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This being said about the looming tax stalemate here in Washington.
To be furious I sat down the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee Republican Jeff Sessions and asked -- this week's tax vote.
Was all just to show in the ongoing drama Capitol Hill theatre.
And I am frustrated I think the American people have a right to be frustrated.
Well it's all right to have votes decide this is what I would do five rule the world this is my vision for what's right.
But we've been doing that a lot for a long.
And we are reaching a point in this year.
That we've got to do some things for example the end of September the government will shut down unless we have an agreement to extend funding.
The democratic senate has passed not one single appropriations bill.
And and -- so this they were not passed in what should be the first time I think ever.
So what will we do we'll have to have a continuing resolution where -- just continue to fund the government -- a certain level.
Without any in -- any individual appropriations bills being passed.
That needs to be done sooner rather than later we do not need the economy worried that -- -- shut down in September.
That should be put aside this dramatic draconian cuts to the Defense Department.
Have got to be fixed these sequester.
It should be done sooner rather than later because it creates uncertainty in the economy.
So it's all right to have votes to lay out where you.
Long ago but at some point we've -- accomplish some things of significance.
-- -- the mere fact that we're talking about another government shut down the possibility looms very large that it could happen.
We went through this big debate several months ago about keeping government.
Open and funded and with all the promises that a plan would be put into place that you wouldn't continually kick -- candy on the road.
Why has -- not materialize well we.
Because the Republicans can that thing that -- The democratic leadership feels a shut -- and use the advantage is the you know men on the eve of an election maybe they'll get an advantage.
But the truth is both parties need to work together and not have a government -- come September 3.
But that fundamental problem.
And I have to -- -- the house has passed the budget.
House has passed most of the appropriations bill the senate has not passed that budget or appropriations -- And this is.
And what's in the leadership.
Of this sent -- it is a endangering the American economic growth.
If Republicans get a majority next year now be a ranking of -- -- ranking Republican on the Budget Committee we will pass about.
Failure is not an option we'll have to lay out -- long ten year plan for a sound -- and -- financial management for this country.
You've got a recess coming up and so a lot of -- not gonna get done in that sense.
Between now and then the do you think realistically that you can get.
Some legislation passed before November.
Yes we've got to we have got to figure out how -- it's.
Into -- continuing resolution we're not going to pass appropriations bills that's clear.
So we need to do that and I think Republicans -- on -- the Democrats half way.
-- will propose a rewrote all reasonable thing that they should be able except let's take this off the table.
We need to do something about those defense cuts sooner rather and -- because.
Defense contractors are already telling -- employees.
If these cuts taken out into effect.
Hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost immediately.
And I don't think it ultimately will so sooner rather than later we should fix the sequester.
And really quickly and welfare issue.
You raise concerns the -- -- calling and aggressive push to expand welfare enrollment.
Which includes Spanish language ads are urging immigrants to go on food stamps why do you think.
DUSDA's doing this right now.
I just don't know they think -- one point they said.
Every dollar spent on food stamps creates economic growth and it really does not that's -- totally bogus you know I don't hear them saying anymore.
-- not the whole idea it would seem to be to move money out we've we've gone from seventeen billion dollars on food stamps to eighty.
In in nineteen years has gone up four.
-- ten years and a lot of people and getting it that don't qualify we had.
To look at it carefully -- you -- make sure only the qualified people get it.
American people have seen it I've looked at who started the program it has many.
Abusive practices and that could be in good.
And should be ended and then fundamentally.
We need to return to that 1996.
Vision that welfare is a temporary thing.
And it is designed to help people through tough times and we should be moving them to independents not dependant.
Do you really fundamentally believe if this were at a historic crossroads going forward about two very different visions for the future.
Typically when you look at this national campaigns going on we believe -- -- lean.
And that's productive but.
Is minimally invasive and and extracts the least possible amount of money from the people.
The president's view is different he really does believe that government -- a positive force and the more it can be expanded.
The more good can be done and to expand he has to take more from the economy.
The private sector.
And I just believe that is a choice this election.
And senator sessions -- that he believes voters spoke loudly during 2000 and election.
And that 2012 will confirm the vision Republicans have for smaller government.
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