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It's really quite -- homicide will bipartisanship agreement on anything be harder to accomplish in this new congress to outgoing Pennsylvania Democrat congressman Joseph -- that.
The president talked a lot today about compromise.
And I gave his Republican.
You know colleagues.
A lot of -- credit for helping them achieve a lot of things but.
It's obvious it was the 800 pound gorilla in the room right that this is gonna it's gonna 2011 going to be pretty ugly.
It is I mean but -- and let's hope it's not.
But the probability it is going to be continuation of -- -- -- chemical waste down here as both sides begin gearing up for 2012 presidential election.
You -- up to 31 years the US military died in four years ago -- came down -- to congress.
The military was all ideas are on the table fierce debate but at the end of the day -- principled compromise.
Well you know what but I watch here is each guy gearing up for the other side can lose.
And no real loses -- this is the working families the American.
It take to -- you just talk about the deficit take military spending.
Military spending since I Iraq since 2001 has gone up two thirds outside.
Of what we spend.
All the wars and I Iraq and the wars in Afghanistan.
And so what are we gonna do -- the Democrats too fearful that they can't stand up for depends.
Cuts and how about the Republicans they say -- for defense does that mean just more spending or can't we actually temper our appetite and have a pretty darn good military.
That doesn't need -- two thirds increase over the last couple years and that's the kind of principle compromised and willingness to lose your job over doing what's right.
Despite what your base may say that's needed down here in Washington.
No I mean that's a fantastic point because here we have.
We have projects that even the Pentagon says we don't need we don't want.
And they're still being pushed through the Department of Defense 663.
That's -- -- any thing other than Social Security spending so.
Do you think that's an area that both sides can say listen let's cut back a little bit.
Gonna have to be.
Because as you well -- defense is the vast majority of discretionary spending most people run around and say -- cut education cut energy.
It's solid defense.
The rest of the money is the hard part and you brought it up mandatory spending.
And it really I think we can handle Social Security it's Medicaid and Medicare.
Well I'm talking about health care that was -- disappointment in the deficit commission.
They just said here's a cap on Medicare Medicaid health care they did say how to go about achieving that and if we don't.
Get that under control and spending.
13 of our GDP as you well know Charles will be health care and -- costs by 2030 and this isn't just government.
The same providers the same doctors to same hospitals that provide for Medicare Medicaid.
-- the same hospitals that provide for private health insurance this is a massive cost issue I would argue and the biggest one and I didn't find the deficit and she's addressing it.
Congress is suspect I gotta tell you -- million now for three years you are -- class act.
I got to let you go but do you have any thoughts and what you're going to be doing.
Next year you know it.
Charles contrast not going to every one of our 67 counties in Pennsylvania and I've gotten 491 to say thank you much like the military after any -- come back and thanked the troops.
Number two though I'm trying to that they get the rest of my -- jobs hopefully everybody's right.
It's going to be in public service broadly defined.
I think it's too important in this way I'd love to keep coming on.
Not to be meeting gauged in the dialogue hopefully reasonable voices will break through insomnia as you said bipartisan way.
Well sir we definitely -- love to have you on any time thanks a lot Merry Christmas.
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