[Congressional Record Volume 156, Number 43 (Sunday, March 21, 2010)]
[House]
[Page H1820]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




               WE MUST END THIS DEBATE WITH UNDERSTANDING

  (Mr. TIM MURPHY of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. TIM MURPHY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, over the past 14 months, 
I have held 235 meetings and town hall meetings, received and sent 
hundreds of thousands of emails and mail, and heard from my 
constituents loud and clear. There is much we can agree on with each 
side of the aisle, but we still did not fix the underlying problem of 
health care.
  We still will have $700 billion in waste. We still will have $50 
billion wasted each year in hospital infections alone. We'll have a 
Medicare program that's going bankrupt, and, instead, we take another 
$500 billion from Medicare. We take $52 billion from Social Security.
  We cannot confuse anger with action, passion with policy, or rancor 
with results. We have to understand that we will not give up on real 
health care reform that really cuts costs and saves lives to make it 
acceptable to all. We will never, never, never give up.
  But above all, we have to make sure that this is not a moment that 
divides America. And to use the words of Abraham Lincoln, we must end 
this debate with understanding that we must have malice towards none, 
with charity for all, and to bind up the Nation's wounds. And that will 
include working together in the future to make sure we have real health 
care reform and help take care of those in need.

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