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Now you guys joining us now is senator Dan Coats of Indiana -- Today called also called for a balanced budget amendment that would limit government spending and make it harder to increase taxes thank you for joining us senator.
Did you hear anything new today did you hear anything other than what center points out a bunch of finger pointing.
Well real disappointment in the if there's ever a time when -- president has to step up and lead it's now been we've been waiting for him to do this look.
No matter what congress does -- the president doesn't support it it's not gonna happen.
And he knows that but to turn this into.
-- political game and -- for the 2012 elections certainly doesn't help us get anywhere on these negotiations.
It's not responsible and I'm just very disappointed the president -- chose this tactic.
Senator there's there's that some I think there's a pledge out there believe it's called cap cut and balance -- I get a cut spending caps spending but the balance one.
That seems to be the hardest one to get to.
Well it is but you know in the end we have to lock this in with a balanced budget amendment.
Now it's gonna take time to get this course -- states we'll have to ratify it became very close in the ninety's to passing balanced budgets and if we had done that.
-- had that amendment we wouldn't be in this pickle we're in today.
Nevertheless if you want to lock this in for the long term there's going to be a commitment to that keeps spending more than you take in and a balanced budget does that.
And Searle obviously the right to the -- big issues on the right is the military spending.
The GOP entity parties want to -- -- -- military spending.
Well look I mean the thing to do we can't define whether or not -- want a strong military by simply the total amount of money spent.
You gotta find efficiencies military that's about gates has been trying to do in the military's willing to do that they understand that were.
In its fiscal situation which can hurt the military in the future we don't get a hold of -- and they're willing to do their part.
We don't wanna sacrifice effectiveness we don't want to sacrifice -- national security.
But we -- it's a big bureaucracy we can find savings they're like you can find elsewhere everybody has to contribute what they can.
National securities really has to remain a priority but we can find savings in the military has said will work together to do that.
Senator what do you think is gonna happen to think really get done.
How realistic cut or just another token two trillion dollar raising the debt ceiling with a couple of things back and forth thought because -- between you and I and the rest of people watching here.
Thank get a cut of for fourteen trillion in another I don't know six trillion over the next few years right.
I'm becoming increasingly concerned that without white house leadership of the president's engagement in the real issues.
We're not gonna get there and that's -- that's a tragedy because it affects every American.
It doesn't bring us out of this economic -- that -- in and get people back to work he's got to step up.
In this time not to quit pointing fingers but can you could tax every billionaire to death in the united and begin to touch this problem.
Government spends too much if we don't address that problem we're not -- -- I would have to leave it there thank you very much.
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