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-- of the talks about the latest developments in the debt cut negotiations because there have been some of the speaker of the house John Boehner with a new offer on the table for the president essentially yeah.
Millionaire's tax and adjusted to the bush tax cuts for anybody makes a million dollars.
Or more per year speaker laying down a trillion dollars -- new tax revenue with that offer but only in return for trillion dollars in spending cuts from.
The president we start with Lanny Davis former special counsel to President Clinton also appointed by president George W.
Bush to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is in DC today.
Time to make you will hear you figure good morning when it.
Yes I actually think the horrible tragedy in Connecticut.
Is going to contribute to making a deal because -- One thing that gets politicians.
Out of politics.
Is that human beings.
And President Obama are going to be looking much more at the big picture in America.
And this avoiding the tax cliff is.
Very very important -- wondered -- I kinda debated in my own head and whether to bring that up.
With you in the interview and it's funny that you brought it up right away because I think a lot of us.
Have been so consumed by this are affected by their own way this this terrible tragedy in Connecticut that you start to think.
And we are already tired of these fiscal cliff talks seen before this happened you start to say all right enough enough to just get this out of the way.
You know you're not solving all these problems long term a -- what -- -- No you know what we're tired of his anger and right to operation -- tree.
Violence in games that Hollywood should be shameful about.
Right and which producers around the world not just Hollywood.
As well as violence that allows people to -- -- purchase firearms -- the whole thing is now bubbling up in a fix the fiscal cliff.
Talks what I actually -- and inserted eruption on that because those are all -- what I've what I actually meant was.
You know that we're not just silly solving these long term debt problems matter what deal we cut an initial going to be issues -- so -- unlike what was.
Why not just get it out of the way here and move forward we'll see a congressman Rangel thinks that.
And then and in just a couple minutes but that was about us trying to get at that hate you know no agreement and -- everything's going to be solved anyway so let's move on.
I really -- -- trying to suggest a larger mentality no opinion which which added tragedy in this horrible tragedies awful to talk about other stuff.
Is this sense that we're tired of the instability in the food fights right and end -- getting this fiscal cliff.
Solution for the American people in the national interest and forget about people shouting at each other.
Is part of this culture that I think this moment of tragedy in Connecticut may get us focused on.
Even if -- side I seem to be siding with the the president most of this even if you didn't get everything you needed and it is a trillion dollars in revenue enough say and it's not one point six or one point four you just say.
-- -- -- -- -- cut our losses and even if they do Republicans demand all these cuts are you willing to.
Given all that.
Yes and I've been in favor of Simpson Bowles as a parent grandparent.
That it's -- -- for us to allow our generations of kids to come to pay for our credit card receipts so I'm pretty.
Strong that that.
Why didn't Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both endorse the across the board approach which is to cut spending reform entitlements and increase tax rates.
In order to do something about the sixteen trillion dollar debt in Simpson both still remains for the best way for this grand bargain to take.
Put -- Lanny Davis seventy to have you on with this set -- thank you should that are out of Washington.
Thanks for having me and --
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