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Senate Proceeding on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 4:41:55 to 4:43:45
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Bob Corker

4:41:53 to 4:42:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: judgment on this a senator: and if i could respond to that. i've only been around here about three years but i passed an incredible scene. mr. corker: i think many of you coming to the floor may have seen it. but there's a huge gaggle of journalists and reporters and folks waiting outside of a room where our colleagues are meeting meeting. and the reason that this bill

Bob Corker

4:41:55 to 4:43:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

4:42:16 to 4:42:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: does not know, i came from a world where if you had a problem, you identified what the problem was and then you had sort of a central strategy that you built out try to lower costs, which is i think what all of thought that health care reform would do. le greater access for the american people. well, instead of that, we've had

Bob Corker

4:42:39 to 4:43:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: a process where it's been literally like 50 yellow stick-ems were put up on the wall and let's f can get 60 votes. there hasn't been an attempt to actually lower costs. try to create a mechanism where americans can actually choose with transparency the type of

Bob Corker

4:43:01 to 4:43:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: plans that work for them. instead, it's been a game from the very beginning about trying to get 60 votes, and that's why none of the goals except for one has bee out to achieve. this is going to drive premiums up, it's going to add to deficit, it's going to make medicare more insolvent, which

Bob Corker

4:43:22 to 4:43:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: is pretty incredible, because just when i got here, there was a bipartisan effort to make medicare more instead, we're using money from that to leverage a whole new program, unfunded mandates to states, new taxes, as the senator from south dakota was talking about. so,gain, what's happening in this room, the reason i bring up

Bob Corker

4:43:43 to 4:43:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the 50 yes yellow stick-ems on the wall, some of which were circled

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