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Into progress has been made -- talks.
Between the White House in the house over the last two weeks.
-- and this is not a game but all you have to do.
Listen to what's happening out there.
And you know there is process.
Don't let -- -- continues.
If I mean that there is it is long way to go before deal is reached in the fiscal -- talks.
Happening behind the scenes.
That we're not hearing about this got to be something right this is my theories.
Hello my Republican congressman Peter -- is the house chief deputy whip congressman -- and welcome to the show.
Thing went what do you think I mean please tell me.
I mean there's it it's going better behind the scenes that it seems to be going from the outside here right.
Well look I house Republicans are working to get to -- and speaker Boehner has put.
New ground on the table for house GOP and that is to say we're willing to talk about revenues which is groundbreaking for house Republicans.
And the president seems to be in full campaign mode right now I think it was a mistake for him to go to Asia but that's his prerogative.
Now he's out doing campaign events and stoking up the campaign based in order to win one.
Fifth -- 14 of the debate and that is on the revenue side.
But we haven't heard anything substantive from the White House in three weeks about spending cuts where the savings and a great president has -- described.
Architecture of this of -- three to one ratio between savings -- revenues.
We've litigated -- the revenue side.
But on the savings -- we've heard.
How do you do you -- the revenue side but what it what are you willing to give on the revenue side specifically.
OK so house Republican that said we're willing to put new revenues on the table and were willing to discuss those remember.
We're trying to how -- you -- -- you're not you're not willing to raise marginal rate you're willing GO.
You know close loopholes.
Yeah that's it exactly and also moving it through growth -- think about it.
We're a party that believes that Washington.
What what loopholes.
Do you want to close.
Look there's a whole host of them that you can discuss in the context.
Of tax reform he -- -- the irony look here's the irony you and I've been talking for three minutes in the entire three minutes we been talking about.
One quarter of this you can imagine why haven't I I -- that's been but that's because there on the -- where they were asked.
Ing revenues up and I totally agree with you we've heard nothing about spending cuts and that have to happen going forward I totally concede your point without question.
But from your side of closing loopholes in the revenues which is what the other side is demanding just give me like three.
Three -- policy you close to -- three examples all.
There's I'm not gonna give you three specific examples right now because I'm the deputy whip well because I don't wanna get strung out I'm trying to put something together.
That isn't sustainable from a house Republican point of view.
We can you tell me without telling me what the specifics are have you offered that don't tell me what there have you offered no specific.
Obama's it's a general discussion when the speaker of the house says to the president of the United States.
We -- willing to put revenues on the table in the past that was good enough for President Obama when he was negotiating with the speaker.
On the debt ceiling deal and that question was.
What's the number -- this the president at that point wasn't saying how are you getting into it we can get to it.
And here's the same -- I -- -- -- you gave them a number of how much revenue that they would generate error how many did death.
Clearly want to eliminate.
Clearly in the last debate during the debt ceiling deal.
The president was at one number overplayed his hand and the speaker had to walk away another.
The White House is coming up and saying they need another 1000000000006.
And revenue that's not realistic so what's yeah trillions not as your number no I'm not gonna give you a number I think the point is.
That the house Republicans are willing to state revenues are part of this conversation but here's what we've heard from the White House in terms of offerings on spending.
Nothing zip and so they've made they've made -- and offering today that's completely not serious more stimulus spending.
Un bridled presidential authority to raise the debt ceiling again nonsense they need to get out and see mode nobody want -- Showing our hand to really be the first guy to like lay a card down our earth sort of open up the negotiation put something out there he had years of an on again.
We have one president of the United States want to.
It's the president's job to lead the speaker laid out a pathway two days after the election and we've not seen the type of presidential leadership -- you know the president is capable of congress and make me feel better air on a scale of one to money how close are we to a deal.
What do you -- I think we're -- -- I have I have time.
-- and listen I tend to be an optimist.
But this offering today it.
From the White House this is like you gotta be kidding me this stands alone gel filled they're not serious.
And so come up with a substantive proposal.
That house Republicans can consider.
And we're trying to get to yes we're not gonna get to foolish OK RAI Harry ethics coming on we appreciate --
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