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Now with her take Republican senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from Texas senator nearly everyone agrees that social security and Medicare must be fixed.
To avoid insolvency at some future date yet Washington can't agree -- had to do it -- ever gonna come to an agreement ever.
You know I hope so and that he is going to be that it is bipartisan.
That the president is at the table I think it's stunning really that.
None of the -- budget plans that are on the table.
Deal with -- security the only one that really deals with Medicare.
Is now being sort of made a scapegoat.
And I think if we don't deal with Medicare -- security as well as Medicaid.
Then we're never going to have -- responsible approach to getting the debt -- You know senator Peter bunch of the dissent on called the whole process after last night's vote.
Dead dead dead dead and I have you throw in ten more digs it out there.
Is that where we stand right now in regard to be able to fix these entitlements along with the budget planner to be just have put on the back burner.
Work on this budget and find another way to fix needs.
They can't be dad dad dad a mean.
I think we saw probably over hearing of the conversation between all linemen and President Bill Clinton.
Everyone agrees it can't be dead and entitlements -- the only true -- I've been working on -- security and looking at it.
Close the gap is 75 year gap and so security and they could completely self and by gradually increasing the age a little more in retirement which I think most people agree is.
Just common sense the way we live today and they help that we have today and then adjust the cost of living a little bit.
1% or -- and that would cover it no new taxes.
No new big benefit cuts it's just a simple I think solution and no one is willing to -- it.
-- I'm gonna start going forward and talking about it.
Well senator I mean that being said you're saying how no one is still addressing Social Security I mean and and raising the age -- these entitlements.
I think what you hear from -- colleagues in Washington is talking about -- is they're willing to do it but it doesn't look like anybody's going to act on it may be out of.
I am I am looking at a proposal now and one that we've gotten the numbers of those security administration that say it would close the gap.
A number of my colleagues are very interested in it they are wary anyone is wary of going forward without some.
Body in front of the president and from the Democrats and the Democrats have said to me that.
They won't buy -- unless you have hit an increase in the taxes.
We don't need an increase in the taxes I think that would hurt the economy it would hurt creation of jobs.
I'm not gonna be for something that increases taxes.
But just adjusting the cost of living that you keep the core benefits but you -- the cost of living so that it's just a little bit -- And you raise the age up to 69.
Over a long period of time above 2030.
Then -- I think have a solution that people can.
Say okay we can give a little on that age because it makes sense that we're living longer in working long.
What about in the short term with us about hitting our ceiling where do you see that going and what -- some of the solutions that that are being worked out so that we don't.
Have our financial markets thrown up into the whole -- Well I think that there is -- disconnect frankly between what the president is saying.
I -- it's going to be there are falling if they debt limit is not raised in yet.
Not being able to come to the accommodations.
Make significant changes that would seize the opportunity.
Four ever having to do this again which none of us want.
I think it is very important.
That Republicans believe that we can set the priorities we can spend the revenue that we have coming in to cover the -- so -- would not be at the fall.
And the cover the priorities in government until we have real reform.
That he's going to show that we will not have to raise the debt ceiling in the future.
Thank you senator we appreciate your time today.
Republican senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from the great state.
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