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Senate Proceeding on Dec 9th, 2010 :: 1:21:25 to 1:24:10
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Roger F. Wicker

1:21:22 to 1:21:42( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: regulations are put onto the people of mississippi, the people of wyoming and the people all across the country? mr. wicker: well, the senator is absolutely correct. coming from "the new york times" in particular, this article is an astounding bit of information for the american people, and

Roger F. Wicker

1:21:25 to 1:24:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roger F. Wicker

Roger F. Wicker

1:21:43 to 1:22:03( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: they need to know about it. i think the american people have the quaint idea that their elected officials, both in the executive branch and in the legislative branch, are -- should be the center of power. i didn't come to washington to be powerful, but at least i have

Roger F. Wicker

1:22:04 to 1:22:24( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: to stand before my constituencies every so often and get their approval. what this article says is that the bureaucrats are now at the center of power because of this obamacare legislation and the financial services legislation. we have enacted over my vote and

Roger F. Wicker

1:22:25 to 1:22:47( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: over the senator's vote from wyoming a 2,700-page health care overhaul, and yet we're told the main thing it does is empower bureaucrats and make them the decisionmakers and certainly if -- if this is the result of this unfortunate piece of

Roger F. Wicker

1:22:48 to 1:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: legislation, a governor or a speaker of the house of representatives at the state level ought to be able to quickly and plicial go to federal court and say wait a minute, this is -- this violates the tenth amendment. all we're saying is they need a path to go quickly to the federal court and challenge this.

Roger F. Wicker

1:23:11 to 1:23:32( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: i'm sure the senator noticed this. also here is just one example. in neighboring bethesda, maryland. this new obamacare law has resulted in 200 health regulators rushing to a new facility there and paying twice the fair market value. this is uncle sugar coming in. they can pay as much money as

Roger F. Wicker

1:23:33 to 1:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: they want to. they pay twice the fair market value in rent, and they have got -- they have taken over three floors of a suburban office building to begin getting started on actually writing the rules that will apply, this

Roger F. Wicker

1:23:55 to 1:24:10( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: federal mandate to the people. it's amazing, and you know actually i'll say this to my friend, when we talk about defunding the federal government, i'd like for our appropriations committees, our investigation committees, both house and senate, to look into

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