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Art for more on the super committee's failure to reach an agreement we're joined now -- democratic congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Ohio.
Begin with same question I asked Republican congressman at the top -- hour.
What do you say to Americans -- are losing faith in elected officials ability to rein in this deficits.
Well first of -- whatever congress does and the president does have to produce jobs and your growth economy enhanced to be balanced.
I'd been in congress for many years and know back in the ninety's when we produced a balanced plan.
-- had revenues as well as spending cuts on the table we were able to bring the deficit under control and actually pay down.
So much of the accumulated debt so number one I know it's possible.
But you can't be ideologically divided you've got to be able to put everything on the table and I think the problem this time.
Was the Republicans simply would not agree to put the tax cuts for millionaires.
And above on the table.
This creates a real problem because if you're going to cut social security and Medicare which means -- take spending out of the economy.
That is going to be a downdraft on growth and their proposal was to cut defense by nearly 600 billion dollars.
That is a non starter so it wasn't sensible it didn't make sense it wasn't balanced.
And if I might say -- also this whole process of going to a super committee.
Undermines the representative nature of our government -- money Appropriations Committee.
We've made cuts substantial cuts we know how to make cuts you shouldn't completely disenfranchise the committee.
That's in charge of spending and -- the Ways and Means Committee -- -- sitting on the sidelines that's the revenue committee you can't get the place to function.
When you create this -- called a super committee.
No one coming here with Republican senator pat -- -- compromised.
Where he did offer the other side of revenue.
As Democrats demanded although he says in a statement today shortly after the super committee failed at the announcement was made enforce our democratic colleagues.
Refuse to agree is as you just -- me to any meaningful deficit reduction without one trillion job crashing as he calls and tax increases.
I mean that was a compromise.
You clearly don't take it is such.
Well I'll tell you I don't know anything that went on in the super committee because there is in -- written record as far as I know.
And to meet -- to go to the top end of the income scale the top 1%.
And make sure.
That those vast tax benefits that -- just debt narrow sector.
They took them off the table you cannot yet.
To the levels that we need to get to in order to balance the budget if we look back at the last decade when President Bush enacted those we had no job growth in fact we had job loss -- thousand jobs last month.
He was in office -- vaporize disappeared.
We know that tax cuts alone don't bring jobs you need a balanced plan.
With the consumer spending that is.
As well as responsible cuts across.
Many many many programs I don't I think it's very hard for super committee to do -- -- because -- violates the regular order of congress.
From a political standpoint you have the president with the do nothing congress how do you feel about that.
Especially as -- -- in the president gears up his reelection campaign now.
Be well let me say this -- heard that the president said today he sounds forceful to -- We have a new budget process underway -- in the new year I hope we will send up but.
A budget that reflects the need to both.
Increased revenues by that top 1% and also makes responsible spending cuts we can get their failure is not an option.
We'll leave it there good place indeed thank you congressman --
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