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-- until the lights go down on DC but some really could be on the way as house speaker John Boehner signaling a potential compromise with Democrats.
What should the Republicans backed down or stand their ground -- -- congressman Thaddeus -- -- joins me now.
And welcome great to see you.
Our rates so I you know I wanna start with this idea that there's actually compromise in places there really -- -- served.
They are some people just talking out of both sides are now.
Well so far we've not had a speaker come to us leadership come to us with a compromise proposal that we can look at read through.
And find out whether or not we think it's in the best interest of the public -- -- civilized public elected us to do so I think that there may be conversations going on but I don't know there's anything in writing it was.
Well Democrats are saying that -- focused on 33 billion and that's the congress that's the compromise.
That everybody's agreed to but not really right.
Yes you heard differing things over the past several days -- -- -- this in the heated negotiations where one side says that this is the number we won't compromise on the other says they weren't even in the room and a number of those.
And I think they're gonna give me.
-- I would -- that everything that the speaker of the house said recently when he gave you to react to -- its price me frankly.
He said we're going to fight for all of the spending cuts that we can get we control one half of 13 of the government here in Washington.
We can't impose our will on another body we can't impose our will on the senate.
All we can do is to fight for all of the spending cuts that we can get an agreement to.
Wow that sounds really deflated to me.
I think it's giving me out of context but John is always speaker Boehner is always talked about the reality that we find ourselves despite 2010.
We can only control what happens in the US house thanks to the voters the senate stayed the same -- the president did.
But I also think John other occasions rightly pointed out the Republicans are doing everything we can.
To get the full cuts that we promised in the -- as a start to what has to happen to get back on the path of fiscal sanity.
The reality still remains however does the democratic senate.
The democratic president trying to impose their will on the house because they want to continue the record spending your -- cemented in place the last two years.
What do you go for.
Will you require that it be 61 billion are you happy with 33 where you come out.
Now I think I'm bound by the 61 that was in the -- with other members will have different views of it plus as we learn from the health care debate you wanna see what's in the bill.
You wanna make sure that you have a chance doctor constituents and you want -- -- the right vote for them.
-- -- a big conversation about whether the government's gonna shut down next Friday and it you know it's sort of looking -- if he -- me I'm concerned are you.
-- -- cut a corporate somebody representative Mike Pence saying it's time -- pick a fight.
He seems ready that turn off lights.
Yes or enter into a cage match with Chuck Schumer.
And I think the money would be I'm Mike Pence.
But really -- -- actually what you are no lights gonna go offer is is there going to be some kind of common ground Fannie guy's gonna get down to business.
Well I think they're down to business but I think that speakers make clear his.
Personal belief that the government should not shut down others of us have a difference of opinion that the Democrats want to shut it down because of their intransigence for higher spending.
Higher deficits and higher debt that the burden would be on them to show why that's a good idea especially in light of the 2010 election.
I do think that those of the dynamics at work you have a lot of members of believe that we should stand our ground you have others who believe the government shutdown were injured they're just -- -- I guess we're just gonna have to wait and see on that but I can ask you about though -- Fannie and Friday.
Several bills introduced by -- house GOP members you.
Not end that's what surprised me not -- Fannie and Freddie necessarily but to slowly increased fees put employees on the government's pay scale.
Some small moves that would constrain fan and Fred did not shut them down altogether is that the right answer.
Now we've seen incredible leadership on this issue from people like Scott you're from New Jersey who chairs the subcommittee is doing this we had a hearing today.
We are committed to ending what constitutes something that is too big and failed -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
We want to see if we put -- responsible legislation to get the public behind it and that will happen.
The last thing we want to do is to try to go by a gradualist approach that doesn't work or shoot for too much and have it not happen.
I think in the end though -- you're going to be very happy with what's back -- and our committee puts out.
Well do you believe that there should be an interim period where we allow fan and -- operate until its housing market gets that a little better anyway.
I think they're under -- her ship now.
And what you want to make sure is that when we get rid of it that it's a clear and delineated break.
And then what happens -- is the private sector and -- and instead of having to continue to have the taxpayers carry this gaping hole in the federal budget.
And I think that's the goal.
We're also gonna have to face the reality of trying to make sure.
That while the Democrats say they understand that Fannie and Freddie Mac Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are too big and failed.
We want to make sure that we get enough support to the senate feels compelled then these as quickly as possible the president will sign it.
Which in fairness to him he's shown a willingness to recognize the problem.
And has offered to.
Eventually work with a -- solution.
Fannie Mae Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Too big and -- I like that that's that fed makes a lot of sense congressman Cotter thanks for your help today we appreciate it.
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