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Public policy polling says 85% of voters -- congress very negative in -- time moderate favorites like cockroaches root canals.
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Are now more popular than -- Chris.
Joining me -- get to freshman legislators Republican congresswoman -- Wagner.
And democratic congressman Matt cartwright and and first to both -- you congratulations.
You're now members of most likely the most hated legislative body and you this sir okay got a common Wagner I know that you come from the private sector your branded a Washington you're gonna get house financial services when he want to change.
They're so much -- has to be changed and you know I'm not surprised at these numbers from the American people we've gotten approval rating in congress it's basically.
Tantamount to the margin of error and that's because we're not getting anything done -- and sent to this 113.
Congress -- but the mandate from the people to cut spending -- rein in this debt.
And attacked the big things the hard things like entitlement reform some 72%.
Of Americans are ready for us to to talk about this debt crisis that -- and by by attacking the big things like entitled.
You congressman -- right you're part of the Democrats -- with the issue of cutting entitlements comes up I mean there's a collective -- And gas among your party do you think it's possible that a -- reform can give back on the table in the Democratic Party.
Well -- I wanna agree with and when I say that all of us we have about 85 of us freshman congressman.
We all come to congress knowing full well.
That we've had such low approval ratings in congress that we have to do something differently and I think the first thing.
That we mean to do is to get together and get to know each other and debt.
At least on a social level to begin -- because.
We intend to do that in fact.
Luke messer and -- Lou is the the elected president of the Republican freshman class he and I got together this past.
Sunday night we read.
Congressional research service.
Seminar down Williamsburg Virginia.
We got together and we addressed all of the freshman together and we we said we just we stood there.
Right next to each other at the microphone and so we understand this problem with the perception of congress.
But it is -- on -- current -- anti reform congressman cartwright an and that is a big let me many investors are our base of the best the biggest issue that you have.
Isn't how much progress that they've got to be addressed and we cut those budgets is -- -- Possible.
Everything's on the table there -- certainly some things that are more important than others.
But right now we're facing a crisis were coming into it a time when we have to we have to raise the debt ceiling.
Is absolutely vital that in that we do not hold the debt ceiling hostage tiller was done.
Last year in fact that prefer doctor Douglas Holtz Aiken at the CRS seminar is a top Republican economic slump is that -- You can't you cannot hold the debt ceiling hostage but -- Gonna happen and it's gonna happen -- congressman -- I don't wanna take that's a congresswoman.
Wagner because as you're well aware of this debate is coming on the debt ceiling fight you're gonna be very involved -- that what do you think that you can -- congresswoman Wagner.
To advance the debt ceiling debate.
In the right direction for the country.
Absolutely any discussion -- about the debt ceiling.
A spending cuts as serious discussion and the movement and action about spending cuts.
And and reforms that are gonna reduce our debt the American public -- -- are tired of is kicking the can down the road.
They're tired of a do nothing congress we have -- -- that hasn't passed a budget.
And over four years.
You know we learned today that for the fifth year running we've got a deficit now for the fifth year in a row.
Of over a trillion dollars that's unsustainable.
It's immoral it's wrong for the future -- our children.
And as a mother of three and you know protector of America's future and we are going to attack this debt ceiling crisis.
And and make sure that we we get to the bottom of all of -- and as we move forward.
We'll -- -- Wagner congressman cartwright I say this it all Odyssey good luck.
To the both of you and the 113.
Congress we're gonna be watching thank you I think trying to look forward to working with Yahoo!.
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