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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2009 :: 6:26:05 to 6:29:20
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Lindsey Graham

6:25:56 to 6:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: of the reasons president obama won is because he convinced young people in this country that if i get to be president this, country's going to change for the better. we're going to d differently. and that resonated with people because, quite frankly, when we were in charge as republicans, we let people down. you know, we let things get out of control on our watch.

Lindsey Graham

6:26:05 to 6:29:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

6:26:17 to 6:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: some of our going to jail. the iraq war was not popular. so you've got this new young, exciting, very articulate figure come along and promise a new way of doing business. that's what hurt this bill. the special deals you just mentioned reminds us all

Lindsey Graham

6:26:39 to 6:27:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: congress is in such low standing. the 60th vote, how did they get it? did they negotiate the 60th vote on c-span in a transparent mann promised in the campaign, that we would have on c-span so you the american people could watch what was being given and what was being taken and there would be no more

Lindsey Graham

6:27:02 to 6:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: backroom deals? they took one senator who is the key guy, and they put him in a room, and we had no access to that room, and no democrat really did either. and after it was all said and done, here's what resulted from those negotiations that were not on c-span. nebraska is going to be the only

Lindsey Graham

6:27:24 to 6:27:44( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: state in the union, ladies and gentlemen, that new medicaid enrollees will be covered by the federal government. every other state in the union, when you sign up a new person on medicaid, because you're expanding the number of people eligible for medicaid, your state is going to have matching contribution. in my state of south carolina

Lindsey Graham

6:27:45 to 6:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: w-rbgs 12% unemployment, there will be a people eligible for medicaid thupbd bill this bill than exists today. it will cost south carolina $1 million. but if you live in nebraska, it doesn't cost you because that's what it took to get a vote. if that's change we can believe in, count me out.

Lindsey Graham

6:28:06 to 6:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: and if that's okay with the american people, i can tell you our best days are behind us. insurance companies in nebraska got a deal that no other insurance company in the nion got. physicians-owned hospitals in nebraska got a deal got. louisiana got millions of dollars to help with their

Lindsey Graham

6:28:27 to 6:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: medicaid problems that nobody else got. if you want your country to be run in a more businesslike fashion, then you need to speak up. you've got a chance between now and sometime in january, when this goes back to the house, to let your voice be heard. so to my good friend from nevada, the special deals in

Lindsey Graham

6:28:49 to 6:29:10( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: this bill are not they are the same old crap that we've been putting wup for decades -- putting up with for decades up here and people thought was going to come to an end. and it's going to hurt your children's ability to have half of what you've got because they can't make it because you're about to pass on a bill to them they can't pay.

Lindsey Graham

6:29:11 to 6:29:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: so what i hope will happen to my good friend, the senator from nevada, that people will take their government back. and if you think this deal from nebraska is unacceptable, speak up and speak out a

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