Rep. Huelskamp: 'Cut Cap and Balance' is the Answer
What can Congress do to move forward?
- Duration 5:11
- Date Jul 27, 2011
What can Congress do to move forward?
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That's the -- debate and the -- is taking place we're gonna go back to Capitol Hill right now we're congressman Tim -- camp from Kansas some Republican Kansas is standing by.
To offer up some of his thoughts as to what's taking place behind closed doors at the moment the fact that they've got this -- going on and I want to get your cluster.
Honest to where things stand at this moment is is.
-- debaters -- something that you can live was.
Now I don't think it goes far enough how sorry established a strong position cut -- and balance that.
Provides the president with us debt ceiling increase but provides the long term.
In short term and changes we needed to solve this problem the whole idea that we're sitting here is it's not because we won't -- -- telling.
The real issue is the spending -- it's taken place the last two years and the last two decades.
That we discontinue borrow money and debt and hopefully sometime in the future some -- gonna figure out of pay this off.
Cut camp and balance and a balanced budget amendment is the answer -- the -- -- -- past.
Located in the house I passed it but it's.
It's it's not going anywhere at the moment in the senate so do you think it's going to be revived.
At all in this dialogue that that's taking place right now I know -- I really consider.
Two separate plans that are going to be.
At this point -- And voted on one of the house one of the senate but where does it cut captain balance amendment -- stand at this point.
Against his back.
I think they're great question and great.
Understanding what's going on the house continues to put solutions for that the senate has yet to vote on a single plan.
They haven't bought one to the floor cap cap and balance they were afraid to take a vote on it.
I -- isn't leaving within let him go anywhere you outrageous a lot of people -- -- decided they wouldn't even debated that they wouldn't even bring it to the floor adding that they just.
Decided evil as opposed to -- the discussion.
Well that's that's what I hear from people at home -- and it will take a -- -- man up and they finally are talking about an actual plan after months and months and months and the president goes on national television still has no plan outlined.
And but we need to talk about solutions and the problem again is not the debt -- The problem is the spending -- that -- is there.
And we need a long term change -- cut capital balance when you -- the spending now the plans that are being floated around now cut only seven billion dollars next year.
Next year that's the only year which we can handle as members of congress is what are we gonna do next year.
And here here we are talking about minimal cuts again talking about somewhere down the road we're gonna cut.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Doesn't think house speaker -- planned fall short in that He has not.
Provide any specific areas where the -- -- there any coming from that's when we still have yet to see they talk about cuts but we don't know where he's.
Targeting these cuts.
Plug in those cuts are two years out.
Forty the next day -- get an idea how do you you know we all know in politics in Washington.
That what she promised today doesn't necessarily materialize when you say it's gonna happen.
Two years now ten years a lot can happen edging down and there'll be other people in office -- -- and it.
It's unfortunate I don't know I find I think I do do do do people often -- really -- the public.
He's gonna stand by for something like this and just really believe that.
That we're and that that we the American people are gonna stand by and -- we're gonna -- your promises.
The history has proven that that that they shouldn't related.
That's why get a pass the balanced budget amendment to tie the hands of congress and this president in the next present one after that and force you to bounce their budget.
The talk around this town -- this let's use this 1997.
As the as the model for -- -- plan and I appreciate the effort trying to get something passed in the senate won't even.
Vote on anything but point the 1997 budget agreement actually didn't solve the problem.
It's actually put off the cuts in the future looks cuts were never made and we got to focus on making those cuts would county is pretty -- yeah.
I don't know I'm doing pretty stand on on the debt ceiling are -- one that does not want the ceiling.
Raised at any cause at any for any reason or are you willing to be flexible about it.
-- I was flexible to catch up on balance that -- the best.
That's right yeah.
Records and and I didn't raise that this feeling a little bit so.
It's only erase the two point -- trillion I've got us past the next election was great I'm not so concerned about was very concerned about that and then the -- was duly noted about the fact that He was mentioned the word election.
-- all of this OK -- you want what about the group of freshmen that are standing firm.
-- they do not that they made a pledge not to raise the ceiling.
Do you think that any plan can really.
Move forward without these precious unborn.
I think it's critical in order to.
Respond to what the American people want directly -- -- know what I hear I hear in my district I know what other freshman here and there's we just came to an election the president did not most of that.
The senate did not most of veterans in the house really did not come through tough election but the folks that went -- election like myself we heard He got to cut the spending spending is the problem.