Boehner Plan Gaining Ground?
Votes shifting for plan in the House?
- Duration 4:49
- Date Jul 27, 2011
Votes shifting for plan in the House?
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A house Republican delaying until at least tomorrow vote on speaker John Boehner is debt limit plan and debt reduction plan.
A report say the first version this version that we had just yesterday didn't have the votes so was back behind closed doors to try to figure out away.
To make it work now something -- happened in DC indications re hearing that the tide is shifting.
And the votes are there are joining us now is a man whose job.
Used to help the speaker count his votes chief deputy whip congressman Peter Raskind.
At Illinois so congressmen that the show's not happening now we just heard is something happening where.
Some members who were leaning no against this bill now say they're leaning yes.
And the question we have for you is what's changed.
Why is actually.
I think there's two things going on in my opinion one is the speakers put a plan on the table that's been scored by the Congressional Budget Office.
That ironically because the now has to be the speaker's plan has to be retooled.
In order to meet the new goals because the continuing resolution was more successful than originally thought now that means that.
I think most members now both Republican members are looking at this plan and it is dawning upon them that this is the one plan.
The President Obama is very very concerned about getting on its -- why is President Obama concerned about getting on his desk.
Because it has a restraining influence on spending for him in the future and what it does is it denies the president the opportunity to blame Republicans in the next.
Few years about the slow growth.
Of this economy so I think members as -- are reading it are becoming more comfortable and more confident and now articulating that -- far more supportive of it than the average.
When this -- -- the top -- that would we've certainly talked about on the show over the last several days it back and forth on how you get members on your side so.
I had there been promises made had their big additions to the bill.
I it can't be said only that people have an epiphany moment here over the last twelve hours how are you getting them on your side.
Well don't under don't address.
-- made the the the persuasive nature.
Clarity as it looks -- -- -- are presented with options.
One option one realistic option is to allow a default -- that's absurd and and nobody.
That's clear thinking should really be.
Advocating that another option that's realistic is to allow senator Reid's.
Position to advance.
Which actually raises the debt ceiling more than it -- and that's something that house Republicans have adamantly said.
That were opposed to in the final option is what speaker -- Boehner is proposing which is this.
It says we've got to cut more than we raised and we're not gonna raise taxes and we're gonna meet our obligations and I think -- -- members are looking -- -- choices the more they're saying you know what.
Speaker -- approach cynics do you have the votes right now.
Well we had a very good meeting a couple of hours ago in the whip count is going on tonight okay -- push comes to shop.
To you know that when push comes to shop.
I'm confident that this bill is gonna pass the House of Representatives.
What about the senate we've -- senate Republicans like senator Lindsey Graham a command said did this this plan does not.
Have his -- well.
The irony is that you talked to speaker Boehner -- he'll tell you that leader Reid agreed to this very plan so I think what reader leader Reid did at that point.
Was to disclose it really where his members are.
And his leader Reid going to not call this bill for a vote is He -- is He then gonna be responsible.
For the default.
I don't think so I think -- pass that.
And I think it goes on the president's desk and I think President Obama signs this bill it's his only choice and it's the only remedy moving forward.
Primarily about thirty seconds here but neither plan that's.
Presented by either the Democrats the Republicans comes close to the four trillion dollars in cuts over the next ten years that.
Our rating companies say we need to do -- prevents.
Of our nation's credit.
What's your plans look.
That's a very serious issue and I'm not here today -- and sunshine telling it that this makes all of the fiscal problems of the United States go away.
The previous congress and this administration.
Have run up national debt to the point where it is crippling and these are the consequences of it.
What we've got to do is take this on one step at a time and I would submit.
It's speaker -- plan is exactly that first step that we need to move forward and I think most folks are getting clear minded about that it's.
While interesting did on this congressman nice to have you join his father happening in DC looks like you say.
That the votes are there for this plan for the Republicans to pass the House of Representatives I thank you so much for joining us.