6:19:50
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Sherrod Brown

6:15:16 to 6:15:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: again, if my colleagu colleagues on the other side of the aisle, do they know -- know people who lost their health insurance when a plant shut down and went to china. do they know people who had their homes foreclosed on because they lost their jobs and health insurance and have nowhere else to turn? yet instead of debating this,

Sherrod Brown

6:15:20 to 6:19:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

6:15:37 to 6:15:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: they're standing up and arguing in support of these tax laws an trade laws that have started to bankrupt our country and surely have caused our industry to decline, they just change the subject. they don't want to debate it. senator durbin said and i will echo it and make the same offer, i will go to any state in the country with any of my

Sherrod Brown

6:15:58 to 6:16:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: republican colleagues and we'll have an open, fair, debate on this tax law and trade law. i'd love to g united states and have a public debate and show the american people how -- how -- how much this has undermine our sovereignty, our wealth, our

Sherrod Brown

6:16:19 to 6:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: mr. president, they -- when -- you know, there -- not willing to debate it. but when we bring this forward you know they'll object and you know what the sean rules are, one -- what the senate rules are, one person can stand up and object. they're way more interested in scoring political debates than debating the merits of this and really showing what we need to

Sherrod Brown

6:16:40 to 6:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: do as nation to begin to restore our manufacturing base. mr. president, i -- i would -- i would conclude with this, i hear my republican colleagues talk about how critical of everything that president obama has done. that's fine. that's politics but what they're arguing we should do is go back to the policies that got us into

Sherrod Brown

6:17:01 to 6:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: this. let me put a little bit of historical context. eight years -- excuse me, eight years of president clinton, january 20, 1993 to jan 20, 2001, 22 million private sector net job increase in this country. eight years from january 20,

Sherrod Brown

6:17:23 to 6:17:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: 2001 to january 202009, eight years of george bush, one million jobs created not enough to keep up with an increase in population. eight years of president clinton, wages went up for the great majority of americans. eight years of george bush, wages went down for the majority of americans. eight years of bill clinton at the end of his eighth year, he

Sherrod Brown

6:17:44 to 6:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: left a budget surplus that was the highest in american history. after eight years of george bush, he left a deficit that at that time was the highest in american history. and they have the gall to be critical of everything barack obama has don't like he created this. they have the gall to argue that

Sherrod Brown

6:18:05 to 6:18:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the voters should choose them to go back to the same philosophy. they're not saying or doing anything different. they still say tax cuts for the richest americans. they still say privatization of medicare and privatization of social security. thank god we didn't pass that five years ago. they still say more trade agreements that outsource jobs. they still say don't change the

Sherrod Brown

6:18:26 to 6:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: tax laws no matter how much damage they've done to us. they'll still say that we should deregulate wall street. mr. president, that's the contrast and that's what this debate is all about, the contrast. do we want to move forward -- move forward and write tack law and trade law that will create a middle class so we don't see

Sherrod Brown

6:18:47 to 6:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: another american standard close in ohio and another ohio art company close and another vacuum cleaner producer an another huffy bicycle company close in ohio and move offshore. in the end, mr. president, it speaks volume about republican loilties, loilties to these large corporation that's outsource jobs.

Sherrod Brown

6:19:08 to 6:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: no real loyalty these communities, no real loyalty to these small companies and no real loyalty to the workers. when a plant closes, we know the damage it does to teachers, firefighters and mental health counselors and libraries and police officers, and we know what it does to the wealth of our country and the standard of

Sherrod Brown

6:19:29 to 6:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: living of far too many people. the question, ultimately, mr. president, is who's side are you on? one thing for sure is clear, who's on the side for working families and communities, that's why this legislation is so important, that's why we need to move when fixing our trade law and tax law so that manufacturing jobs begin to move back to this country and we can

Sherrod Brown

6:19:50 to 6:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: protect that industrial base

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