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Sununu what whatever you wanna call of the theme tonight will be a little more than our the president and I -- stage saying.
This whole thing about -- the dead and on Willy Nilly silly on not cutting spending ain't gonna happen.
-- -- got to the JC we seen some of these experts of the president's plan remarks tonight.
Nowhere -- them it's there this this the concerted push to get spending under.
Under control now we we might look at the wisdom of that we might talk about the fact the president's -- -- say.
But that the deficit as a percentage of GD -- the dead as a percentage of GD date.
Are really isn't that bad that would be like me saying you know one -- ID -- it just doesn't fly because.
For the time being I'm talking to you from planet earth so what -- Republicans do in response to this when there in that room.
Tonight Louisiana Republican senator David -- will be there we already have a pretty good indication senator that I know where it.
The president's remarks will be a clarion call to to dramatically cut spending giving.
-- I think he's on different planet.
Different planet than reality also different planet than the American people they know that Washington has a spending problem.
The president is saying Washington doesn't have a spending problem I think he's clearly out to -- home.
All right but you know it's always one of these exit you know I got is that you said she said -- they said you know us.
They're gonna notice and it is ahead here the president said and and the government just said that.
You know we're running a slight surplus in January a lot of people don't get lost in the stuff and -- -- nearly as well do you do.
They're gonna come away thinking well whatever the president's doing is working so don't go crazy and start cutting my favorite programs how when you were well -- that.
The responses -- deficit is still nearly eight trillion dollars debt.
Is historical levels and growing.
And by the way not coincidentally last quarter was negative GDP growth unemployment is still hovering around 8%.
Those are the fundamentals and those fundamentals are.
Do you get a sense of that Republicans is don't know how to respond senator that -- they you know you've -- the American pretty compelling case for.
You know it was not long ago that if you had you know deficits over 52 dollars that was a big deal -- sort of modern age.
But now we get -- -- trade we think we've -- -- brown.
I guess sign of the times.
People forget that every deficit gets added to the debt so and so whether it's 80900 billion dollars now we're up to seventy dream -- in the debt that under the most optimistic plan with the president's cutting.
Would you guys cutting four trillion in savings over ten years were still looking at five trillion dollars more in debt.
So so what why is that point so hard to bring home or you guys is not being given the opportunity to bring you know.
Well -- couple things clearly since the election Republicans I'm sure have been on the defensive that's natural given the election but I think the playing field is changing somewhat in the tax debate over the fiscal cliff the default position favour of the president gave him all the leverage.
I think exactly the opposite is true now over the -- sequestration the default position.
Is cuts that favors the Republican position so I think when you Saturday.
-- asset if you had your choice.
Between of automatic sequestration cuts to kick in on March 1 or entertaining a new round of tax increases would you take those cuts.
Absolutely no question about it I am not voting for any more taxes and I am not voting.
For lessening the overall.
Size of the cuts we need to rearrange the -- for sure.
There are much better ways to do this including ways that won't.
Hurt defense the way this horrible sequestration will but I'm not voting for more taxes I'm not voting for fewer cops.
Alright senator thank you very much on -- post about big.
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