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After about that Republicans know -- back at the senate and has a pretty good shot at getting -- -- former Virginia governor and senator George Allen.
-- pressing the case on entitlements with colleagues so far in that body do not seem to be willing to listen thus far by the way.
We did it called Georgia's opponents and -- they haven't heard -- we -- All right so senator governor.
Republican senators getting a wrap for dodging.
This Medicare ball.
And that's got some.
Represented it's a little upset what would you do if you became senator.
Well I think that we -- is a leverage of this debt ceiling vote to really get true spending cuts I've been on on the road all over Virginia this weekend.
Lot of people and then I think all across the country and indeed the bond rating agencies and all the rest.
Realize that actions and decisions need to be -- I was rating Mitch McConnell speech that the time for action is now and it seems to me.
That he and and there are some good common sense conservative members in the senate.
Who recognize that that action needs to be taken that we have a weak economy we are -- country that does losing control of our own destiny.
Because of our dangerous levels of debt as well as counterproductive energy policy what does that mean senator candidate has now and then and taxing these provides -- to the Benson.
Medicare would be among those that you detect.
Here -- that things are -- they out of figure out what they can agree on whether it's Medicare or whether it is Medicaid.
In fact our governor McDonald house for example part of this Obama care scheme -- more taxes and more job losses.
Andrea and all sorts of things that are are harmful to people in the economy and the delivery of health care.
There are expanding Medicaid eligibility this is a mandate on the states in the states will have to then reduce funding for say.
Higher education I think that the president -- -- act on governor McDonnell and other governors request.
That they don't force this expansion of Medicaid eligibility which drives up the cost.
I think -- out of that that's the first thing that I've been advocating for many years and that is give the people in the states.
Greater flexibility to fashion a program that fits our states and I guarantee you many states hold your rights stumbled to a wrong but the ones that do -- right.
We'll be emulated on Medicare.
This is it's also on an unsustainable path I think congressman Ryan ought to be commended.
For -- his -- and -- Idleness and that he is not like Iran parties on -- on senators well aren't always have a right to Arnold got some divisions you're gentlemen -- very nice about it.
But I did you guys had some serious problems in your -- And then the house wants to go -- -- emboldened by these Tea -- -- the senate.
For whatever reason maybe -- is scared off by these charges against ride in Medicare and these town hall meetings where people go unanswered Republicans.
That -- just given up the fight.
Well I think I think if somebody doesn't like but congressman Ryan has proposed come up with a better idea.
Don't criticize him we didn't win that was unfortunately I was disappointed in the president who says we ought to take partisanship out of this first thing he does is all these typical.
That statements and -- the usual sort of scare tactics you find.
And in politics and so if somebody has a better idea let's say here this is a way that we could sustain and saves as save Medicare.
Here -- ideas of what where we ought to empower the people in the states insofar as Medicaid is concerned.
Here are ideas that we can get our economy moving again because part of the economy of part of the equation.
As far as a balanced budget is yet you got ratchet back the federal government spending that's.
Been escalating we also need to to unleash our American energy resource as we ought to get our tax policies.
Much more competitive we need to -- rain and the EPA no one is as -- -- to -- EPA.
To be pestering farmers and regulating CO2 that'll cause job losses and skyrocketing energy fuel and and food costs.
So there's a lot of things that ought to be done and I actually think that this debt ceiling vote.
As dangerous as some people say it is it is a great opportunity.
It has leverage that we conservatives have say if you want -- to vote for this.
There needs to be real cuts real cuts not pay cuts not nice words not platitudes real cuts and if you don't get it.
We're not gonna vote for that debt ceiling increase all right senator thank you we'll watch the race very close a good senior again.
Thank you -- great being with you.
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