Is America becoming an entitlement society?
Call to action from N.J. Gov. Chris Christie
- Duration 4:27
- Date Apr 11, 2012
Call to action from N.J. Gov. Chris Christie
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So get off the couch.
And do something that's the advice from New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
The American people no longer believe that this is a place where only their willingness.
To work hard.
Had to act with honor and integrity.
Their success in life.
Then we'll have a bunch of people sitting on the couch waiting for the next government should he had a lot this.
Carlson -- -- daily caller Fox's contributor Tucker good morning to you.
Warning and right next to him Fox's political analyst Juan Williams -- what's going on good morning here gentleman who had what do you think -- out of something here.
-- -- on -- something in first it's nice to see someone who's articulate.
Was able to explain himself and his Republican at the same time that's not something recently he's he's actually on -- something and we.
Take a look just to give one among many examples take a look at disability payments.
So they have dramatically skyrocketed in the last two years the American workplace is not more dangerous than it once was.
Of all Social Security disability payments go to people claiming mental analyst you know the percentage of workers getting disability who go back into the workforce.
Less than 1% so there are a lot of US centers that are out there on the couch -- can you disagree there are.
Oh I think you know that I don't think there's any question everybody worries about people who want to live off the society like parasites -- -- The fact is that the critical issue in terms.
Money in this country -- the increasing class divide we've seen after tax income.
For the very rich grow rapidly it's not as if the poor are all sliding by we see more people in poverty in the country today.
And so many of these social safety net programs are either keeping people out of poverty or reducing the impact of poverty particularly for America's let his.
Your point I think was not against Richard for Americans -- -- dividing Americans at all his bigger point is about government.
Because he went on to argue that that the blame falls defeated politicians.
And they said quote that's why we can't say no to anything his government as politicians.
Because we care too much about being loved.
That he -- -- loved enough at home believe me come on occasion but Tucker I think that's his big point that government politicians don't have the courage to change will of course -- of America.
There's not going broke because of rich people you could take all their money and give it to the treasure we still be in that it's not going.
Into we're -- in -- because of poor people aren't enough for them there will always be poor people were in -- debt because the middle class.
Is addicted to entitlements that's for the money goes it goes to Medicare Medicaid Social Security.
Interest on the debt pentagon spending that's where the money goes those the expenditures and as the middle class -- -- so when you see large numbers of middle class folks getting government checks.
That's when things start to break down and that's what -- -- You'll either of you see -- changing.
Want to know people on capital have and have the guts to make the move other than somebody perhaps like Paul Ryan.
I don't know I think there are lots of people who wanna make a move remembered the grand bargain that where it went that -- -- fast rate between Boehner and President Obama was largely about.
A small number of tax.
Hikes but the big thing was entitlement cuts to entitlement spending bill.
And I think Tucker is absolutely right I was just so pleased to hear you say it is not about demonizing the pour.
As those who is -- on the couch and governor Christie's language these are about programs that go to middle class Americans to children to the seniors.
And they are politically popular bills so it's that there's a big cost for politicians.
-- get reelected because they say I'm bringing home the bacon the same people who complain about this.
I am particularly thinking Tea Party folks are often the people who have been holed up -- -- if they.
Government get your hands off my Medicare that's ridiculous Tucker give the last word here one -- -- Christie said -- just back.
And not just bank press a bankrupt us financially.
It will bankrupt us morally.
I don't think there's any question a country where the majority of Americans over 50% receive more from the treasury than they pay in.
Is -- country in financial and -- apparel and by the way.
Why didn't Christie run for president a guy I think America hunger is for a person this straightforward this willing to tell the hard truths.
I think there's a there's a hole in our politics waiting to be filled by someone like -- apparently his jacket again this time that's clear now gentlemen you agree on this page we do there.
Next week we'll try to find another one I like that why I asked the -- think they did.