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-- my next guest says the president's budget does nothing to secure our.
Financial future but it does raise our deficit and debt and it does raise taxes joining us now.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee congressman -- -- -- -- -- good to have you with us congressman.
-- to be with you -- but let's start with this budget if we may -- this is.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well first let's start with the fact that it's 65 days late and the purpose of the president providing a budget to the congress.
But congress writes the budget president doesn't get the signing a lot for the per -- and providing yet.
Is to advise the congress on the needs of the administration.
So here after the house has passed a budget after the senate passed the budget.
Finally he comes in with a budget it is of no help to us and as -- noted that includes.
Eight trillion dollars in new spending one point one trillion dollars in new taxes it never balances.
Billion almost a trillion of that spending is new spending.
New proposals -- it reminds me of the stimulus that the president offered a few years ago that was supposed to.
Jump -- economy and get jobs created in this country and had in my opinion in many people's opinion the opposite effect.
And the Obama budget it if if we're here to look out of it simply say you know we're as we're at what point does that balance the answer is never.
The the spending programs and he's -- -- he's asking for another fifty billion in infrastructure spending.
There is if if I made I'm trying to be as generous to the president as I possibly can't.
But there seems to be no.
No strategy nor architecture to this to this budget -- all irrespective of the partisan views of the ideological -- that surround.
Right no connection to the reality is that we're facing in.
Dealing with a writing a budget working out the differences with the senate.
This is a budget since it never balances I think would be irrelevant to most American families and businesses who have to.
Balance their budgets in half to meet their obligations and not live beyond their means.
But in spite of all the debate that we've had over the last several years.
The fact that we haven't balanced our budget in a long time doesn't seem to matter.
To this administration that's very disturbing I'm proud that we offered a budget in the house that balances in ten years inside the budget window that's an improvement over.
Our budget from last year.
Which didn't -- for 27 years I think we can do even better I voted for a budget that balances in just.
For years we have a serious problem with -- overspending by our government.
And we've got to tackle that.
And the president did put in a few changes you know with regard to entitlement reforms those are modest steps in the right direction.
But he should unchained knows from his requirement for yet another tax increase and let's begin the process of looking at that two thirds of our budget that has been largely untouched and needs to be reformed because that's the part that's growing.
In the case of the health care programs that.
Four times the rate of inflation totally unsustainable totally eating up the tax increase he just got.
And the spending savings that we've accomplished.
Through sequestration and other -- it's all -- ago.
To fund an out of control.
Series of entitlement programs that badly need to be reform.
-- -- Mr.
chairman I look at 200 billion dollars which is -- considered in Baghdad as the number.
200 billion dollars a year in waste in Medicare.
A long waste and fraud.
And you have examined much of the of the waste and fraud that's going on -- government.
You've identified some of the some things most recently in the Justice Department.
But I I find it extraordinary I have to start with.
Twelve dollar coffees and a 1161000.
Dollars -- -- the last.
How in the world as a federal agencies spend money on some thoughts.
Well that's truly amazing thing and even if you have a law enforcement agent.
That needs to have some kind of protection for their eyes when they're out.
And about it certainly doesn't need to cost the taxpayers a 1161000.
To buy sunglasses the big ticket item that we found so far.
There's a 165.
Million dollars for a prison.
In the president's home state of Illinois that the taxpayers of that.
Of this country bought from.
The state of Illinois win the Bureau of Prisons the US Bureau of Prisons already has four.
Empty prisons waiting for use he's added a fifth one.
And it's gonna cost -- six million dollars a year just to maintain the empty prison.
And to get it ready to be occupied -- -- seventy million dollars for something that clearly we don't need if we've got four prisons on line waiting to be used already.
Congressman extraordinary we thank you as always for being here we appreciate it.
Congressman Lou -- -- he is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee good to see answer but for a.
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