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Lawmakers now back on Capitol Hill today several issues expected to create major tension between Democrats -- Republicans.
Let's start with raising the debt ceiling once again David for -- I was editor of the conservatives.
And a columnist for the Washington examiner David always great to see -- what's the game plan here for the Republicans to deal with this could you know they're going to demand cots.
Well yes and you know them the more cuts the better though the White -- is very likely to resist as far as the that the debt ceiling questions that we remember that last time it ended up going down in a way that I think no one had predicted that.
We ended up with this huge convoluted deal that eventually got us the sequestration.
And and -- tax deal on and so.
It's it's kind of hard to be you know but I think that one disadvantage Obama has this time.
Is that all of the scare mongering from last time about defaulting on -- its -- -- Since that didn't come to pass people this time -- less likely to be fooled.
That you could say -- save us -- pushed -- really that because the world didn't end with Cyprus ration.
That all of the the kind of I think it all puts Obama in a weaker negotiating position and he was the first time we face this -- mini crisis.
But do you think that because bid -- -- -- sequestration cuts are somewhat different -- Not raising the debt ceiling and and potentially not be able to make payments on the interest on our existing debt David so.
My question is -- the Republicans willing to take it that far.
And -- Call if you -- -- call it a blocked say we're not you know we we are going to demand spending cuts for raising this debt ceiling are they willing to push it that.
Well I think you know it it it's anyone's question whether they're going to have the resolve but it did work last time and it you know in the last debt ceiling crisis in 2011.
They did manage to get the sequenced rationed out of the this subsequent deal.
With that one and so.
If you have if you have someone who's already blinked once I -- a better position working against and -- you are being his shoes.
What else is on the de on is lining up and of course immigration reform do you think that -- right because now you have.
Issues with Obama care with the one year extension for the employer mandate.
That's been handed down by the White House now you have that playing into the immigration debate if we wanna complicate matters even more.
Well right you specifically had.
Congressman -- Labrador.
Of Idaho -- kind of I think kind of the key figure among conservatives as someone that people would trust -- he says this is a good deal.
And he went on television yesterday and said this isn't a good deal because.
We see with the Obama administration is doing with -- obamacare they're just going to sort of pick and choose which laws they want -- force.
Whether or not they have the statutory authority to do that.
And so if we pass an immigration reform bill he says.
What's to guarantee that they're not just gonna completely.
Ignore and and override whatever parts of it they don't like so.
I think that makes it harder for the house to act makes it harder this Wednesday.
When the Republican conference meets to discuss this issue.
It makes it harder for Republicans unite around -- they is anything remotely compatible with what passed the senate.
Which is gonna make the issue a lot trickier.
Will make for an interesting summer we know that and news generator David as great -- say thank you semis.
Come back Harrison thanks so what you.
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