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A lot of talk in Washington right now that I should call congress back early the last thing we need.
Is congress spending more time arguing and be safe.
For a while that was the president's way of saying it ain't happening and that's -- Ronald one of my next -- blue dog Democrats out urging house visit to do just the opposite saying we can't afford to wait until September congress.
To get back to work congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee joining me right now -- congress and the president.
Now would be wasted time what do you say.
The presence -- if we went back to work and started arguing again we need to get along we need to solve problems but congress does need to get back to work.
Congress often ignores the time value money.
And our problems are accumulating so fast right now about one calculation you could even say that every day we wait cost us almost fourteen billion dollars.
That's like a 164000.
Dollars a second.
-- What's to say have you guys come back though and you you you -- some of that 164000.
Bucks the second -- -- -- Some of announcing -- -- -- -- -- your colleagues -- -- -- it's just keeps spending I've heard talk of more job initiatives.
I've said before maybe we should have an initiative to stop it as soon as having said that maybe the better part of dollar is -- stay home if that's what you're gonna do -- -- come.
All of a bare minimum the super committee of twelve people now -- they're selected should get right to work because they face -- November 23 deadline.
But I really thank the entire congress needs to be involved because by December 23 -- Christmas time we're gonna have to vote on each package.
Of cuts and the cuts really need to be larger than what the super committee is talking about -- only tasked with one point two trillion.
Most economists I talk to are saying that the package should probably be large or something along the lines of three or four trillion.
It won't -- -- her right as things stand now did the then the automatic triggers go into effect total and at one point two trillion right.
Exactly right the so called sequestration process and already industry -- split.
Some folks like agriculture folks think they might fare better under sequestration.
Other folks like defense say hey we need intelligent cuts -- were in the middle of a bunch of wars here we can't just cut across the board at a time like this.
So congress above all needs to learn these programs -- -- to know where the cuts can be made and go ahead and help the committee make those cuts goes.
We can't delegate all the responsibility just -- twelve people on a super committee congress needs to be during its homework.
And just cause we've traditionally had an August break doesn't mean we should have one now when the economy so weak and the jobless -- -- Graham.
And when the stock market is on a roller coaster.
Have you not heard anything back from John -- error or.
-- the other leaders.
All response speaker Boehner made an announcement saying hey it's all of the Senate's fault and that I should act and if anybody came back and should be the senate.
There's actually some truth to that because the senate is probably more dysfunctional today than it's been a -- what I'm Nancy filibuster has taken over.
Both the speaker runs the house representatives speaker banner could calls back at any time you -- -- They've actually kept the house and for most of the month and a technical pro forma session but primarily -- -- and prevent President Obama from making recess appointments.
I think we should get back to work because our problems -- -- so fast we really can't afford to come back September 7 and say oh ought to know that was happening.
If congress is as busy back home -- constituents but we also need to be during the work in Washington -- A lot of my colleagues have not learned the programs have not studied the cuts like they should have -- and now's the time to do that for a congressman good seeing you thank you very much.
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