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-- -- so what sends a clear is that America is disgusted with Washington's failure to address the debt.
And are blaming both Republicans and Democrats so.
If it is a referendum on spending cuts or higher taxes who will have the upper hand.
Let's -- Republican congressman Michael Burgess a Texas and democratic congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of California.
To the ladies first that congresswoman Sanchez what do you think who has the upper hand now.
Well David I think both parties need to get back to the table again.
-- did because -- super committee couldn't get its job done by tomorrow doesn't mean that.
With there won't be negotiating going on until now in October 1 of this coming year which is when twenty -- -- and those.
Separate station cop cuts go into effect so.
You know well I'm very disappointed -- the people who were at the table and -- that was going on.
I think there any people in the congress.
-- who sit in the middle who I want to work together who are working together on other issues.
Who are trying to get if you well that television or in this issues so that we can Begin to solve the problem.
Of our congressman Burgess I have to admit I never had Hawaii -- -- back in August we had a debate at Fox News.
And and Newt Gingrich during that debate of the Republican contenders said the -- it's never gonna happen right before Thanksgiving news said the whole thing is gonna fall apart indeed that's exactly what happened.
Now as our last -- said.
It's just up to the voters as -- -- yeah well yes but Carlson's inches is correct the -- this final the final lack of this drama is yet.
To be played out in -- many ways although you're right people are disgusted with both sides today.
You know regular order sometimes can be your friend in the United States congress and these cuts will go to the committees.
The cuts are are -- that's baked into the cake the cuts are going to happen but how they happen is is yet to be written.
And perhaps perhaps over these next several months.
We can make an attempt to get the policy right well but -- -- -- -- polygamy for a -- of a bigger -- election days into drama Cornwell and that's the point is that getting a deal done an election year is impossible is it not.
Now I don't act -- act I don't.
-- if if if that -- the case.
You know what who what and why even bother to show up -- an election -- -- campaign.
Which security question is what the president -- but still it is our job -- we we are we our the people's houses of the work we're supposed to be -- Well I actually a lot of Americans just -- calls would say it perhaps is better if you stayed home but go ahead congress incentives.
There people in the House of Representatives and on the senate side -- mean people are surprised because over this last couple of weeks as I was talking about what was going on with the super committee.
A lot of people -- surprise for example that I not only was talking to is of the Democrats on the committee but also the Republicans on the committee.
I think that there's a way that we can still work this through -- and believe that there are.
A good number of good people in the congress who want to work -- -- I know that there are several blue dogs that had been reaching across island and I'm a member of the blue dog sit talked to some of our counterparts.
On the Republican side.
And I think -- the weekend that comp to the white.
Decisions and I think those decisions will be -- get it if we.
Push out if we do the right thing if we I think for the American people the American people will reward us in the -- congresswoman even -- you.
And -- my duration and they can't make up their mind that we have we we have a perfect example you're in the armed services committee.
We have Defense Secretary Panetta as saying if congress fails to act target about the automatic cuts.
The Department of Defense will face devastating automatic across the board cuts double terrorists seem in the nation's defense he clearly doesn't want cuts and events but -- -- President Obama.
Saying the opposite I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending.
-- the president on its own Defense Secretary can't speak in the same voice how can congress.
David -- The president's through his former defence secretary Secretary Gates asked Secretary Gates defined over 400 billion dollars what the cuts starting this fiscal year -- -- for the next ten years.
And in fact many of us have been working with secretary Leon Panetta to get that done what secretary.
Panetta is worried about.
It's not just these 465.
Billion dollars that were looking for in the next ten years.
But starting in 2013 -- come -- an accommodation that's what's so important.
For Republicans and Democrats to come back.
Together and to work this thing through if we don't do that.
It's ten another 600 billion dollars on top of -- sixty I expect that congress that has been a word I have already got asked it cuts.
Understood by congressman Burgess you see my point that that they can't get together on in the administration let alone in congress.
Well David truth is if you wanted to cut one point seven trillion dollars and not take any one anything away from anyone.
You wouldn't do the Affordable Care Act I mean there is.
You'll save some money there's an enormous amount of money to be -- we could do it tomorrow and we wouldn't jeopardize anything that's already in place.
You don't one of the things that has troubled meats -- always discuss in the Simpson Bowles commission.
Even the deficit commission no one was ever willing to put any part of the Affordable Care Act on the table and realistically if you're not willing to touch that.
You haven't been serious a whole -- Gang we got to leave it at that congressman Burgess congresswoman Sanchez thank you so much for coming in appreciate it.