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You next month marks one year since Obama care obamacare became the law of the land and you could say this -- started in Montana.
Senator Max Baucus of Montana helped write it.
Freshman senator Jon Tester cast the deciding vote to make -- -- And now the powerful chairman of the house appropriations health subcommittee congressman Denny -- -- From Montana is making good -- a campaign promise to kill it.
-- and angry -- is here with us tonight great to see you sir thank you very much so how did Cecilia you campaigned on is getting rid of health care.
And now here you are introducing an amendment that would defund the bill -- the legislation as it is now.
Do you have a chance the senate is against you the president.
Certainly against you.
How -- we have to do everything we possibly can this is a mistake.
And and as it goes through the process of the court system you've hit it a couple of judges -- rule it unconstitutional.
If the president intends to go forward as he is he could be making me very costly mistake it's destructive in -- expensive.
It it does not in fact reform health care.
So it's it's it's kind of a scale if you think about it because.
The price -- health care continues to go up they left so many things off the table and so what we're trying to do is.
Remove the money for the implementation would do everything we possibly can if not.
Will move forward into the senate races it will move forward in the presidential races but this is a political right now what we're trying to do.
-- is scam I don't understand how this is a scam this is legislation.
To reform health care how was sick.
I'm untrue or how was it -- not honest with the American.
People -- you can call it anything you want you know it whether it's reformer not what's the definition of reform it didn't solve the issue of the health care costs all it did was add more people -- the system.
And health insurance is going up.
People are shocked right now when they're getting their bills and are saying wait we thought you fixed and no all they did was add more people -- the system I did I control the cost of health care.
-- seen premiums rising pretty to back dramatically particularly in California.
We're seeing more money being asked where by the IRS by HHS.
Health and human services wants to quadruple its budget.
To implement health care but I want to share with folks some of the comments you made about your commitment to getting rid of obamacare you say will the -- obamacare one piece at a time.
We'll fight in the state legislatures we fight obamacare and the courts you get a ticket to any playing field you have to you're committed to this.
We are committed to this the state legislature at least to Montana and around the country -- made the statement just yesterday.
Many of the states added their names to the lawsuit.
And ultimately what we've got to do is congress implemented it congress needs to undo it.
We're doing everything we possibly can.
To put together -- replacement -- ideas in the Health Care Reform that we agree with but there are things we would like to do what happened -- medical malpractice you talk to any doctor any hospital.
Any hospital administer they'll tell you defensive medicine is driving and the cost and yet it was left out entirely there's no reason for it to have been left out.
-- interestingly the way you've chosen to do this because you do run this very important subcommittee.
On appropriations for health -- my understanding is that you have your finger on.
The switch to something like 600 billion dollars you want to get rid of discretionary.
Spending for obamacare here's the language from -- amendment.
You say none of the funds made available by this act may be used for any employee officer contractor or grant -- At any department or agency.
How much spending.
Do you think you can get rid if this amendment were to become law.
Just this year alone up until September 30 so we're well into this fiscal year.
You'll save 41 million dollars that means that's how much they were going to spend if you look at the president's new budget that he just presented on Monday.
He's adding hundreds of millions of dollars just in public relations alone.
Within the secretary's office to sell it as a good idea.
So we're gonna get as much as we possibly can but it was more the way the crafted that because they've set up a lot of mandatory spending that we can't touch in this bill we're gonna get much the -- and in this bill.
Congressman a lot of that spending of course is in the back -- years it's later on its 2014.
Will what -- suggested here -- is affected them.
Well that's why we need to address it now we need to slow it down now it's up pulling out one of the pieces of the puzzle so they can't spend the year the money.
In the out years but we think -- -- made its way through the court system.
Before it's implemented in 2013 or fourteen.
-- but we hope that we can bring some sense to the senate.
Yes we passed the repeal already it was stopped in the senate now we're gonna pass to the funding if it stopped in the senate will look for every other avenue -- -- -- while the same time supporting the court case.
So the president said if he's presented with a bill that undermines and I'm quoting here critical priorities are national security through funding levels were restrictions.
The president will veto the bill does that mean that he's going to beat show this very important bill to fund the government.
Sounds like it but with all due respect to the president -- I don't think he gets it.
There was a clear message in November we're bleeding cash were building up liabilities we cannot withstand the -- he's -- -- for debt ceiling increase he's got to quit spending we can't keep doing it if you look at this.
The failed stimulus it was a trillion dollars with interest that did not work.
And a lot about -- to social spending it didn't do to anything.
To build the economy and now -- coming back on top of that asking for more money.
What are they in the kitchen on the American people know.
They understand we can't afford this health care you don't have the votes in the senate is there any way he did -- -- Democrats crossing well I would like to think so certainly it is solo homer at least watching what we're doing -- paying attention I think -- ignores at their own folly because.
That the American people.
The majority of -- Don't want -- they want real meaningful Health Care Reform and this isn't it it's gonna be a heck of a -- a heck of a battle thanks for coming on and telling us what you plan to do we appreciate.
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