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Senate Proceeding on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 5:14:40 to 5:16:40
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Bob Corker

5:14:37 to 5:14:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: we're jeopardizing jobs. is mr. corker: i mean, i don't know how -- i don't think that could be debated in a real way. i mean there's no question that when you add these mandates, you add the taxes, you actually

Bob Corker

5:14:40 to 5:16:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

5:14:58 to 5:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: drive off, drive up one of the major cos around hiring an employee in a firm and then you add all the government intrusion, there's just the whole hassle factor to have to meet all the obligations laid out in this type of legislation, all those things just calls people to --o not want to hire folks.

Bob Corker

5:15:20 to 5:15:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and -- and, you know, the thing is that it actually affects the most responsible companies most. you know, the way this bill is written, if you're one of tho companies that hasn't been providing health benefits, you could just pay a penalty -- just

Bob Corker

5:15:42 to 5:16:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: pay a penalty and not cover it. but this bill actually doesn't just s punishes the companies that are the most responsible smaller companies in our country. so, again, you o all have said it over and over again, the core of this bill,

Bob Corker

5:16:04 to 5:16:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: regardless of all of the acutements, -- accru maybe if we lose one vote in here, i'm sure there is something confused with all the vote counting taking place over the last few weeks, but the fact is the core of this bill is detrimental to our country. i certainly appreciate serving

Bob Corker

5:16:26 to 5:16:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: with all of you. and i know that all of us would love to see care reform. i hope we're going to have the opportunity after -- after this bill is, be able to do that.

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