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We're going to check in now on the democratic campaign joining me is the head of the Democratic National Committee.
Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- thanks for being here thanks for I think the president is on the road he's speaking to college students around the country talking about student loans.
Recently USA today Gallup did a survey about enthusiasm among.
And in the presidential election eighteen to 29 year -- in comparison.
You see the difference -- 76% to 48% is there a vulnerability.
For the president and firing up young people in this economy.
Well I think the president has.
A tremendous record to run on for young people had the the investments that we've made in his orthodox arts colleges and universities -- billion dollars.
Making sure that we've doubled the amount of cal grants are available and increase the minimum amounts available for the individual -- -- Making college more affordable and more accessible some more people.
That's extremely appealing to young people and making it an absolute priority and to ensure that we don't allow the doubling of the student loan interest rate by July.
Which the Republicans under the Ryan -- Not only -- they allow that but they also get rid of the tax credit for -- -- student loans and in addition to that.
They oppose unanimously.
Making sure that we prevented that from happening when an amendment was what what was sponsored within the Budget Committee and on the house floor.
You bring up the budget and the president brings up the budget deprived Paul Ryan budget.
But as you know and we've been around this block before.
The senate Democrats who control the senate haven't had a budget passed one.
In now 1009.
I expect that bad bad that the senate will take up a budget.
But that I had not heard Harry -- that.
I haven't heard Harry Reid say anything.
Close to that he's not gonna put -- sent a budget on the on the senate -- -- does that it will I'm confident the senate will take up a budget.
And that's that but said that but let's focus on what's important here process there's not what we should be -- what would take.
So the senate is not taking up a budget he is said he will not take -- a budget a budget will not move to the floor this year.
And he said back in February it's done we don't need to do it and it's clear now they're not doing it so -- -- Well I mean I'll say what I said that night because.
Focusing on process that's not what the American people -- incidents.
But they're interested in -- inmates who is making sure that the Romney Ryan budget that.
Ends Medicare as we know it that would allow student loan interest rates to double when you get -- -- out holdouts say hey listen.
We understand you have a problem with the Ryan budget.
But there's not a the democratic budget on the table as suddenly as President Obama proposed -- -- -- -- not being voted on that's right because the house Republicans -- -- -- -- the senate controls by Democrats and they are not bringing forward.
The president's budget if they wanted to vote on the president's budget all they need is 51 votes to pass so.
Why don't you or President Obama calls under -- say.
Bring up president.
Obama's budget and vote don't I don't speak force it or tell Harry Reid what to do but what a way I think we have to do here is make sure that we have we've got to budgets to different directions that we can go.
On November 6 and leading up to November 6 the Romney Ryan budget which Mitt Romney has -- embraced.
That take this accident -- itself that pass people are talking about guys you can debate that it's.
Passed the house also debates and the president's fight it hasn't -- -- -- athletes.
Okay but let's see this you know how congress works know what I know is that -- -- we we have to blueprints.
To blueprints that show the different directions that this country want to go past the chamber of congress -- congress and one -- -- -- -- it's really interesting to instead of focusing on the details which is really are really -- puts people to focus on process.
Because the details -- painful for solutions -- this the end result if you're trying to get solutions you know you have to get it passed congress.
So I cannot say to you read I -- -- you don't have people can.
I'm process Harry Reid or senate Democrat on your on your show and ask them.
I'm not I'm none of those things I know how women told.
Granted that he was going to bring it forward -- I did think at that time that there was a likelihood that their budget would come to the senate floor but.
Think what you're trying to do now is -- and I understand didn't advance the Romney Ryan budget is painful for America how do you solve this problems -- -- unless you know.
I didn't make sure that what I we don't do it by making sure the millionaires and billionaires I understand just don't do it how -- -- -- -- how do you fix things if you don't.
We thinks about working together we fix it by eight both sides coming together which.
-- -- community and not walking away from a four trillion dollar opportunity to reduce the deficit.
Not can't -- -- together unless there are two plans that come together in a conference committee.
And you know you work out iron out the details so people get what they want other people don't get what they want to -- and that there are two plans to go to the conference committee.
Then you just have -- one plan is on the table.
Well -- the Republicans have had written numerous opportunities to work with President Obama and they have repeatedly demonstrated that they have no interest in doing that.
President Obama has put forward proposal after proposal.
Has shown at the time and again that is willing to sit down and compromise on deficit reduction on the debt ceiling.
On -- on tax reform.
On making -- that we can fight for the middle class and working families and create jobs the Republicans have an interest in one job.
Kids and they don't want him to be successful and that's why we haven't been able to work together.
I hope to have sender read on to talk to about the process please ask him about it I don't know I was continue to thank you very much of -- time.
-- to speak for the Democrats thinking.
We'll listen to what the vote.
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