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Tonight -- a -- -- out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Have you heard of this operation fast and furious that was the criminal enterprise run by federal law enforcement.
As a result of which one of its own was murdered more on that later in the show but first we turn to do.
House speaker John Boehner is facing the He got his proposed deficit reduction plan.
After the government auditors reported his plan would reduce less than one trillion in spending.
The speaker delayed voting on the plan so us to come up with some more last minute cuts.
But now the GOP can't seem to agree on whether even approves of the speakers approach.
As the saving grace as the hellish debate ceiling debate rages at Burger -- party leanings small government minded lawmakers.
In the house condemned the plan.
Claiming -- -- to low and still increase the debt.
But then through the course of the day the plan gradually won over a growing number of Republicans and then by the end of the day lawmakers in the senate pointed out and rightly so.
That the speaker's plan would still lead us down the road to -- credit downgrade.
So will there be enough votes for the speaker's plan when it's finally called up for a vote I sure hope not.
But very answers we turned a Florida Republican congressman Connie Mack congressman Mack at the pleasure welcome back to freedom watch.
It's great to be with you again judge thank you of course -- things seem to be happening very very quickly on Capitol Hill these days it's everybody's trying to rush rush towards the magical date that.
Secretary of the treasury Geithner -- said the government will default of the -- are more money.
On Tuesday August 2 where things stand now does it look like the debt ceiling will go up.
Or does it look like a bizarre combination of small government Republicans.
And big government Democrats will keep the speaker from getting his way.
Well you know I I don't know I if I had a crystal ball that would be great but I don't but here's what I do know is.
I won't vote for a plan and -- we balance the budget I mean look the idea that we're gonna continue to raise the debt ceiling when we don't have the money.
Is is crazy to me I just don't know why we would continue to raise the debt ceiling.
With out a way to balance our budget.
And every one at home needs to understand that we are spending roughly one point five trillion more in we bring in and none of these plans that we've talked about.
Balance the budget.
-- cutting spending and I think the -- what you said is the last phrase none of these plans balances the budget.
All of them or both of them there's really right now the speakers and Harry Reid's.
Increase the deficit in the case of the speaker -- and a half in the case of senator -- two and a half trillion.
-- other Republicans agree with you.
Or is Republican leadership going around twisting arms and making all kinds of promises to get them to vote for something which is against their own instincts and against their own values.
Well I've I know that there are a number of members to agree with me.
Or I should say and we all agree.
But no the the speaker in the leadership is doing what they think is right to get the votes for the speaker's bill.
Look all what I can do is make the argument that what we should be doing.
Is balancing the budget.
What we cannot continue to spend one point five trillion more than we bring in we need to cut spending this isn't a revenue problem.
This is government can't control itself they can't stop spending money we need to balance the budget before we allow any kind of increase in the debt ceiling.
That's why this is such an important and crucial debate at such a crucial time in American political history.
Because the Republicans even the small government Republicans of which you are foremost.
Have the power within their own hands.
To force the government to live within its own means simply by voting down any and every effort.
To let the government borrow more money but what I want you to tell me is that someone should Wear your other act.
Net not just because we're friends and I'm playing games but I want you to tell me.
What do these big government Republicans say what John Boehner say.
It became on the show what what Eric Cantor say what conceivable.
Argument are they making.
In favor of letting this run away crazy government down at the White House spend another trillion and a half more dollars which they don't have.
You know what judge I've been in politics a few years now one of the things that I think I've learned better is not to try to speak for others.
So I'm not gonna I'm not gonna try to answer that for speaker Boehner and for the majority leader and others what I will say is this.
If we pass a bill that raise the debt ceiling.
I 2.4 trillion or anything like that that means we accept the fact that we're gonna have a seventeen trillion dollar.
It is our debt to income or revenue -- ratio is still out of balance that if the government was an individual they could not get a credit card.
We can no longer continue to let the debt grow like it is we have to balance the budget congressman Connie Mack keep up the good fight thanks for joining us.
Thank you judge.