Lawmakers nix earmark ban despite $1 trillion deficit
Washington working on spending more of your cash
- Duration 7:41
- Date Feb 4, 2012
Washington working on spending more of your cash
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What happens in Vegas steadily.
Not staying in Vegas especially when it comes to spending America's money -- only have to listen and ask senator Harry Reid.
I don't earmarks.
All my career and I'm happy I don't earmarks -- my career.
I'm happy I've -- earmarks in my career.
I'm going to let it had to Neil Cavuto and what -- -- presidential candidates working -- Vegas strip.
-- -- -- Nevada caucus congress working overtime on spending -- -- -- because only in Washington good news and yet another trillion dollar deficit are fourth in a robot that.
Being greeted with a -- again it's banning wasteful pork spending talk about doubling down on a bad hand.
They -- it down Adam -- and Gary -- Charles.
It you know you have admitted that before the mid the mid term election right but but this is at least he's honest now but it's sick it's crazy.
I know you think about this to create temporary jobs but long term white elephants does not have to maintain all of this stuff that you build.
And in the bottom line is you know.
It's it's gonna age what we know we have to tighten the belt we know the deficits the debt is out of this world.
It's not what this is a Washington DC problem -- -- not to say Harry Reid democratic thing.
This is inaugurated ever wanna Washington isn't there an imbalance -- -- it's not all on there.
It -- blueberry restart or my personal flavor it's -- an -- and one new mills manure management.
That it's it's like yeah actually that's why and why is there -- personal favorite dig into the I have lived downwind and it from a hog farm before our about it.
Is my parents I know I read the but again and that if they issue is and you hear this and there are Republicans and Democrats who are not in favor of port of earmark -- enough and they.
Not but if it's the lack of transparency.
And not -- -- said it before until people make it prohibitively expensive.
For the congress and lawmakers to spend borrowed money they're gonna keep doing it ticklish when it gets elected or re elect.
Adam and well I just don't think this is a this is an issue that we need to turn up to eleven I mean -- were flashing -- -- -- trillion dollar debt but the earmarks are not a trillion dollar problem there is there's far bigger problems there's far more important ways to attack.
The -- yeah I highlighted yeah Alan I would remind you know that these these earmarks are are sort of they -- right to the bigger spending.
And to get the votes for the bigger spending like.
You know the date drug and -- and they get you.
It suits a vote on the things that are going to be prohibitively -- I don't think you know I think we should treat congress like like an adult I mean I don't think we want to take away their spending power that to date -- point where you don't want to know that.
I cannot -- and I know you -- you know that.
Hussein out of it and -- -- raises and you've -- -- my big problem with this is they're not learning.
Do do good and bad news alike they just keep doubling down terribly -- what dribbling down thinking that there is no apparently for the Iraq.
Well -- these are not adults saw on the left argue -- with what with that and they can just -- -- a calculator and -- figure it out -- here's the problem.
They just don't care.
Deficits are done on purpose they are not they do not happen by accident these air more earmarks are up planned out before hand and you know to me it.
Earmarks are important there -- 39000.
Proposed last year.
But it's also about the baseline budgeting -- you can raise the debt budget by actually -- dollars and it never goes down you can raise it another trillion dollars and never goes down.
One day the market will speak up and it's going to be loud and clear and you gonna see just like we saw on Spain and Greece these other places.
We interest rates started to skyrocket because of higher deficits.
Which is lucky it hasn't happened here.
-- -- -- drugs we're -- -- the latest employment report here's my worry that we're gonna use that good news on jobs as a reason to justify.
Still more spending thinking that there's a.
Equipment broke quotas -- -- -- afterward the president talked about doubling down on Green energy as he took his victory lap and of course extending the payroll tax cuts so that we can keep the momentum going who's got that extra forty bucks is certainly the key.
We know the IP addresses deeper in debt right -- they -- that he wanted to cavalier attitude and I think we won't hail -- this -- -- And to your boy -- we can't build this tiny problem I could we ever build a bigger problem.
Well we -- -- week what we need to deal with the bigger problem we need a long term approach to deficit reduction but all of this pails in comparison to.
Adding more jobs and having growth in the economy now and -- -- I know it really pains you Charles but there has been I think it's five months of -- -- -- I think I didn't even -- The pregnant that the media brought out the -- ready -- one point two million people would quit this.
I don't want an America anymore there's two sides -- don't normally I'm happy not just that he's okay.
There we -- all of the ocean but let's not think this the wrong way.
I would love to see that list of one point two million people I think somebody is out playing with those numbers the unemployment it's good that we're creating jobs but.
Still not even close.
The only advantage yeah yeah I'm.
But that -- -- taxes and debt on democrats' argument by the white for spending more money on it but he is Jose and I and I respect -- problems apple book -- all -- but here's where I think he's clueless they don't spend that I think everyone.
Minimizes the earmark thing and I understand it aggregates -- its small.
But as I always say it is there of them -- the body off to get to to get a congressman who's against a bigger omnibus spending bill.
Will build this bridge in your district will put this water park you know it in an -- by the way -- about -- -- parks in your district.
If you just vote for this that's -- you've got to get.
So that so you can cut what leads to the other stuff.
It's part of the larger problem is symbolic of the larger problem it is the person.
Who has the bag of lolly pops and his desk torrents -- a lot only -- lolly pops and your -- right.
You're scarf it down Reese's peanut butter cups and and an argument -- -- already looking at mile -- that's.
Okay that's good I don't ask you -- the -- that that the public hearing problem.
It probably simple -- that is not thought -- -- like what it is the earmarks.
But we were all we're gonna spend stupid money you know that matter what like -- on a treadmill that's what it's gonna call I can.
Hey you have celery in your destroyed and carrots and and your judging me with a lot of putts but I digress a -- There are just really want want and we.
It's a hard job to criticize shrimp on -- on a treadmill but.
It's congress' job to represent that I didn't have Erica but that's -- but that's right -- I went.
I would rather we have a legislature that -- that that had the ability to do this sort of thing.
Representing their constituents and criticizing those orders for the rather -- let me say they are -- -- congress.
-- Let's look they represent themselves there is actually no accountability I disagree that's not fair that's not good for them.
Eight that earmarks are that's just an attack my -- -- any -- and they ended.
Money and spending his -- it's to get up on the TV -- -- look what I did for the community all well and good but when you wouldn't want to criticize anyone for getting up on the TV here and the.
I've got out of office.
But yet but I won't say we're running out of time in those people get on TV I don't know if -- look -- We're not politicians.
Not the front group look at it.
Lots of votes a lot of.