Time to Revive Simpson Bowles Plan?
Sen. Joe Manchin sounds off
- Duration 4:56
- Date Nov 21, 2011
Sen. Joe Manchin sounds off
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And truly and that's the First Lady and the president obviously talking about encryption of the jobs bill that was proposed -- this part of a jobs bill.
Got bipartisan support it -- tax credits to companies that hire veterans who are out of work bipartisanship is key here isn't it because where.
I'm sitting here a day where it there's not bipartisan support when it comes to cutting our massive debt.
And employment is certainly a part of that as well part of this story senator Joseph mansion.
It's a Democrat from West Virginia he sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee you can watch by the way the rest of the president and the First Lady on foxnews.com but senator you said.
Hey this is something that we agreed on this bipartisan part of his bill why can't we get bipartisanship when it comes to debt reduction.
You as -- from from the leadership you have to work with both sides to find on something that we have commonality.
And defend her supporting our veterans giving them a chance he can back into the mainstream.
And thanking them for the job they've done was a way that we all agree nothing was overwhelming.
Why can't we cut my you know I don't know usually you find and I'm not used to -- -- in back in west -- we work together we put our state first and this -- -- time.
Not to be Democrat Republican the American.
And step forward we've got a tremendous debt -- crisis fifteen trillion -- -- jumped seventeen trillion next year 21 trillion by 20/20 one.
We'll be spending as much on servicing our debt interest.
20/20 one as we do our Department of Defense.
We -- talk about his numbers but -- didn't seem to be any accountability.
For anyone as far as not putting forward a solution.
For the debt reduction yes the super committee if it fails which it looks like it is going until there's he's automatic -- to -- -- place.
But as -- as accountability for the people who you know they still maintain their jobs and and we're still with this big debt issue.
-- -- Bowles Simpson report was the only thing that started out in the bipartisan fashion it's only remain bipartisan it's grown.
We have about a 140 plus members of congress both in the house and senate -- and go to large go big go for -- more.
It has a great template is something we should be taking up -- voting upon and I would urge and I did send a letter to all the leaders urging them to take that Bowles Simpson report.
Put that in the bill fashion on this vote on that's what we need for the next general right.
Anything that would work when this compromise.
Would actually be the why do you think now the -- in -- commission plan might work when it was presented it it was voted down in yeah.
What was voted need to fourteen votes to to move forward had eleven but 116 Democrats five Republicans -- not have -- -- now where -- 140 about evenly split.
When you look at where we are -- -- everything he starts thinking how can fix this first of all we recognize we have been a problem spending we spend too much.
And that's got to be really and we all agree that that's where the Tea Party comes from the you have to Occupy Movement and they're saying it up 99% and the people behind I agree with that too.
If that's the case then you're gonna have tax reform that everyone pays their fair share stop the loopholes -- offset some credits.
Then you gotta figure out how -- we spend in and in the new revenue.
Everybody tells me I'll I'll be happy to continue more I'll be happy to pay more taxes we're just afraid you're gonna waste and towed away.
So tell him say it every dollar that comes in must be spent on either infrastructure and or debt reduction that's all.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Mark Kirk and from Illinois Republican meet every week.
We talk what what we can do to bring people together we try to get your great gatherings of people setting down.
There's no there's no camaraderie there's no collegiate type and why isn't that what you know me just say that when you when you would ask and a prominent I've thought about this.
The general -- -- after trying to.
Okay if this person gets credit for that might make you look -- might hurt me -- I'm afraid it.
They're worried about the next election I don't want to be part of -- generation turns over the keys to the next.
And left then this state of the this country in worse -- tomorrow received it deserved a new generation let let's let's look to my heart and.
Why aren't we seeing members meeting today why isn't the super committee meeting right now down to wire.
The bottom line is if you have people that aren't there so far apart -- leadership specify got to get people more commonality.
If you start reaching a different people on this important well from the standpoint -- the twelve there's a good people but if they fell to do the job they've been tested asked to do.
Then we got a 140 members -- to step up.
If you've got a 140 people we've put our name we signed -- we stood behind him Wii version.
We said the -- Simpson has a good plan he had a game six it's morphed into really we continue to say go big go big go there they -- excel.
Let's say -- -- -- some are afraid because they tell us and -- new York and the senator quickly thank you so much happening in nineteen I had yeah I sat with that.