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Retreating or regrouping house Republicans putting to a -- raising the debt ceiling for three months but.
Are they backing off their demands for spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit.
With more -- Grover Norquist president for Americans for Tax Reform.
Great to have you here so what do you say -- the Republicans doing the right thing here.
I think says there -- three tools Republicans have to force Obama to focus on spending which she doesn't want to do.
And while doing less forced.
First as the sequester which starts march 1 or second.
That's a hundred billion dollars a year and Obama can't stop that that's the real.
Cuts in spending that will happen.
The other -- is the -- -- -- continuing resolutions.
Which start march 27 as a member of the Democrats don't pass budgets in the senate.
Obama doesn't write a real budget we have a continuing resolution.
There -- the Republicans can put Obama on a very short leash and all late give them a continuing resolution for weaker true worth three.
And cut spending each time so that's -- you.
Still powerful enough that they should -- hold the purse strings on the debt ceiling.
You don't think they should use that as believer that tool to get the president to stop spending why.
I didn't say that neither did bag and -- just moved back.
Well what do you -- Obama what do you think a lot -- today -- debt ceiling.
That ultimately sure if necessary but they've got -- tools that are very real and very powerful.
Coming up Obama's try to demonize the debt ceiling okay set it back with the condition remember.
Okay Democrats in the senate you haven't passed the budget of three years the reason why the Democrats have control of the senate is that Harry Reid.
Has had democratic senators in the witness protection program -- -- budget issues come up.
He's got twenty Democrats up for election -- 2014.
Half of them should not be coming back if they continue to vote.
With Obama on tax and spend.
Crazy debt policies which is they've been doing so I think are very important for the American people to see what the senate.
Hasn't done and to -- well.
I mean you sure can't argue with that -- senate hasn't passed a budget in 1361.
Let me your comment though on a part of this plan the house wants look forward that would stop pay.
To members of congress -- if they don't do some of these things that they don't get a budget resolution are you in favor that.
But I think it's a good idea for two reasons one senators haven't been doing -- democratic leadership in the senate have hasn't been doing their job.
For a long time they shouldn't get paid.
And if they're not willing to do it the senate should vote them out of leadership positions.
But also it gets the attention.
Of average Americans.
Who don't know if they've been watching the establishment -- That the senate hasn't passed budgets they don't know that the president -- has never gotten a budget in on time in the once you guys do are are are not serious.
And so we're gonna have to have some focus on that if we're going to assign well -- blame.
Well -- gonna tell yet had regular Americans as you describe them they know what happens if they don't do their job they get fired they don't get paid that's -- -- -- about this GAO report they -- say they'd failed to audit the government's consolidation consolidated financial statements because you can't.
There -- a mess you can understand that this happens every year for many many years now real -- -- that.
Well -- The government says it needs to be audited and then it doesn't pass the audits and I think.
Has been very bad on exactly the issue they said there are going to be good on which is transparency.
And I think that one of that fights that we need to have if we're gonna have.
Honest and accurate budgeting is to get real numbers and real understanding of assets if a fortune 500 company.
Behave the way the United States government debt the FCC would be all over them for fraud.
That's right they would be it's -- gimmicks and tricks -- thanks for coming on tonight and sharing your Friday evening with us have a great weekend.
You -- thank you thank you.