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Well with fewer -- four days ago now before 85 billion dollars an automatic spending cuts President Obama is warning that they will be crippling but our next guest says look the president can do much more to defuse the impact of those cuts.
By using what's called trans authority.
Interest in Fox News senior judicial analyst judge Andrew Napolitano joins us now to explain the first.
Thing that needs to be explained my dear colleagues and friends is that these are not spending cuts and there are -- the reduction in the amount of increase so instead of spending going up like that it's gonna go up like that's a very important to point federal government will spend more money even with the sequester is -- 2013.
Then it spent without -- -- 2012 so that we -- -- -- -- so we're not talking about the president firing.
Or -- allowing.
Workers or FAA air traffic controllers were talking about him hiring fewer of them.
So can the president.
Let's say the military wanted to each each of these cuts is about 2% per -- So let's say -- -- on needs will round off these numbers a hundred new soldiers as he limited hiring 98 of course not.
He can hire the full 100.
But hired less somewhere else like maybe -- janitors had to at West Point during the Pentagon not to pick on the Pentagon and not to pick on my friends at West Point.
But the point is the president has executive authority to make sure the government works properly.
In fact he's required to make sure works properly his -- says.
Faithfully to execute the office of president of the United States that word faithfully is in the constitution and it's in his oath.
To make sure that the government works that he -- to use government agencies -- to harm his.
And help his political supporters you out of everybody has never know where life has has not acted faithfully because the role in it for their own.
Political gains for the political party and then always making decisions there based on president on -- -- tell you this.
Actually if the president of the United States of America.
Furloughs a sufficient number of TSA agents you know so that we have to wait five hours in line to get to the airline.
Or furloughs soldiers so that our defenses -- -- he can be impeached because he will be violating his oath.
To enforce the -- is his job is to make the government work and -- be asked to cut something.
He should cut something that is not an essential core of what we -- the government to do.
Right -- keep us safe from the enemy and make the airlines work in the skies.
Your take on these doomsday warnings from the president he's taking went public appearance after the other talking -- It's very much politics as usual business I think this is the point that you're making right yes if you let the agencies make the decisions but I think your words for the back -- -- what did you know where the poor kids.
Vs the headliner you know we have this sense that we are going to have fewer flights and less meat inspection right away it's gonna be devastating -- the -- using scare tactics almost.
These things are good these -- fears are grossly exaggerated.
This is less than 2% on the dollar so instead of getting a hundred dollars in increase from these departments will get 98 dollars -- how they gonna spend at the same wasteful ways that they spent everything else that they've gotten.
Look the government is too big now too fat we -- -- to do too much this is a minor insignificant belt tightening.
But it's a step in the right direction and it needs to begin that that debt is now sixteen point six trillion how we're gonna -- -- back.
Not my lifetime not not -- anybody maybe -- in God's lifetime and for that but about out of bullets on a judge and I thank you so much reached.