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Welch editor in chief of reason magazine is here in the studio with -- think you may lose his job.
Not now but after this what -- negotiation comes up whatever bad deal is signed a there'll be a lot of pressure on -- an an untenable position.
-- negotiating standpoint because he's aggression against Barack Obama Wright was much more popular John than John Boehner is ever going to be and he just won an election while campaigning on raising taxes so Boehner is going to have to cut a deal that raises taxes.
And Republicans have only been talking -- idea fiscal conservatism for two decades has.
Only been about taxes and holding the line on that but meanwhile there's a -- undercurrents of of -- sentiment underneath him.
Saying one -- you finally go after spending right -- and he had he hasn't been it's not going to be really on the table and Republicans and those people.
Tea Party people are going to be completely hostile to whatever deal comes up -- that the ultimate irony in many ways is that the reason -- speaker of the house.
-- 2010 a lot of ways is because of the Tea Party this same group that may if you're right drive them out of -- yeah I mean in 2010 he was asked before that election so what part of government should you cut and he said Jack still -- -- -- Tea Party people have a much more the strong answer to that question is not a Tea Party guy not at all he's he's have been systematically pushing out.
-- more Tea Party like people -- and a mosh.
From important committees in order to try to get his conference more in line well sources said the message is changing these committee assignments to say hey you better.
Kind of knew full well the line here or you won't get the committee assignments that you want right right and that's and that's not how you -- discipline them -- the thing is this deal no matter what happens sort in my opinion is probably going to hurt the economy without solving the problem and so right on it's going to increase the already a strong belief among the populace in general of the government's doing too much it's a tough spot though.
Politically isn't for the speaker -- -- -- BC's posted.
If he gives -- to the president they come up with what would be characterizes a quote grand bargain.
To your point yes a problem with the space I know the politics may be -- -- the president the other side with his base.
But for the -- If you're right his job is literally on the -- what's he supposed to do well other option there isn't much of an option I mean he come up right now and say hey maybe we don't need a 1101000 employees and Department of Agriculture or something like that but he hasn't been talking about that there is no intellectual foundation from that because -- gets tough they -- -- so.
It -- -- gets blamed and also you won't be able to make a deal because they haven't been.
Been laying the ground work for these types of things right now so he's going to come up with a lousy deal of some sort and that's about the best that he that he and the Republicans -- -- for.
All right we're gonna hear from the speaker of the house here in just moments and told them being told now that he's gonna highlight the fact that spending cuts and reforms -- missing ingredient.
From the balanced approach you'll hear -- say this in a moment we've received Richardson in Washington was passing along some I guess the it.
Advance remarks -- then speaker Boehner is gonna use here but but -- -- talk about that we don't know where the spending cuts are but.
I don't know what -- it does for him to highlight that what doing what it I mean nobody accomplish he's got three weeks or two weeks to really suddenly talk about spending cuts after a career where he hasn't.
And so it's it's pretty -- to match I think what they'll do is come up -- phony cuts that ticking down the road to Medicare and -- you know savings from military wind downs that we're going to have anyway it's not about the best that we can expect from John Boehner which is why I think ultimately he's going to have pressure to be replaced.
After he signs this -- OK so we'll hear from the speaker and maybe he'll take some questions from the assembled.
Members of the press and everything else but -- managers -- comments and we'll see if correct thanks for coming on thank you Matt Welch from reason if you think all that.