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And and Connell thank -- -- so the nomination Paul Ryan the Republican ticket is certainly has brought the debate over Medicare back to the forefront this presidential race.
Joining us now to weigh in on that and much more judge and the apology -- -- Fox News senior judicial analyst good morning it's great that the focus is on.
Medicare fixing entitlements but I want to know do you think.
Terms of all the assistance people get from government went almost half the households get some sort of federal assistance now.
There were beyond the point of no return.
Look I believe in the old fashioned notion that the constitution means what it sets.
And if it empowers the federal government only to do what is specifically authorized in the document the modern day Republican and democratic parties have -- shambles.
Of that principle.
And they have done so principally by transfer payments by benefits.
To individuals and then individuals plan -- lives in receiving those benefits.
Congressman Ryan recognized that and and I'm not shilling for him -- right congressman Ryan recognize that.
When he made the 55 year line the break point in his program if you're over 55.
Nothing in his program will change you because you spend your formative years you're working years -- to receive the benefits on which you -- -- So his changes in Medicare.
Would only affect those who -- 55 years or younger.
And so he recognize that unfortunate part of our society that too many people are too dependent on the government for too many things.
Sounded like he was willing to US and and really looking forward to taking that issue on head on when he was interviewed by briefing yesterday kept going on the offensive.
With the because he's gonna get and so as Mitt Romney their ticket is gonna get that has been attacked already.
And you wonder who's gonna win the simple argument we've gotten into the details already we talked to Steve Forbes about it earlier this hour but the simple argument back and -- well I I agree with you Connell and I think that congressman Ryan and fed governor Romney.
Need to address this head on and the need to simplify -- look there are very few people may be half dozen in this building.
Who have read congressman Ryan's proposals there there this -- some reading and understanding -- this month -- -- the congressman and the governor Romney need to explain -- so that the average voter can understand it otherwise the average voter will think of granny going all right -- -- guys will lose.
But it is not just Medicare it is so security and even more -- -- It is the disability -- with -- debt soaring number of people going on highway loading minus I would argue that it's even more fundamental than that because the president.
Wants to make more people more dependent on government in his second term then they already are and as you pointed out just a few minutes ago.
Households in the United States the first time we've reached this number receive either a salary or substantial portion of their income from the government who pays for it the other -- Right and that's where we are thank you judge has always good to see judge.
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