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Alan Simpson and co chair.
Of the debt commission what are the smartest public servants like now then again I don't know a lot of public servants but anyways senator it's an honor to have you.
Thank you very much always treat and I must say your tumors.
And I learned from new truck plant over here on the side and I should be doing that that I have -- -- must stop right now because we put people dead serious about us.
And you did -- bad mistake you want to make sure it comes up you wanna make sure.
There's serious about it what do you want to hear.
Well I think a lot here that they'll talk about what they really are gonna do with the debt.
Of sixteen trillion bucks -- the death shouldn't have now passed one Tribune which would be about one point two.
-- -- on the time is up.
And what they're gonna do to address that and my -- is.
That there'll be some very creative -- Effective may look like Fred Astaire on steroids.
To tap dance -- -- stage amendment tap dancing here.
What do you think it's in Mitt Romney's interest to pound the debt as Republicans did -- their conventions.
Bond and remind people even know it could justice prisons on.
Both parties that he's the guy to address and -- -- -- ideas was a debate the place to do it.
I don't know and I don't thinking he he's got to be himself from there is just there is -- self to him.
He's a good man made -- -- when our kids Harvard like from the got into Harvard but -- -- let's talk to her took a -- and heat map enjoy them.
You -- he's -- he can govern he governed Massachusetts.
The state that was really ungovernable with a Democrat legislature people go back to that if he gets and then he weekend to do I hope we just.
Comes across without looking like the handlers -- -- at him all day I hope today what do you think you know he's run his campaign.
Well paid piece you know I think -- handlers -- got to him when you when you when you run and you've got a staff like that.
Understand don't do this and of course Obama has the crack staff we've got to actual -- -- which often -- some all of that and and they're not been pursued policy they're interested solely in getting their guy reelected almost like American could just shovel along for awhile.
It was our first job is to get our guy reelected while these other issues.
The 100 -- and that people are tired of that they're disgusted.
What would -- welcomed the tough medicine that will likely.
Go along with this -- always told me senator that people are grown ups they understand the issues they think they'll work on the news.
First and -- -- all over the country.
And we should pull up the -- we don't -- -- -- -- and we do -- not -- And we say we don't want any filtered questions and when we stopped -- hour and hour and half we get a standing ovation we're not looking for standing ovation.
The people were thirsting for somebody that telling the truth instead of this marsh.
That they get this all done without touching precious Medicare.
Precious Medicaid precious social security and -- defense those people were phony.
What are -- candidate Mitt Romney when he did sorted get a little bit more detail to his tax cut plan that he would get rid of a lot of special exemptions allowances.
The -- -- you talked about it even my limit deductions to let's say.
70000 dollars -- -- So it made the prospect of tax rates going down.
20% to a lot of people.
Favorable -- that that there's there's there's there's threats -- saying well.
-- -- really gonna do so wealth.
Under this what do you think well you don't have to use the horrible word that gets Grover Norquist to lose -- -- -- wandered around there isn't quite cheap you don't do with tax increase but that you do not a Norquist and no I'm not because anybody that would sign.
Ten or fifteen years before the deal with the issue.
What should you shouldn't even be in congress too -- to go to these know tax cut.
We don't know -- like Clinton's yeah but but you know that's what I'm saying is you don't have to do corporate tax increase that's why we -- just go into those tax expenditures in to those.
Spending by any other name into those earmarks and jerked the money out of there you're not -- -- the tax increase.
Colbern 600 -- to -- six billion not a ethanol Grover called for the tax and -- you think -- time this constitutes a face the American people tell them this sort of thing.
The rap against.
Romney is that -- -- so causes the that the sums it might be too late for that you really -- that that is so I don't you know because everything can change in sixty and thirty days you watch this stuff.
You know it is just say.
Republicans are going to carry the senate three days later they've lost and rank the and real greater growth will be three point one this year and at one point 50 I have never seen this statistic ever right and especially in the volatility here.
There waiting for somebody to make a gaffe on the gaffes.
Are -- be important but people were listening deliberately.
Innocent senator there is this ended the year trained rescuers talked about you -- warned about the sequestration cuts to kick in.
-- the bush rates that expire.
AT and this is Medicare payroll taxes is all of the same time.
One of the arguments is a matter who's elected.
They eat they eat table lists for six months with its re elected President Obama or newly elected president Romney.
Deal with it in the winter in the substance -- way going so far -- too.
Reform the tax code everything you want you think that's what's gonna happen.
Think that can happen regardless who's president because markets are gonna begin to rattle her chains it'll be like -- -- you now say look.
Why haven't they -- yeah.
Because they're waiting for this to -- -- waiting for that sequential any sign that that it might not happen.
They can't they looking at America as some of the stupidest people on earth that if they are going to be left school over the cliff when you have a mindless sequester 600 billion not a defense.
600 billion -- acts.
They're gonna say you're dysfunctional we want more money for our money.
And then inflation will kick him and interest rates go up from the guy that gets hurt the worst will be the little guy that everybody talks about day and night.
Slope of its very welcome senator it's always was is or go forth and multiply if -- September so.
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