Congressman Gingrey on Power Play Live
Rep Phil Gingrey talks about Class Act on Power Play Live
- Duration 8:58
- Date Oct 28, 2011
Rep Phil Gingrey talks about Class Act on Power Play Live
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I think it's the rhetoric.
Of class division that is especially to stabilize and.
This is not the American idea we believe in a system of upper mobility we believe in the system.
To get the hurdles out of people's -- so they -- rises society.
We don't believe in talking to people like they're stuck in some class and the government is here to help them cope with their station in life.
That was congressman Paul Ryan the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee and this is power play.
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And I know you will enjoy talking to congressman -- get angry who joins us now from over on the other side of Capitol Hill.
Congressman how we doing.
Hey Chris great to be -- you.
Okay now we just heard your colleague Paul Ryan.
That's why I'm pretty hard to President Obama this is some of the toughest rhetoric that we've heard so far certainly from somebody like congressman Ryan.
Are rising between you -- the president again are things getting dicier.
Well -- -- he was talking about class warfare in general.
And I'm talking about very specifically.
Warfare against the class act.
Of obamacare because we have a a good thing here yesterday -- but.
Okay -- this did you live.
Tell us about the class act and tell us about your here.
Well of course a class act was that that -- section that was put in on the senate side in the dark of night just before.
On March 23 of all -- 2000 until about a year and a half ago.
And this was the community.
Living assistance services and support.
All long term care insurance basically that it had been a pet project -- of the late Senator Edward Kennedy for years and that will push in this -- And Richard cost of actuary for Medicare said.
Yeah I know you want this to be his legacy but -- this thing is just not sustainable it won't work.
Caught in its gonna break the country long term maybe not in the first ten years where there's a little game victory in regard to the scoring but you get ahead in the out years in the -- -- year thirty years man.
And you shouldn't go down this road but they did it anyway and again I think is a tribute to Senator Kennedy.
But absolutely -- I horrible thing to -- on the backs of American people.
And end now all all secretaries of being -- -- just recently -- recent as two weeks ago said you know.
As Foster was right she didn't say that but she admitted -- this program would not sustainable when they were pretty much shut the door.
All but I think Chris we need to repeal it.
I think is very important that we pass.
-- -- 1173.
Cars before we get to what's next we should also point out right that live.
Be there were savings projected from this bill that were baked into the original legislation that was part of the funding.
From -- the claimed budget neutrality of the president's health care law was derived isn't that right.
That is exactly right basically about -- I have they the end.
But -- larger a larger greedy and at eighty billion dollars in you know.
The way they did it -- they collect premiums for fourteen years and they -- pay out well benefits for five years so it's pretty easy where you get the Mitt.
-- but beyond that it's a disaster in the course CBO doesn't score for the second -- years but you're you're right absolutely.
They had eighty billion dollars worth of pay for.
So congressman if they're not implementing it if the White House is in implementing it.
Why do they not want to repeal.
You know that's a good that's a good question because I I think they instill that into -- more -- game promote.
Witnesses yesterday they'll have first panel included doctor Charles -- -- My colleague from Louisiana according thoracic surgeon.
And he and have this bill he's a primary all but I'm the co -- ought to repeal the class act.
We sat down with leadership yesterday don't have sound -- -- -- after the hearing on energy and commerce and taught them about let's do that.
It in the Democrats I think they want to keep it all the books so to speak.
Soviet and as once it when the economy gets better we can resurrected.
Well in the meantime the private market -- long term.
All I care insurance.
Is sitting there would this uncertainty that they might ultimately have to be competing with the federal government and that's -- in the market.
So let's kill this thing.
If we want to appoint a study committee to go back to the drawing board and really look at how we can do this -- incorporated the end and -- for.
Then I'm willing to take -- -- look at it but in the meantime we need to kill this -- did.
OK congressman last question and this is a tough -- Georgia Tech's got Clemson this weekend what's the score going to days.
This score is probably.
Going to be.
24 to seventeen to -- -- tech.
-- the yellow jacket himself congressman thanks very much for being with us and we're gonna score early and hang on.
There you go there you go thank you sir have a great.
Okay we're back now.
We are happy to say with Karen in -- -- Stewart she's our needs to be that both of America will stipulate that eventually there -- -- good good good now.
-- congressman defeated my effort.
And then he did so well I have to say defeated my effort to talk about.
The seeming like we have -- re escalation going out Paul Ryan give a speech at The Heritage Foundation yesterday and then came on with Greta Van Susteren last night.
And I'm not accustomed to hearing Paul Ryan.
Who tends to this over and tends to be reasonable -- he likes to be the reasonable man.
Was hell for leather against Barack Obama.
Class warfare coming out hard theory aggressive kind of language I'm not used to from him.
Are we reaching.
The president has effectively in some -- cast Republicans as beyond compromising with basically he's out on the campaign trail saying I'm saying that talk to these people anymore I'm gonna do I -- -- executive Dick -- But I'm not gonna try and compromise with these people anymore.
What happens over the next year if we are now in this zone where it the president says Democrat Republicans of -- are worthy of negotiation and Republicans are madder than hell -- Nothing is going to happen.
Well -- -- not nothing that you that you're seeing conclude a and increasingly.
I'm disaffected electorate although it's -- hard to see.
American voters -- more disaffected -- they are right now I saw a poll recently I think and congress' approval was down to 9%.
Was below ten.
And that's very discouraging.
Whether it hits Republicans or Democrats it doesn't matter I another.
Rat -- I think out from Dallas shows that we're on an all time low.
That Americans have an all time low confidence and level of trust.
In congress and I think that only grows and that's not good for a country it's not good for a country's identity.
We're running out of time but quickly what do you think I mean I agree totally you know what if he's got -- -- I think the president -- very Smart is understanding that the 9%.
Congress congressional approval Israel.
And as he gets -- do -- -- well election.
He is just sort of joining the course of others saying you know congress is the problem.
I think that he is done quite a bit in trying to reach out to -- do much more absolutely.
What he's whether there's a lot of this are reaching out right he's meant what is.
Something -- you know when you've been smacked around you've just got to sort of retreat into sole focus on what you can control and I think he's done that there -- a -- -- -- even -- well I -- I think you will but the reality is they're just like the president's reelection they -- as well and so at some point many of the members of congress Democrats and Republicans gotta figure out how to work together if not then we're gonna continue to go down the slippery slope and never gonna return and that's something -- deeply disturbing is an average of buzz in Washington but those I think in the the parts of the world.
We gotta go when my job rating for you to is way above 9% after the recent.
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Campaign tour in which he promises relief to homeowners.
In a program which is already failed.
And now he's doing it on student loans if he's always had known him now miniscule is a benefit he would have been laughed out of that of that oratory of.