This transcript is automatically generated
I'll soon be California Republican congress and insult college who went and to certain defense let's not archives.
Howard buck and again is joining me now on the -- -- congressman.
You're saying just not the defense still pretty -- CEO people would interpret -- says everyone has their treasured stuff they don't want types.
-- I think there's been.
Misstatements that are scale I have never step that we shouldn't cut these steps.
What I have said is the cuts are excessive.
Now we go back to the whole budget and look at it as a pie chart.
Defense accounts for 20%.
Of the spending.
But we have taken 50%.
Of the cut so far out of -- -- The Deficit Reduction Act that we passed that cut almost trillion dollars.
Half of that 487.
Billion dollars but we're going to in the budget process right now was taken out of the steps.
On top of that out this sequestration that kicks in -- January.
Adds another 5600 billion out of the accounts so what we're looking that is going forward ten years.
Is a hundred billion dollars a year cut out the camps.
I'm just saying you know our senior military advisor.
Told me a couple weeks ago on the Pentagon that.
In his 37 years in the military he'd never seen a time or dangerous but right now but don't.
Deserter -- and it's a hundred billion.
Over ten years -- Norma -- not a hundred billion per year.
Over ten years so -- and if it's a 600 or so billion dollar budget -- hundred billion.
According what the president wants is it would be cut each and every year for that it's over one.
Right trillion dollars -- a trillion dollars OK OK so you're saying -- -- -- part.
-- you've probably heard the president asked him Paul Ryan's budget what he wants to -- entitlements is going to -- Without taking sides and -- -- these various approaches or is it fair to say.
Words is not making progress period.
No I think we've made a lot of progress.
The 400 and 87 billion out of defense is moving forward that's that's happening.
That's been -- that it's very little difference between the president's budget and Paul Ryan's budget in that regard he does.
He does better for deep doubts.
And he makes an attempt at addressing the sequestration so I applaud his efforts.
You know we have we have had since World War II.
And maybe that is kept -- sea lanes open 95%.
Or commerce travels on the C.
And if you cut off one of the seven -- choke points around the world it would have instant impact on our economy.
Gas prices would probably double it to cut off the -- of hormones.
And it's just -- taken for granted that our navy does that -- these cuts will leave our navy.
Smaller than any time since World War I.
It will leave our air force small worked at any time since we've started the air force.
So I'm just saying.
What -- we can't find savings out of a budget of 55600.
Billion dollar shame on us I know we can do that.
And we are doing that both the fifty billion dollar a year cuts that we're working on the budget right now Ryan has a pretty big cut.
But if you if you think that we can solve all of on the back so the military is just not there.
-- congress and thank you thanks for clarifying that.
It's good having -- thank you thanks for haven't all right now.