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Senate Proceeding on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 4:55:15 to 4:57:25
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Bob Corker

4:55:11 to 4:55:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: in three wee. but yet doesn't really give services for four years. mr. corker: if the senator would yield, i was listening to you talk about this bill being fundamentally flawed, which it is, and i think back about the comefntses that senator mcconnell has made on the floor, and i think orrin hatch

Bob Corker

4:55:15 to 4:57:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

4:55:32 to 4:55:52( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the other day from utah expanded on it. but anything that is this major, this major of a reform that we're going to live with for generations, it should be done on in a bipartisan way. and i know that sen talked about the f something of this size should have 70 votesment, to pass a

Bob Corker

4:55:53 to 4:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: bill that will stand the test of time. earlier today i heard some of my frndles on the other side of the aisle talking a that republicans walked away. and i don't look at it that way. but i rember that very early on when we saw the basic fundamental building blocks of this bill, almost every republican senator wrote a letter to senator reid, our

Bob Corker

4:56:16 to 4:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: majority leader, and told him that if there were going to be medicare cut cuts that were leverage a whole, new entitlement, we could not support bill. and so what leader and max baucus do, they used that as

Bob Corker

4:56:38 to 4:56:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: one of the fundamental building blocks of this bill. and sthat is the -- that's paying for 50% of this bill. taking medicare cuts, a that is insolvent, and using it to leverage a new program. and so what i would say -- and i see the majority leader here on the floor that bill of this size should

Bob Corker

4:57:00 to 4:57:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: have bipartisan support. i don't know how you get bi almost everyone in our caucus wrote a letter in the very preliminary stages of negotiation to let them know that we considered that to be a fundamental flaw. we card that not to pass the commonsense test.

Bob Corker

4:57:22 to 4:57:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and yet it has been the major building block and

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