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Welcome back everyone sixteen minutes after the top of the hour He unveiled his plan to cut the debt right here on FOX & Friends and guess what.
One penny at a time we can take on trillions.
I guess so he's back.
Florida congressman Connie Mack joins me right now on the curvy couch -- to see -- congress is seated thanks for its.
Amazing when we talk about trillions of dollars which up until this point nobody could really calculating their head.
And now you're -- and if we go back to the simple use of the penny we can solve this problem -- -- That's right -- real simple so in Washington.
Every year there's an automatic increases spending.
Of 7% seven point 5% 8%.
So every year everybody thinks they were at a flat like we're not spending any more we're not raising the rate of spending but every year we're spending seven and a half percent more a year.
My plan says is we freeze that we don't continue to raise you know continues spend more and then we cut 1% a year for six years so that's one penny.
Out of every federal dollar.
After six years we cap spending to 18% and GDP in the seventh year in the Q we bounced the budget and after ten years we -- seven point five trillion it's simple everybody.
-- watching the show this morning they've had to cut more than one penny out of every dollar their home budget or their business budget.
And it's something that Washington should be -- About how people walking on the -- -- they don't pick up a penny if if I mean who put it in perspective like that it makes total sense.
You think that you might -- nominated to the super committee with that kind of a plan -- it.
-- do you think they'll take up your plan as part of the super committee to trying cut one point five trillion over the next we're we're we're.
-- continue to push I'll tell -- what's happened since I was here last we now have 57 co sponsors in the house we've got seven co sponsors in the senate.
So we're getting a lot -- were picking up a lot of steam here.
Democrats seem to also like it Lanny Davis wrote an op Ed -- in support.
Of the the concept of the bill and so we're we're moving -- we're gonna continue to push written.
And what's really great if there are so many people now we're going to other members of congress and senator saying I like that any plan.
I want to does support it so if constituents -- listening right now like it what can they do to voice their support well couple things they can go to my website at Mac dot house -- gov.
And they can sign a petition and that those types of things but more importantly I think it's reaching out to their members of congress reaching out to the senators and saying.
This is a common sense plan is simple it's something that I've had to do at home wouldn't and we want to do the same thing.
Now you are an interesting situation because you're married to another member of congress -- Bono from.
-- Voting yes on the debt -- you voted no.
And I'm wondering with a discussion at dinner was that night yet.
Didn't of the dinner that night was great because we -- starting to we knew would we -- gonna do by that time but -- made up we -- our diminished yet agree line that she said to somebody she is will we respect one another's opinion and then He sleeps on the couch in the.
And and I think people generally -- out there right beside a penny.
And I said yes -- You got it right all right oh it's great to see you congressman Connie -- we'll see if your plan continues to gain -- thank you very much next.
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