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Today a war over words in the debt raged on the GOP said that debt crisis we face is the president's problem to solve.
A very -- reaction to the tax increases the Democrats are trying to force into any debt deal that's made.
And since neither side is willing to budge the Democrats want more taxes the Republicans want less spending.
Perhaps only a miracle could solve the debt ceiling standoff that's certainly what my next guest recently suggested.
What would Jesus do.
Almost -- -- all anyone -- But I don't want this book clothes.
Without the clergy have -- an opportunity to possibly.
Two for -- really express themselves.
Charlie is this an honest inquiry or is this a political applaud.
-- congress deserve to be likened to the clergy.
When many members of congress have openly acted dishonestly abruptly and even MR early.
Here to discuss is the New York congressman has said that the only member of congress it would say it.
Good friend of the show Charlie Rangel congressman Rangel welcome back to freedom watch.
Thank you guys that they've made it abundantly clear I would never have -- to your uncle but.
And as -- -- what would Jesus do.
Because you might tell me that it would save as I would say judge do the right thing.
And in what I was trying to make the point.
That whether you Christian Catholic Protestant.
-- yield Waldman.
All bodes well above the yield Buddhist.
Basically what -- Democrat or Republican.
Do the right.
Today our I don't think they I don't think the good samaritan belongs to adjust out Bible I think every race has -- And that was the -- -- right there.
You have been in congress for.
40 morning let me NYSE -- member of the New York delegation -- probably participated in a debate over virtually every conceivable issue that the congress has addressed in 41 years when is the last time you said.
What would Jesus do or stated differently is this debt ceiling issue.
Becoming so partisan so rancorous so difficult to resolve that Charlie Rangel is calling for divine intervention.
In the midst of the debate.
I think a lot of people -- -- -- this because both sides have dug -- into positions.
That politically they can't get out of by 2012.
And so if we want to do do right -- what what -- and we're not just talking about the fiscal look for is that the United States of America.
But we talking about the whole world but that.
-- I was paying our debts and do -- -- right thing by those people.
Who avoidable disabled.
That a blind that that that are homeless and hopeless and so you know -- really truly believe.
That you can talk that are left right and the prices that and it doesn't look at this time like we heading toward a solution congress.
Well what grade.
No there's nothing wrong with praying and on that you -- -- -- in full court.
Congressman Rangel is it moral.
For the present generation.
To borrow from future generations.
Spend that cash now.
And kick the debt down the road.
You bet your life it doesn't sound like it is the right thing to do do borrow.
And did not pay back this up and nimble and that's why I make my point and his simple which I could say -- -- court judge.
Given these issues I would want you to do.
The right thing what is the payment of debt which we have to do and the other of is how do we -- it.
Do we pay it at -- at the expense of the bond -- bull.
At those that really -- depended on the government.
Or do we just got the people the richness that -- in the -- New testament to share in this act of ideas and sacrifices.
How many Democrats you know are offering to spend less money rather than to raise more taxes.
None I don't think is that why I think every Democrat knows that we have to spend.
Less money and we do have to raise revenue whether you call it -- -- it closes the loophole but just cutting.
Does it mean that you saving money you know what and I know.
But if you say every Democrat knows that we need to spend less money you are the only Democrat in this debate who have a might have heard save that.
The other Democrats are saying.
We can't cut entitlements we can't spend less money we have to raise taxes the president himself wants to raise taxes by a trillion senator Kent.
Conrad your colleague in the senate wants to raise taxes -- -- trillion.
Well let the record speak put itself.
President Obama and the democratic majority would we -- it.
We raised we cut 500 billion dollars of waste out of the Medicare program.
The Democrat I mean the Republicans picked that up and they usually get.
But the fact is that we were able to look at the Medicare program.
-- we have to do applications where and how to not even -- night to look we have doctors and hospitals.
That duplicate this evidence that we should be given not know how many times that you see a doctor but what was the quality of their visit.
Does the president run the risk.
His base his liberal base if he does not raise taxes between now and Election Day.
-- -- you know native resident who runs that risk losing.
Every day if we don't find some solution.
To this serious problem and so you keep saying raising taxes they.
If you have -- tax code.
Something that you as a judge knows shouldn't be the if you have what was an incentive twenty years ago right and find out that the integration -- now.
Has made book rob Anderson you ever thought they would you can't call that -- tax hike what do you that is -- -- -- -- What do you mean by the president runs the risk of losing everything do you mean reelection -- doesn't resolve the now -- issue.
-- not all of judge -- talking about.
Really -- -- great nation we need stability in out country if this thing fails for whatever reason.
Then up country failed so we would have let down of the world that depends owed us.
Paying out dads did we borrowed too much you bet your life.
Should we pay it back we cannot do anything but do it how do we do it well -- it's.
That's -- to write today.
I still don't know what Jesus would do but maybe we will -- he works through human beings find out soon.
So it's a pleasure hero's welcome and thanks for joining us bank -- Jack.