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-- to vote tonight on a new continuing resolution to fund the government beyond next Friday's deadline until November.
The house is expected to Begin debate anytime -- the new version of the measure.
Which include sweeteners intended to persuade some of the Republicans who voted against that resolution last night.
Our next guest one of the 48 Republicans to vote against the short term continuing resolution yesterday.
But He still hopes -- government shut down can be avoided joining us tonight.
A Tea Party favorite congressman Joseph Walsh.
Of Illinois our congressman great to have you with -- -- -- -- -- -- a very busy night for you.
Have you changed your position on this continuing resolution have the modified it to the point you can vote for.
No but you know the probably still modifying it -- look now nobody.
Nobody wants to shut down this feels like deja Vu again nobody wants to go through.
Those fights again it's just we want to make sure that we I mean.
One of the reasons we came to Washington was to be as fiscally responsible as we can -- to really keep -- watch on government spending.
And it seems like you know we're sort of lose our focus a little bit.
Jobs all of this stuff is really important we've got to make the case that jobs are tied to how big this government debts so.
I expect something to pass but.
That the Republicans have got to stay as firm as we can.
You just had some thing and and then sounds almost axiomatic.
And that is that the signs -- government relates to the number of jobs can be created what do you mean by that.
We hear that all the time -- out in district you know I didn't attend.
The president's joint session a couple weeks ago on his jobs plan I went home I remember that I'll -- He does -- He does to and we sent a letter right talk to a 110 small business men and women and I asked them.
Why such a higher what do you want to do your government when it comes to a jobs policy.
One of the recommendations was government's got to stop spending all this money they've got to get.
Their books in order because these guys know eventually it's gonna hit them -- books in order.
A right now -- -- you all as best I can discern is an offset against either.
Three and a half or seven billion dollars when it comes to FEMA funding.
In the twelve and in the sweetener apparently congressman at this point put forward by Republican leadership.
Is a hundred million dollar reduction in funding.
For the Green June the Green plan that funded.
I -- slender -- I mean -- surely there can't be this kind of drama around such a pittance comparative pittance when we're talking about a trillion dollars.
Well I don't think Lou there is a lot of -- and again that's a hundred million dollars when it comes to salons are we shouldn't be spending.
And in you know it depends on who you talk to Lou when it comes to this disaster relief.
I wish we treat that separately it's this Washington have enough we put everything together.
I mean look the house Republicans voted on a budget and FY twelve budget.
This past year.
And I I'd love to get back to that number the senate hasn't even passed a budget.
It's important that we try to as -- forget the disaster relief we should take care of that that would reduce lot of 1000000000019.
Breakfast a 1000000000040.
Burglaries a 1000000000043.
At 24 billion dollars I mean.
-- some point.
You know there's a whole expression that I was -- Just don't wanna get reduced to principal.
And the fact of the matter is.
There are such important issues here I mean -- I was saying earlier -- Morton's or from.
When we were talking.
Is we're talking about.
Tax reform is a way forward to create jobs if I'm one of the 25 million people in this country doesn't have a job and I hear congressman a billionaire.
I hear anyone say to be the solution to something's -- take two to three years to get done I'm gonna be got sick.
And I think we got a higher responsibility to the country than that.
All of us as citizens let alone you folks elected office.
Well we do loop what you understand -- -- the house Republicans are in a bit of a bind here because we were sent to Washington to really try to undo.
Everything this president's done.
Which we believe has destroyed this economy.
It's caused the bumpy road but I think each and every one of these fights that we have in the super committee in the debt ceiling it's gonna come up again and then they'll be appropriations.
I ticket contrarian view I think these are good for this country -- country -- attention.
They want this they want us to come together on something but they want us to be fiscally disciplined.
I couldn't agree with you more and no one's more of a free enterprise capitalist than I am don't want to believe more in a constitutional republic and I do.
But at the same time I also know that this continuing resolution we'll take us through a to a very short period of time.
We're going to renew this debate we have just handed a month previous we also need to at some point.
Moved from government policy to the point that we can restore prosperity of this country and that seems to me your respective.
That seems to me to be an urgent critical.
That is the urgent critical need of government right now.
Absolutely -- and you and I agree on the solution get couldn't get government out of the way.
Right now -- the rest of this economy is over regulated and overtaxed they're sitting on their hands right now.
Because they're so scared at what this administration's been doing.
Again we're trying to undo a lot of that and it just makes for a bumpy road often right.
Well congressman always good to talk through the on your long evening -- have a view on and we thank you for being with congressman joining us good.
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