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Democratic and Republican lawmakers are at war over spending and saving -- still those areas.
Promises of a return to fiscal discipline are issued like clockwork but it seems no matter who's in charge the -- just keeps going up and up and up and up fifteen point two trillion dollars.
My next guest says it's we the people not say the politicians who hold the solution to the crisis.
Scott Rasmussen is the founder and president -- -- reports and author of this brand new spank -- book the people's money how voters will balance the budget and eliminate the federal debt and how -- it is that.
And let me show you our copy of this book.
We've been working on an OK Scott is really -- and doing your homework kept up our C used any your polling actually led to the book how so well.
People in Washington always say voters don't really mean it when they would say that cut spending at a polling on spending topics for twenty years and I just knew that wasn't true.
Whether the politicians are lying or just misunderstanding.
You can debate.
But the point got -- clearly shows that when they're given reasonable choices voters make reasonable decisions.
But how can they -- I mean we -- -- have to rely on those folks in Washington to do the right thing.
The way that this always happens American history of public opinion changes first then there's and event it's a catalyst and then some politician articulates that moved.
There's a catalyst call the shot heard round the world.
But it was really.
Coalescing attitudes have been around for decades.
In Thomas Jefferson.
Put those feelings into the declaration of independence we need a leader who can.
-- articulate these attitudes right now.
-- -- to push back on the up and we'll leave me I'm all in favor of your thesis I'd like to see people make the difference here.
But when you ask people about you wanna cut Medicare Medicaid you wanna cut Social Security.
People push back against that so those being the big spending components the entitlements how -- the people lead this new trend to cut spending.
When he talked about something like Social Security if you just say we got to cut -- we gotta we -- program parents out on the streets -- cut benefits for younger of course there's -- support for that nobody wants to do that they think Social Security was a great program.
The first Social Security recipient -- -- for putting point two dollars in the system and got 20000 dollars back.
Nobody gets a return like that anymore.
So want to offer better trade -- for today's workers what we find.
Is that people say you know huge -- -- your -- retirement -- -- if you wanna retire later pay less in taxes now.
You want to retire earlier.
Pay more in taxes now ensure choice and you can arrange the choices so you eliminate the nineteen trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities in that program.
Well adding that's a big question and often people aren't very good at predicting when they're gonna retire what they'll do ten day gates for ten years from now twenty years from now thirty years from now.
So what should do if you're trying to find a solution rather than a political talking point.
You build in some safeguards.
If you enter the workforce and aged 121.
Then you make a choice and then ten years later you want to change your mind.
You build in periods where people can make a further adjustment as they get a little better handle on where their life is heading in by the white.
Just because you push back your Social Security doesn't mean you have to wait to retire you might use those savings and -- on -- -- Our -- talking about its Florida primary hey we're -- we're excited about that.
I don't understand why the polling has been so volatile why did what is leadership turnover so quickly.
Because in the Republican Party right now you have voters -- really think the most important things to be Barack Obama and from a policy point of view.
They hate the president's health care plan and they hate bailouts you've got two leading contenders both of whom have said nice things about the president's health care plan.
Both of whom have supported bailouts.
Republicans are falling in love with the candidates there there just trying to make a pragmatic choice Mitt Romney's polling has been fairly stable throughout.
Newt Gingrich and other candidates have been very volatile what is your polling tell you about what's gonna happen tonight we polled the last time in Florida on Saturday.
Mitt Romney was way up by sixteen points at that time.
When Newt Gingrich would say it's a victory for him if he holds that the lead to single digits.
Mitt Romney would say it's a great night for him if his vote total is bigger than the total -- Santorum and Gingrich combined.
Very interesting will now we know how to have watched tonight's results Scott thanks for coming in -- -- -- And as I said we really worked hard on banks --
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