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-- for lots of suggestions on how to get the economy back on solid ground we're gonna have some perspective now from former Wyoming senator Alan Simpson who's a co chairman.
Of the president's national commission on fiscal responsibility.
And reform AKA the death commission -- -- and I set -- back with us it's always a pleasure.
Beat some great questions from our viewers that like to start off with this one because it really hits home.
I shed had this to ask what would you recommend a voter to do.
We've called emailed ridden and persuaded an all -- -- -- -- what do we do next.
Go to their town meeting there out there -- the August recess unless they unless they're so Gucci they won't have town meeting many don't know.
Go to the town meeting when they get up which they were gonna cut spending gonna do this just state.
Would you please be specific I've listened to your -- now.
For quite awhile what he's going to do to restore the solvency of Social Security so that you won't waddle up of the -- in the year 2036.
And get -- checked.
What he's gonna do with regard to the defense budget where you have.
The health care plan -- you pay 470.
Bucks a year and no -- pay and it cost 53 billion bucks.
What you gonna do with contractors what are you gonna do what Medicare which is on automatic pilot which is just going to be out of control what you called Obama care or.
I don't care or no care it can't work.
That's what you do.
Just -- just say I'm tired of your BS I want some specific.
Can they call you on that senate bill you'd be big and it.
I have a feeling -- -- of them well.
We have a lot of questions about what's happening today specifically with the Fed Republican on screen.
I'd -- the Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner resists there and he's going to be meeting with the president later today but first we get a decision from the -- And one of our viewers Jay Frye had this task about the -- whether or not they are accountable.
For some of the masks that were in right now how would you how would you place the -- when we're talking about the debt crisis to deficit and and all those entitlement programs as -- that even related to that.
Well sure it is and I'm not enough -- and all the ways but I do know that -- anytime you have somebody that can do a Q leave one and it can lead to look.
Whatever -- -- view would be you were.
Anyway what -- and to go for number three on that I think would be a big mistake because -- I think I heard the gentleman or state then starts to -- -- everybody's talking about those little -- The little guys that guy was gonna get -- needed when you get inflation picking him and interest rates kicking him.
The money guys the big money guys -- sit around all day and play arbitrage -- back and forth and -- this it's that don't worry about them.
They always take care of themselves but the tragedy is when you mesh around of this economy like this and you have a predictable.
Trajectory of debt deficit and there's -- you're not doing -- thing to correct that a real thing like.
Four trillion bucks at least in ten years.
The little guy as the guy that gets hurt them all what irony what -- higher.
The senator whenever viewers camps when you land wants to know whether or not -- -- asked.
To jump into the race since when he's about whether to get back in as a senator -- even a vice presidential candidate or maybe even a presidential candidate.
Well it just makes my heart sing I'd just get goose pimples although -- -- of what the hell that the group is going -- ever heard my life.
I never aspired to that one I was there I am a legislator.
I couldn't administer my way out of a Paper -- But I sure love to legislate -- the hearings that well earned my vote to what -- research.
Love the debate that look forward -- beta loved everything about -- that's that's what they're not doing they're not legislating.
They're meeting in their caucuses.
To figure out how to screw the other party instead of products out of -- -- -- What a sad thing to watch it didn't work that way when I was there you worked with guys on the other side.
I didn't have to agree with Ted Kennedy or admire what He did all my news when He shook my hand look me in the -- He never broke its word with -- want now we have guys.
That won't compromise on anything you could give them a whole deal they wouldn't even know otherwise mama didn't do that until I get this there's one thing.
-- -- And senator Cody Wyoming is a much better place to be in August and Washington DC who it is -- about 67 degrees just -- That nightly and cooler head well.
Well I don't.
Hearings on the on the AARP when I was in congress they say look Simpson you're out these could be used -- this way it -- I chaired the veterans affairs committee -- that.
What do we do and taking care guys should never served over six months ever -- -- Beetle Bailey don't know -- -- -- and they shouldn't receive the same benefits of the combat better.
What do you do the AARP had a hearing on they were furious but -- it just all marketers they're pretty patriots but there's.
So it's always fun to just poke holes some sacred -- or leave it right into the shoot and Brett.
The -- Senator we -- we appreciate your intent and our viewers really appreciate your response to questions -- boards lighting up right now we hope to have you back soon and use against sir thank you -- But.
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