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Find out what the president said today about deficits kind of simple today the Democrats want you to believe that Obama went on offense with tax hikes.
But Republicans are attacking to just today three GOP senators announcing they want to raise the retirement age to seventy.
It's aggressive it's politically risky one side it says high taxes the other side says raise the retirement myself.
Will voters punish both Democrats and Republicans -- that Republican congressman.
Jeff great to see again congressman thanks recovered and thanks.
Thanks me on -- -- we should emphasize by the way that -- Republican plan put together about Mike Lee Rand Paul was a grip.
It raises it to Saturday but as some years out we're -- about twenty years in the future -- War night.
-- the takeaway LA it's it's -- it's on have to get to 67 soon and this just continue I think.
On the current trajectory so it it takes a while but we need to do it you're so you -- in favor brazen retirement agent.
You bet we -- got to do it.
We've we've got to do that and then some other things as well now it's it is bold I tend to agree with -- I think it has to be done because people are living longer -- we're back in the 1930s when it came up what is planned however.
Is there any Democrat willing to jump over and say we should do it because so far aren't just your Republicans do.
You know if there are Democrats I haven't heard them -- -- yet but I think there will be a few there are few who in the past at least acknowledged.
Behind closed doors that it needs to be done so I hope they well but it was -- disappointment the president wasn't able to.
Do anything with -- time programs today now you said anything did did you hear anything to call it what the president said that appealed to you that you -- go along with.
Now I was just basically the old tired you know we'll go after waste fraud and abuse kind -- -- him but he didn't.
Have any systemic reforms of Social Security or.
Medicare and -- which means that they won't simply be insolvent before too long.
So it was it was really disappointed we had hoped that when we heard the president I was gonna basically revise his.
Is budgets or his outlook his direction we we had hoped that you get serious but today wasn't serious I.
I was I think a lot of Americans getting you don't have to vote for the guy got to hope that he does the right thing it.
But I think a lot of Americans were hoping that the election and in last week's debate.
Turned his thinking Iran or at least made -- think outside of the box.
I didn't see anything that was outside the box -- what he said.
-- kind of the old you know it was just raise revenue.
And there was no systemic reform like percent and and if you aren't willing to do systemic reform -- you're basically can signing.
Those programs to insolvency.
And that's unfortunate well he is a savvy guy he became president of the United States -- our record number of votes.
But it what's going on do you think that he really believes this will carry him into the election then and -- -- re election.
Well I I'd heard we were told that this effort today this speech was to get back on offense.
If that was the -- they fumbled it right away at their back on defense and so maybe -- realize that he has to actually make some real moves.
I hope that's the case because it would sure be better.
We're gonna have to do this on a bipartisan basis but it would sure be better for the president to realize that.
Sooner rather than later well a speech is one thing is speeches sort of by this guy's stuff I wish I wish I wish I could -- which are good night.
-- he does not a negotiate says there have been negotiations where he is compromised you think he'll do the same here.
Well I hope so we have the debt -- increase coming up and obviously we're gonna need to raise a definite that we would be irresponsible to do it.
If we're just kicking the can down the road it once again.
And -- I think if you look at our our bond rating and everything else.
People have to be serious.
They have to know that we're serious about getting hold of -- -- And and if we simply.
-- -- -- without having conditions on that.
No spending caps are spending cuts that I think that sends the wrong signal.
Congressman Jeff flake congressman great to see you thank you so much -- be here with -- tonight thank you thanks.
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