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They set out to find middle ground on the great -- -- -- responded by a bipartisan solution that could reduce deficits by nearly four trillion dollars but that did the gang of six proposal actually caused more problems.
Then an -- to solve according to Washington times blogger Kerry -- it.
It's likely that when the president called win -- -- plan last week in which three GOP senators agreed a higher tax increases.
Then what Obama himself had presented -- John Boehner the anointed one decided to ask for 400 billion dollars more in tax hike.
So did the yanks plan caused the -- -- negotiations with speaker Boehner.
And now that looks like no plan currently on the table as likely to pass what is the gang planned to do next joining me now with reaction.
Part two of the three GOP members of the gang of six Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn.
And Georgia senator Saxby Chambliss guys are welcome -- -- the program thanks surveillance.
My job aren't going to be -- guy -- -- this article we'll start with you now I was mad at both -- last week it would put this regard more than any other is that.
Of the day that they were voting on cut -- -- balance with which both -- you support in the House of Representatives.
The president praises to the White House briefing room and know how you can't stop the presses we've got this new deal.
And and that's as I felt that this was diverting attention of the country away from what I think it was a really sound good solution.
In red did the president purposefully use you're planning your view to to to distract the country.
Well it you know I don't know what people's motivations are it obviously did.
The sad situation is the house passed -- -- and balance.
And the leadership of the senate couldn't instructed all of his.
Members to table it so we couldn't even have a vote on.
Yeah -- so you know I don't know what the motivations are but the fact is is you're right that's the one thing that could have solved our problems.
Get us there -- that then why senator Coburn -- -- who would you supporting this instead of everybody uniting.
It seems strategically or tactically.
That the Republicans seemed you know with the president having three Republican plans out there -- no plan by himself.
That we were negotiating a -- -- that conservative Republicans were negotiating against themselves.
Yeah well you remember what we started this there -- any intention to -- what we were doing to the net lecture on.
You know they advance overtook them that was delayed that.
For a long period of time but -- what they -- and there's still an intention to cut to the net Lebanon.
The debt limit is a symptom of the bigger problem which was what we were trying to address how to how do we get almost four trillion dollars.
Which is the only thing is going to satisfy the rating agencies and international financial community.
How do we get four trillion dollars on the table start.
More command and and we're gonna have to come together we don't control the senate.
And we don't control the White House so if you can make a move that would make that.
That we we did would you actually get the country out of a problem they'll solve a problem why would we not want to try to do that.
Sent to senator Chambliss I spoke to you when you told me that this just like senator Coburn saying that this was not a group.
That was trying to solve that the debt limit crisis that we are currently in.
But the day is this was announced the date of the vote cut -- and -- has taken place that's the way the president presented it to the -- -- Flesh out as I tell you before it just so happened that today.
The six of us made a report back to the bipartisan group of fifty senators that showed up at a meeting that -- and we were just tell a number oh what we had concluded and we really.
Did not even reached a final agreement at that point in time and there was a lot of euphoria -- the room a lot of folks.
We're agreeing with the direction in which we will move and they left the room that -- went outside to hoard of press and next thing we do it just snowballed there was never any intention to.
Taking any action and that morning that would interfere with the -- -- -- balance debate on the house -- said Tom Navajo sport this.
Still supported I think the balanced budget amendment.
His laugh all the best enforcement mechanism that we can have.
When it comes to making meaningful discretionary cuts these two proposals are.
You know there there mutually exclusive to the standpoint that they both will work down and they both have good assets.
That hopefully can be melded together sometime at some point but it.
Senator and I always after the -- that I got to ask you did did did the president then.
When He ran -- -- briefing room that He misrepresent.
What you're working on to the American people I think this is very important.
Yeah I you know ahead.
He's having a total lack of leadership on this issue He pounds -- played really gets angry at press conferences and you think she's making an impact and showing leadership.
And he's doing everything but unfortunately.
And I think He was doing any thing -- good at that point in time to deflect away from the fact that.
This -- fallen apart on his watch and it truly is He owns this economy.
The economy's not doing well and now He owns this issue and even when we get -- the deficit and shown.
We're still gonna 014 and a half trillion dollars and is going up every single day.
That's -- the group that Tom and I -- -- -- it was focused on the long term solution not the short term but let me ask you both of these support this.
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