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We've been talking a lot about the president and whether he is sincere.
About his outreach to Republicans is he really going to shift his position to -- -- grand deal.
Joining us now -- senator John Holman Republicans from North Dakota.
Such you have dinner with President Obama last week it can you give -- a sense of whether you think.
I'm not this is just suggesting it was in some idea we -- think he's prepared to really shift his position on the key issues.
Good morning Stuart good to be with you what we'll see I mean that it will see what he does over these next months to be state is engaged with congress.
But I think there's a chance weekend I get the got a big deal we need if he goes back touring the country saying on all congress' the problem not -- Then it probably isn't gonna happen.
Do you think that he's prepared to give any ground on entitlement reform and I use that expression deliberately.
Because entitlement reform to me.
It is changing the structure -- -- a -- for example not just tinkering around the edges do you think the president would do that.
He has stood in order to get by the -- reforms that we need and there's room there.
To do it now we have to look at the Congressional Budget Office CBO scoring.
And be creative in coming up -- ideas.
But it's gonna take that to get it.
Get something done but I need your sense of it did do you believe that the president is willing to do real -- Medicare reform.
Yes -- well.
Stop maybe I hope so here's the thing Stewart.
We're going into the budget process policy -- -- -- congressman Ryan put forward a budget.
The senate will pass a budget but the Democrats in the senate will pass a budget they only need 51 votes -- have tax increases.
It's going to be very hard to reconcile those budgets and you have the debt ceiling limit which comes up may want.
That creates a lot of pressure to get a deal to address these reforms so I hope so.
But we'll have to see.
In my opinion.
May I express an opinion.
We've got crisis fatigue.
Our audience is fed up with this.
I don't think we're gonna see any serious movement by Friday of this week I think we're going to be exactly the same position would you say where -- scandalous.
On on Friday what I hope we see -- by Friday.
Is -- the senate -- move forward with a continuing resolution that includes.
A number of appropriations bills who were putting together I'm on the Appropriations Committee working with Democrats -- a bipartisan way to make this -- reductions.
But -- come at a more thoughtful way.
So we minimize the impact that would be a strong sign of bipartisanship.
And I hope that continues into the into the a budget work and to get the kind of reforms that we're talking about are you hopeful yes so now.
Well -- we will waiting for a FF.
SF it to Jonathan Alter and also -- thanks for joining us appreciate it -- registered.
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