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Appreciate it thank you by joining us now from Capitol Hill is the Democrat senator from the great state of Montana.
John -- test is where there's such -- welcomed the program.
I want to let you hear exactly.
Precisely what the president said yesterday -- calling it a kind of -- -- -- back listen to this and see what you think.
It's conceivable that in the first week the first two weeks first three weeks first month.
Your business is directly related to the Defense Department.
Unless you live in a town.
That is directly.
By a military installation.
Unless you're a family that -- is trying to figure out where to.
Keep your kids during the day because you just lost a head start slot.
A lot of people may not notice.
Sounds to me senate that the presence understands that the sky is not gonna fall when you say.
Well I think that there was a lot of caveats there -- statement but but let let let me just say this Stuart I think that.
The fact that congress has not done its job in relationship to the multiple crisis that come about about every sixty days we've been doing this for over a year and a half now.
I think hurts the economy's ability to grow and expand which in which he has talked about a second ago.
This country's got incredible opportunity out there state like Montana where.
We we've got incredible energy opportunity we've seen commodity prices.
At all time high for years and years on hand.
And we've we've and -- the housing market start to pick up.
Washington DC has been kind of a boat anchors and is quite frankly because this sequester stuff is a big part of it.
Mister senator the -- and the Republicans and some Democrats in the senate.
They want to put -- a measure which would give the president the leeway to decide whether cops are act.
Actually gonna fall give the president the power to lay off this pain if he wants to.
Would you support that.
And I'll tell you why Stewart because congress needs to do his job a few years ago we gave the ability to appropriate money to the executive branch.
Now we're gonna tell the executive branch of the that the legislative branch can't do its job and that we're just gonna give him the power -- book we need to set now.
As Americans not as Democrats Republicans or independents.
And come up with a solution.
To this problem of continual.
Bickering over the that we need a long term solution for our debt -- deficit and congress needs to do it.
To say that we can't do our job.
To prioritize spending in this country is absolutely does not.
Give us any credibility whatsoever and -- -- that you take care.
-- -- -- Window inflict maximum.
Pain -- sky will fall.
Unless you do something about -- -- Republicans raise taxes is that legitimate to say that some -- well look I don't think he's saying inflict maximum pain and I'm not here at Citi and is presently all these are analysts so mister senator he appeared before a backdrop of first responders and said that tens of thousands of jobs would be who would become children would not be vaccinated teachers who have been laid off.
Border security impact.
He is threatening Armageddon unless the Republican or raise taxes.
What what I think well I think what needs to happen quite frankly is of these Libya about broad based agreement that there's got to be some spending cuts we've got -- tax loopholes make no mistake about that.
It has to be broad based we can't keep drawing lines in the sand.
But I will tell you this Stewart and I and -- I hope nothing happens I'm in business myself I still farm.
But the fact of the matter is is there's gotta be impacts I'm already getting calls in and emails from people in in in -- in the livestock industry saying look.
If we if and not about 90% of the budget for the for the meat inspection service is for salaries if they cut back and he's meat inspectors it's gonna have infinite and prevalent back again it already isn't just have to on the market.
He doesn't have to the president doesn't have to call the salaries of meat inspectors he doesn't have -- -- stop the -- to shift the cuts elsewhere and Agriculture Department he can do.
Well -- I don't know about that but I -- what I do know what I do know about is is is that congress has not done its job.
They have not come -- with the long term plan our deficit and debt.
Congress needs to step up and do -- we need to put the party stuff behind this and move forward and it doesn't it should not be.
In cut all tax increases in should not be all cuts should be a combination of both.
We've got plenty of programs that are outlived their usefulness when you take a look at him and eliminate up and we've got plenty loopholes that very very compensated and antiquated tax code.
They'd -- that senator Jon Tester I I regret decisive -- Montana is the only state in America which I have never been to I'm sorry gotta come I do I'm gonna go.
If you've got an invitation come on I mean now we'll we'll let -- show you some beautiful country if -- -- -- particular focus because the setup.
Thank you very much indeed to a do appreciate -- -- thanks a -- back.
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