Boehner Breaks Off Debt Talks: What's Next?
Sen. Ron Johnson weighs in
- Duration 3:51
- Date Jul 23, 2011
Sen. Ron Johnson weighs in
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Well they couldn't be any farther apart President Obama and house speaker John Boehner blaming each other for the break down the deficit talks.
Joining us now is Republican Wisconsin Republican sense Ron Johnson.
Good to see -- -- I -- originally as I yesterday.
On one of the fox shows -- in -- none too happy give us your reaction to what happened yesterday to break down.
But I heard the president earlier saying that.
It was just.
Very hard to believe that these talks went go forward.
I think what I find hard to believe this is the president wouldn't even getting -- these talks to a couple weeks ago that He wouldn't put -- -- serious budget.
I find hard believe the senate hasn't passed a budget in over two years.
And I find it very hard to believe the senate wouldn't even allow debate.
I'm -- described the solution -- problem which is really the cut cap and balanced bill that would actually cut spending next year.
Cap the growth in spending over ten years.
Increase the debt ceiling.
But only in the end.
Connection with passing a constitutional amendment that would actually balance our budget which by the way the American people support by rate of 74%.
We had -- that's what I find unbelievable we have senator Mike Leon a little bit earlier today we are talking about the act and the -- deal and He said you know -- not dead.
You said that yesterday as well have you changed your -- -- last 24 hours.
No I think we need you present that the American people let the American people see what our plan as illustrious as Juliet.
That the president has actually no credibility.
In this debate at all in these negotiations I don't why he's negotiating good faith.
Because he's never put anything in writing.
I haven't seen it I've seen reports leaked to the press you know this -- everything's on the table that you know he's looking at restructuring entitlements.
We'll show me the numbers -- -- -- amber says there are seeing this information.
You know possibly put the American people haven't seen it messes up the wage this should should it at all -- The Democrats should put reported budget two years -- going April 15.
They certainly should put forward one on April 15 of this year so the American can people can see what their solution the problem is.
All the American people scene this solutions from the Republican side.
And to give it you know every time we've negotiated this president fortunately.
Our good faith efforts had given him credibility when He has no credibility and that's been a real shame you feel like that should be opened up to be a lot more translucent this whole process.
-- you know this is crazy to think you can negotiate.
A three point seven trillion dollar a year budget.
-- another way of putting that is three point seven.
Million dollars that's how large federal government is -- you can have a couple individuals.
Negotiating for a couple weeks.
In trying to decide the future -- of America that is absurd are -- crazy.
Let's talk about you're state -- what to your state is doing right based on total employment figures.
Wisconsin created more than half of total US jobs in June had of this happens.
Explain when it's.
It's amazing what happens when you actually -- the -- environment for business and job creation.
When you actually tell businesses you know we want you to locate in our state or want to locating our country.
It's also amazing win.
Politicians actually or elected officials.
Actually do what they said they were gonna do.
When He ran for election -- actually step up the plate have political will make hard choices to actually fix a problem.
It was -- deal with a one point eight billion dollar a year budget deficit.
You know the federal government we're dealing with about a one point 65 trillion it's almost a thousand times worse.
Because there's no limitation there's no constitutional requirement to balance your budget.
That's what would be the solution for America's problems follow the example Wisconsin you'll see the same type of job growth if we do senator Ron Johnson thanks very much for joining us this morning we appreciate.