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Senator John hope what he joins us fresh off what I'm calling a victory of a president Obama's -- game.
-- Republican from North Dakota welcomed the program -- to -- use.
Stuart good to be with you I'm calling it a victory I think the president wanted to impose pain on the American public I think it was a revolt you were joined by Democrats I think you won.
Look I believe we can save money we need to save money as part of getting this deficit and debt under control got to get the economy -- We've got to find savings -- cut government spending.
And we can do what this was a clear example we can do this sequester if we make common sense adjustments without impacting the public.
Now you've passed this -- -- going to pass -- in the full senate government I think it has passed in the full senate.
Now -- in the senate now my house now in the house now and when -- gone through the house and I believe the president will sign it does that mean.
No more delays of the apple.
That's what it should mean essentially we provided.
In the FAA budget.
So that they can move dollars around so they don't have to do as many furloughs of the air traffic controller solution which they should keep the got.
The air traffic on time as well as of course safe.
Why did the senate and the house moved so quickly illness were you feeling the heat from the public.
-- -- Question flights were being delayed at the beginning of this week night I went to the senate Florence and -- weakened.
Provide this flexibility.
I got senator -- -- -- -- to work with me on the Democrat side we got Susan Collins John -- and others engaged.
I fully informed both.
The Department of Transportation secretary of transportation Ray LaHood I told the White House what we're doing we got everybody involved said this is easily fixable let's just do it.
Because we can't have people waiting for hours and missing their fight.
Now these sequester cuts really are inflicting pain I'm thinking of the sequester the -- of the of the Boston bombing suspect and his lawyers.
That gonna go on follow.
Could you apply the same logic to back kind of caught.
Distribute the -- so we don't have to have these lawyers for the -- bombing suspect go on not on on on follow he do that.
Absolutely we have legislation that we put forward that would provide flexibility are -- governments -- we could find savings eliminate duplication and waste.
Make sure that we prioritize.
And so that then we still find savings and we don't impact the public.
I'm making the value judgment that the president wanted to inflict pain because he wanted to blame you he wanted to sizable these Republicans -- basically giving -- sequestered cuts.
And they won't raise taxes that's why we've got to come out.
Now I'm taken a position what's yours.
My position is we can cut were showing that we need to keep doing it and we're gonna continue to push it with the administration.
And with -- anybody that's unwilling to find.
Savings to cut waste fraud duplication and abuse in government we need to -- what and we can do it.
Senator John -- Republican from the great energy state of North Dakota thank you so much for being with us appreciated thanks -- --
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