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Turning -- to this country's lack of a budget.
Are -- resolution of our debt ceiling crisis my next -- led a coalition of 76.
Freshman lawmakers calling on the president -- got off the sidelines.
And submit a credible plan.
To deal with the nation's debt congresswoman Diane black a Republican from Tennessee she sits on the powerful budget.
Ways and means committees and I'm I'm gonna say this first -- welcome.
Congresswoman I want everybody to know that your.
A small business owner former educator.
And a registered nurse for forty years you talk about qualifications you've got them as far as I'm concerned.
Welcome to the broadcast thank you Lou thank you very much it's good to be here with you this evening so what is what is the mood in there and what do you expect to hear from this president you're asking him -- come forward with a proposition a proposal on the budget.
Well you're asking for just that it's the time is up -- alarms are going off all around us we know that.
S&P is talking about downgrading us Moody's is talking about that we're now at a point where our gross domestic -- product is equal to our debt.
But -- you can't have any more alarmed than that where is the supposedly either of our country he has not given us a plan and we wanna play him.
-- -- senator Jeff Sessions pointed out.
Two nights ago.
That did -- that in the senate.
The leadership there hasn't provided about your proposal.
Four for over two years.
I mean I cannot for the life of me understand what's going on -- that this administration or the Senate Leadership.
Were we laughed and a and a in an effort to negotiate -- deal when one side will not declare its intentions are of the are are put forward -- proposition.
Well -- we're all new to congress and we weren't sent there by a mandate from the people this past November to get this country.
Turned around and get -- on -- track.
Where -- not spending more than what we bring in and that we have some structural changes to change the way Washington has been operating.
You've already talked about it there's no leadership there's a lack of leadership in the senate.
There's a lack of leadership in the executive.
I'm branch with the president not giving us a plan.
And which congressmen that are freshman.
Some believe that this is not the way our country should be run how many Irish want to hear something from the president I'd love to hear something from the senate as well.
The house has done its work its put a plan on the table.
If they don't like the play and then they need to bring another plan but we have to have another plan so we can sit at the table and talk about the two point.
Congresswoman and how much pressure you the other freshman under from leadership.
We're hearing a lot of talk about revenue in some of the negotiations with led by Vice President Biden.
We're hearing sir and outright declaration by the president of the United States that were we will if he has his way witness the largest tax increase in American history.
When the bush tax cuts expire.
What we're trying to pressure you wonder.
Well I don't want to speak for my entire republic and -- just -- but I will tell you the general will.
That I hear it within that classes there is no raising taxes you know raising taxes is only temporary as well.
How would you raise taxes and then you spend whatever you bring in this is such structural problem.
We've got into -- -- here in this country both Republicans and the Democrats are spending year after year more than what they bring in their living off the credit card.
And the message was very clear a week ago on Tuesday.
That we were not going to give a clear debt limit increase it overwhelmingly.
Failed not only by.
They Republicans felt more than nine -- Democrats said the thing same thing and I think that.
Everyone is starting understand that we cannot continue to operate the way this congress is operated in the past we've got to get our house and water.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well you're very kind and I'm going to do the best that I can do and do the people's will.
I've run out in the district and I've been to 140 my fifteen states doing town hall meetings and I'm hearing it clearly from the people.
Go there and fight for us get our country turned around and back in order.
Terrific congress over thank you very much congresswoman Diane why -- --
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