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June joining me now congressman Ted -- Member of the Judiciary Committee also former prosecutor and judge and congressman great to have you here.
Let's thank -- let -- let let's start with you're you your thoughts about first this administration.
And obamacare I mean here we are more than now to two years after it was signed into law.
And we're learning things it's the senator session that the Senate Budget Committee staff coming up.
With these hidden costs and about to a seventeen trillion dollar unfunded liabilities.
My lord how could this be happening.
Well there's a lot of reasons far but it's called the Affordable Care Act it's all -- obviously the un Affordable Care Act.
We can't afford this bill -- even if it was a good bill we couldn't afford it and it is obviously -- is too much to set it up.
And of course down the road it would call.
More than the country would ever have it.
Be able to pay back and I wanna turn if I mean there quickly to.
To the letter that you sent along with congressman.
Henry our -- -- to secretary of defense Leon Panetta.
Asking for the surplus equipment out of Iraq to be shipped to the border.
The US border with Mexico.
I mean that's -- idea.
Any have you had any response from the Defense Department from the secretary.
Haven't had India.
Yet -- we've -- we've heard.
That -- that the defense departments looking somewhat favorably on the side did equipment is paid for its good equipment it's better equipment.
And rather than stored somewhere.
-- Let's put it down on the border where it can be used the border sheriffs along that with us that congressman -- Leon.
And and -- what can be used all the border about law enforcement whether it's federal local or state officials so they want it it can be used at I think it's a good idea.
I think some people might be a little surprised to see the congressman Henry -- are.
Is standing shoulder to shoulder.
Shoulder with few on this request.
BE do you think there's broad political support -- first the state of Texas -- be the delegation are crossed state government.
For this kind of assistance and do additional resource.
-- -- there is we're talking about equipment that will be used primarily for the problem on the border which is the drug cartels that operate in between.
The legal ports of entry -- -- As many of us do about the real problem the drug cartels.
-- protectors are outmanned and outgunned and out financed by the drug cartels let's give them some help and give them some equipment that American tax.
-- -- paid for.
Do you believe that this president will it's ever entertain the idea of bolstering security.
If we can put it that way at the border.
By adding troops from the National Guard troops are -- regular forces to.
To the Border Patrol to the border sheriffs local law enforcement.
I'm not sure that he will I believe that we do need the National Guard on the border to actually protect the border.
Have help the Border Patrol is doing a fine job is as they can.
But I'm not sure that the administration really sees that need.
Those of us who are border states.
We see that there's a need to have the national gore on the border including that of the equipment the National Guard and needs.
Congressman -- -- followers thanks for being here.