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Joining me now Republican congressman Michael Burgess from Texas congressman welcome.
They're very good to see you didn't come.
Great to have you want and can just say you know -- my personal hero little bit because.
You defend the light -- the old fashioned light -- incandescent light bulb then mister I have on your page.
So thank you -- that we -- Which have -- one of the profitability -- Madonna might get a look Smart pick pick pick.
Well let's get down to business -- Shelley.
Let's talk about.
The president asking to -- that that is ceiling on debt yet again here.
It is it likely to be opposed by the Republicans you guys are already signed on you're going on vacation not likely anything's gonna happen there right.
This should not happen here on the Friday before new years eve.
Because of just the points you mentioned everyone's out of town.
True enough the congress has fifteen days to register disapproval.
But the president conveniently has chosen a time when we we will be out of town for the next seventeen days so.
I think the administration would be well served to delay this announcement by another week secretary Geithner is well versed at being able.
To have to manage things and could easily stretch things out another seven days this is not required on Friday.
And the president would be well served to do it in time when when people actually are paying attention because.
I'm pretty important congressman come -- you got to Marty really agreed to this right I mean.
This is this is the decision you made last August.
Correct in order to keep the full faith and -- the United States from.
Being imperiled this was -- budget controlled act and and I did vote in favor of that but part of the deal was.
During these next several months we would make.
The administration would assist in efforts to dial back the amount of federal spending and they haven't done -- you -- the big -- that happened.
Right before Christmas now we were asking for a freeze on federal hiring in order to pay for this payroll tax break.
The the White House completely stiffed us and said no deal you guys are being intransigent as Christmas give the people what they want.
Well these are the types of activities from the administration that require.
To be in town when the president makes its request.
Whether we approve it or not and I get it the fact that the president can veto any resolution of disapproval but at the same time it shouldn't be done under the cover of night.
All right well when you get back in session.
Where is it dad January 17.
Couple weeks from now what are you the due to save money because as you said.
This spending goes on it continues.
-- -- -- seems like no matter what anybody does we can't get this and we keep it laughs so this debt.
With the difficulty during the fall was trying to get the administration and the senate.
To stay with the top line number two which they had agreed and ultimately the senate got their wish the upper number 1043 did not include.
Disaster funding which was put on as an add on.
By the senate after the house adjourned so the you know just as they see the beat goes on and at some point it's got to stop its like.
House Republicans are the only one back -- house Republicans are the only ones that are hearing the ticking of this debt bomb.
That's six and to go off and when he goes off it will affect each one Irish man woman and child -- in -- -- The choir here we talk about this all the time.
But are you guys gonna stick to your guns on this year extension of the payroll tax cut.
It's hard to know what that is going to look like.
I can't tell you that there was anything.
In -- hasn't from the people I talk to -- the house leadership agreeing at the eleventh hour to what the White House and senate had agreed to it was it.
Extremely on satisfying.
There will undoubtedly be some.
Some significant fights ahead in the yen in early January and and on into February.
It was only a sixty day extension.
-- only glimmer of good news was that the president has to make a decision on the Keystone Pipeline of perhaps with.
What's going on in the straits of Hormuz today.
Who may be that we'll get a little bit more attention.
Well it and you make an interesting point that the pipeline is sort of hang in the balance here we don't know what's gonna happen to that yet.
-- everything that is of course in the headlines in Iowa Caucuses.
You know and what have always admired about the Iowa Caucuses -- they seem to me to be an example.
A fantastic example of -- democracy right.
And yet the Occupy Wall Street people where they're trying to disrupt everything I don't understand I I'm I'm confounded by this I'm wondering what you're viewing is.
Well course highly as a unique situation and I'm I'm relatively new to all of this.
The fact that you have to get out on caucus night and show up in person in order to have your voice heard -- -- I mean it's -- it's a unique way to do things and clearly if people feel intimidated because of protesters outside the caucus sites that's counterproductive events.
I don't think it's something that anyone should be proud of if they participate in that American democracy deserves a chance to work let the people be heard.
And dialogue with the decision.
There really getting away in the way the voters not the candidates necessarily that's what's so interesting about this thing well I go on -- -- congressman Burgess thanks so much for coming on the show tonight.
Appreciate it Terry thank -- all right thanks.
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