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Is calling on Democrats and Republicans to try to find some common ground to resolve the debt limit crisis.
But house Republicans and senate Democrats are still -- dogs they're pushing to gain support for competing plans.
I'm about what's going on with Alaska senator mark may -- she's on the Budget Committee He is chairman of the Senate's democratic steering and outreach committee.
Senator you might have just heard the interview the -- just did with congressman Jeb -- drilling of Texas.
Who said look we in the house of -- -- have passed one proposal here cut cap and cap and balance.
It was tabled by the senate the senate hasn't Bob put forward its own budget in more than 800 days why not can you answer that question.
Well first let me start with the basis there's a lot of -- -- out there I can tell you that the senate.
Democratic majority has put out a framework several weeks ago we -- -- for months if you were -- we laid it out there.
Also we have on this side of the equation -- gang of six made up of three Republicans three Democrats have also put -- another proposal.
Both of them around four trillion dollars of reductions and getting real loopholes in a variety of proposals so.
There's a lot out there I -- -- wanna work on the technical all of this certain planet to go through this committee that committee but there are several plans out there.
Well we should focus on instead of blame -- everybody is focused on getting a result I can tell you.
On the senate side you know we're running out of time -- for the house to do their work so there's a lot of effort.
Over here both Democrats and Republicans trying to figure out what's the right approach here and I think we can get there over time and I'll tell you were run out of a run out time right now thousand.
You know I I hear what they always like to say it's a great one -- gets good press coverage but the fact is.
There's multiple plans out there there's only one bipartisan plan is actually been presented.
And that's been the gang of six made about three Republicans and three Democrats on the senate side.
Hasn't cell -- majority leader Reid essentially said that the Boehner plan if it arrives in the senate is dead on arrival.
I mean that doesn't sound like compromise.
Well first -- got to look at the house of the house is not compromise and even talking to Democrats over -- that's -- body bringing over a one sided proposal but let me.
Put in the comparison here I'm very clear on this I don't support a short term plan of any kind.
And the Boehner plan is 900 billion dollars worth of reductions that short term.
You wanna create more chaos in this economy and I'm from the business well that's where I grew up that's right me my money.
That story you just -- on the real estate industry that's right come from.
You wanna create more uncertainty in this economy.
Do three and six month plan we need to have a -- multiple month plan to move beyond.
This gamesmanship now do I think the -- plan is perfect now I think there's some good ideas coming from the Republicans for example.
I don't mind the vote with some conditions on an up or down vote.
Regarding the the idea of a balanced budget amendment I have supported the sense of the senate in the past on that.
But it shouldn't mention blackmail the issue of the valid debt limit its effort your story just before I got -- was a very good story of the impact it's gonna happen.
So there is -- -- -- Would you advocate that the president essentially use the fourteenth amendment to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally without congressional approval.
You know the president's folks have said they they don't have the authority to -- plus you know for us to be thinking that way really shows -- this system has collapsed here we should be able to figure this out here.
I'll tell -- all the calls I didn't tell a town hall meeting with the last -- last night.
They're concerned that we are -- able to work together back here and most frustrating part of being here for the last two and a half three years almost.
Is that we can't sit down and I think there is some movement.
At least with senators I can't talk about the house because they're gonna send over one sided proposal but on this -- it.
There's actually a lot of discussion and I think we need to focus on that.
There should be -- -- necessity even consider the idea or the rumor of idea of a fourteenth amendment issue the president said that's off the table.
And we should be able accomplishes here I mean it's us you know it if you know I'm done stumbling with the words because it's probably the most frustrating thing that.
We can figure this out and maybe this pressure -- is gonna force those -- actually look at the long term issues but again the difference to me is.
We can't have a short term fix that is disruptive.
To this economy and I must have a long term effects.
-- a lot of short term fixes issued you know.
You wonder why the economy is the way this severe proven my point that a senator mark made -- Democrat of -- good to have you on thank you thank you very much.
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