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Senate Proceeding on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 0:39:00 to 0:41:50
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Bob Corker

0:38:57 to 0:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and i wonder if that's not the case in all the other states represente mr. corker: you what you just said, i was looking across the other side and one on the other side here, and i'm sure there are scheduling conflicts. this is one of those issues -- i know that on medicare, the other side has been able to argue that

Bob Corker

0:39:00 to 0:41:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

0:39:19 to 0:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: they are extending medicare and yet senator gregg so clearly pointed out yesterday on national television that that's impossible because they are taking those savings to pay for a new entitlement program so really at the end of the day it will not extend the life in any way, and we all wonder why those savings are not being utilized now to make medicare more

Bob Corker

0:39:41 to 0:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: solvent, but i do wonder what my friends on the other side of the aisle would argue in favor of the largest expansion of medicaid. i mean, i think that would be a pretty hollow argument. i think everyone knows that it was all about money, that this was the cheapest way to try to meet some goals by passing it

Bob Corker

0:40:02 to 0:40:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: off to states. i'd love to hear somebody on the other side argue how health care reform where 50% of the people that are being added a thrown into the worst program that exists in america, i'd love to hear someone on the other side of the aisle argue how that's good for our country. i know that senator gregg,

Bob Corker

0:40:23 to 0:40:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: senator alexander, many others have signed onto legislation that would actually give low-income citizens choices among private companies, and with that, vouchers, nonrefundable tax credits for them to be able to pay for that. and that's something that

Bob Corker

0:40:44 to 0:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: creates robust competion, and certainly we wouldn't have these low-income individuals locked into the dungeon of the health care program that exists simply because i making in essence the value of their health care less than the values of us here in the united states senate.

Bob Corker

0:41:05 to 0:41:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: but i would anybody, anybody on the side of the aisle argue for expanding medicaid, how that's a good thing for the citizens that it covers. i now see that we have someone from the other side of the aisle here. mr. president, i don't know if we still have time to talk. i know senator johanns had some

Bob Corker

0:41:27 to 0:41:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: choice comments to make. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. the time for expired. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i rise to speak in which small businesses will be helped in this bill, and

Bob Corker

0:41:49 to 0:41:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: before my colleagues leave the floor, had some

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