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-- planet we of earmarks.
And I want to passed -- -- next year that ensures.
That each dollar we spend.
Only our most important national -- -- Cat calls there it was the president right was the stimulus bill really pork free.
Here it is by the way we've gone through it -- think you remember what we had to say about him.
Pointed to all the -- but can congress.
Especially democratic congress has more to spend -- liberal pork.
That is up pork free budget we welcome senator -- to -- he joins us from Washington senator great to see -- thanks very much for coming at -- in all we gotta be fair balanced about this.
We remember senator Ted Stevens and his bridge to nowhere it's better it's -- I mean this is a bipartisan thing it's not just Democrats that are that are big on -- but.
The president claims that this is this is only part like I can't carry a thousand pages is about 400 of it but what I've gone through of this bill.
There is plenty of pork in here in and -- you go through that but tell us about some of the pork that's in the the bill that was just passed or at least that is spending resolution that was just passed.
But just passed by the house two nights it's a night the president gave a great speech but what he's saying in what they're doing here are not the same things -- 400 billion dollar spending spree that they of the house just passed and and people think we're talking about the same thing that just passed this is something different it's new.
Things that you won't believe and it it has thousands for tattoo removal of honey bee were search into a -- zone where people can play Xbox I'm not.
Teasing you I mean this is shameless stuff in the present last night said only the nation's most urgent priorities.
Will get our money.
But this has got.
Earmarks and -- that are pretty incredible.
Well in fairness to the president senator was he referring to future bills or was he including.
What the house passed today as being free of war.
What he has stated his support of this bill and he said he won't except earmarks but they -- redefining.
Everything -- redefining earmarks I mean there's I mean there's nothing you can say about 200000 for tattoo removal right except.
This this is a -- hawker he well and I I could go through the list 95000.
To combat obesity five point eight million.
For Ted Kennedy institute for the senate 2151000.
Earmarked for Ph.D.s to learn how to write press releases and this is you -- what this is the one that takes the cake.
The package even includes an earmark for a lawmaker who died the late represents Stephanie Tubbs Jones.
Who passed away in August 2008.
Even -- a dead congresswoman has an earmark in this thing.
Yeah it's it just doesn't make sense of Americans are hurting and the president asked.
Then the sacrifice.
And for us to gorge ourselves and political pork to make ourselves look good back home borrow this money to do it.
I mean this is.
Utter chaos here in Washington right now and -- we've got to somehow figure out how to.
Restrain this terrible spending well senator -- our question of the of the night here in scoreboard is whether or not folks believe the president's pledge.
To cut the deficit in half and four years.
Do you think he's I -- as he got to go through.
A tremendous mind change or fire some of the staff that said that there was no pork in this bill or what is it got to do that to reach that goal.
Well there's that this is all games they think the American people are stupid.
They're gonna run the deficit up to trade -- of dollars this year blame that on bush.
And then over the next few years if we don't keep this same level of spending the deficit will be cut and less than half.
And he's planning on spending more money to get it back up to half.
So this is a a numbers game here that they're playing in Washington.
I don't think the president despite his wonderful speech in great personality I don't think he's being genuine -- here.
Because -- he's been in control of this budget the Democrats have for two years.
And they can't blame all this on bush.
All right so let me let me just get it clear what you're saying you're saying is that.
All of the money that's gonna be spent on TARP bailouts and and that financial ballots he's gonna blame.
On Bush's say that that wasn't part of my spending so we may spend another couple a trillion dollars bailing out the bags.
Don't blame that on a previous administration and then his cuts the cutting -- the deficit in half.
-- be once those things are removed is that it.
That's right -- -- -- the spending -- above where it was during Bush's years let's say that that's half of the deficit because.
This this year all the way through October.
Is officially Bush's budget.
But Obama is gonna have a lot more to do with the death -- this year -- quickly senator because we've got to go but do you think the American people would buy that.
No I don't they're not stupid they're catching on their finding out through you and to talk radio and through bugs the truth.
I think the American people are going to stand up and fight back.
All right senator Jim demand and again this is a bipartisan issue there a lot of people in your party be senator -- been.
Spend that money to including John Boehner a whole lot of people but that's.
I would I get jetlag and make it.
-- doesn't make a good but I make it right I wish you'd get Jeff flake on the Appropriations Committee he's he's a good guy and -- kind by the way democratic congressperson.
Who is also against earmarks there are enough young Turks in there who could really shake things don't -- let him.
We've got to let them do it and hopefully the voters will help us do it -- -- thanks a million for coming in appreciate it.
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