Halftime Report: 11/22/11
What's guest ombudsman Paul Mecurio doing with his tie?
- Duration 8:23
- Date Nov 22, 2011
What's guest ombudsman Paul Mecurio doing with his tie?
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-- -- -- -- gotten anything wrong so far that we go to Paul mercurial what's going -- all.
Thank sandy Courtney you're the woman in the group is this type look to wide.
You now I think it is a little Al mind this skinny ties through -- go to -- sweater for a second.
It's just it's -- -- are you wearing a T shirt under that does it looks like you're not and that's creeping.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I really out of there right okay let me stop our I don't get the super committee Andy yes sir the committee.
Last met -- today on November 1 so twenty days later.
Don't you think given a deadline that they have they should be meeting with more frequencies -- with which you have sex.
-- -- that a more than once I think they RD pop up.
It off get your facts straight if you're gonna try to make jokes I -- I think I made a factual.
I was on point you actually I think you try to put me down and I turned it around against you know I don't I got a lot to say that's of the -- ombudsman I'm supposed to have my say and and you leave it alone you keep you say that every time you hit it.
Never really is I Jamie yes don't you think the super committee proves once and for all that smaller government is no better than big government.
You know being in because there's small number of people.
Yeah I don't -- well that would prove that.
But because they haven't accomplished and -- -- congress can accomplish and we.
That we not reading the same story yet no I don't I don't I don't think hey if you get a small group of ideological people.
You you might not get very much accomplished -- if you're getting a -- large group of like minded people.
You probably get something accomplished right but you want it we have cuts in Medicaid Medicare -- such as it is that effectively like raising taxes on people because they then have to go out and spend more money for the things that they were getting some -- for the government so isn't it a -- -- -- that if you look at the entitlement programs especially Medicare over the next -- years it's almost like he actually dollars in unfunded liabilities or more.
That's where all he needs the money is that what needs to be reformed.
-- everything else is just you know he's dancing around the edges -- All right Joseph you talked about the missing link in trying to find the missing link if you look to people over it bill could pick up I think.
Why go to if I know that -- the of the Bible conference would agree.
Courtney you said that.
Nothing got accomplishment don't you think the committee accomplish something by unifying everybody's hatred toward them and I was a and yeah.
There are a they.
-- -- a little poll information and the current congressional approval rating is 12%.
Bill is that too high.
It is too high I think that the people that -- for them were also too -- then if that's the cream of the crop and and they deserve the words super.
And the entire congress is sloppy.
I'm outraged at that normally I'm not.
And also Jamie for the GOP thumb -- it always sort of going back to the -- protecting the well.
Of the wealthiest people sort of his serve like.
I mean isn't GOP sort of like -- Cayman island banks with legs at this point.
I guess the point is that you can raise the taxes on the wealthy all you want you could raise them to a 100%.
You're not you could confiscate all their well it will not make a difference in the long term budget projections.
It's all it's all new entitlement programs that's where the money.
While -- -- -- also act I've I've got to jump in here because that you know it didn't.
The Republicans aren't just saying oh we don't want the rich to pay more to register they don't want anyone to pay more taxes -- can't.
You know -- -- getting -- at all they want to protect tax cuts for the wealthy right want to protect tax cuts for everyone and the wealthy happen to be part of every one -- that you really really aren't a 100% but you can't.
Cut about a deficit by just cutting spending not raising revenue and in any business you can was that can't you now.
If you can't -- and I'm moving on the pepper spray.
Jamie you said that you know you kind of alluded to the fact that Occupy Wall Street is sort of really about -- you know kind of about defecation is that really all you're taking from the movement did you take from Schindler's List and it was about factories.
Hope I actually.
I mean I.
I don't I don't think hesitant I believe they are dominating feature well once again -- -- -- -- I want -- -- -- -- a little -- -- that once -- by the Clinton comparisons -- particularly -- -- I think it's -- -- -- I'm sure if I'd -- the occupied -- -- movement which is the occupied in Washington DC version of Occupy Wall Street.
There's not very coherent message going on there they're -- very angry if you read reports all across the country there's.
You know a lot of public -- occasionally what does that have that would lead but what does that have to do with a sitting where they get -- with hi nice that I didn't think that was the right thing to do I said that I thought that was available port that you needed -- that you -- your cheery huh.
Yeah the -- that lot of if I were -- -- the one that wanted Billy clubs and yeah.
Which it later but I'm not sure I send them.
-- -- that would draw and my.
Oh wait that is the second reference -- -- -- nobody in Chelsea -- And Billy club -- -- you mentioned red eye gets at the top pentagon with a sweater you can't Wear a teacher then I don't know anyone who -- -- residents letters did not admit it's this is the hot you're hot right here.
Courteney -- that you had said that maybe they could have just walked away.
And you are right -- defeats the purpose of what they're trying to do.
So would you had suggested according to god he may be just at some point he -- sandwich.
-- -- yawning during this story I'm so.
But I don't wanna be I don't pick it -- let's talk I'm just against -- and I am not the you'll -- see it on the show because.
I didn't just have thought like that this is definitely.
That you should consider it so I'm.
I don't -- -- -- from them.
So did just just a little sort of back -- UC Davis has recently proposed an 81% tuition hike and they tempers -- to students they want to pay it so.
This is a little bit like my my super it you know doubling my -- when I asked him to fix my toilet he throws trainer when my eyes straight again.
No I don't think it's anything like OK you know you don't even understand the concept of impressed that you can't shy guy down with it's a lot like watching Schindler's List and thinking about the fact.
And -- -- we're going on the NASCAR.
The Andy -- you put that hat back on for a second I could but I won't.
All right well I just want everybody know that I don't think you look like -- NASCAR do you look like a stock boy -- Office Depot.
-- Joseph -- -- -- people close minded and it I agree with you that it's not I wasn't about a military it wasn't some big military -- Comment that was being made there.
It was divided politics that was going on in what is it that.
Jill Biden has done and so offensive to these people that's like yelling at the guy that runs the White House gift shop right.
-- you lost me halfway through -- Wordy explanation.
That we call you Lou Costello tie this whole thing.
A chance to do it upon my -- -- -- -- Tired and I that you thought.
Are you are you really not surprised act according to surprise that they had such hate for both or you know sort of release anger toward these two women.
What if I can cut both yeah.
Yeah it is going home now I -- -- -- did anybody tell you that there was a full show that it meant to be black if -- the -- And it's not.
Let me jump -- here yet again I gotta say this -- if you listen -- Today that video it's not it's clearly it's you got 75000 people that we're not wearing -- -- 5000 people bowling that was some jerks -- I'm.
A stand that I'm I'm -- -- -- this at all NASCAR but -- I -- but yeah.
What I replied it -- division -- Wisconsin.
-- -- -- -- And have a lot of problems back that's -- when you got that.
It's that type from the Howard -- lot.
Did it decreased the value in Atlanta got all my sister -- dad has that's -- -- what are what I.
I don't like -- very aggressive Paul how many times did everything that you do this at that time -- I'm doing something right now yeah.
My -- and then we'll.