Rep. Clyburn: There's a fair way to reform entitlements
South Carolina congressman explains
- Duration 4:56
- Date Oct 11, 2012
South Carolina congressman explains
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-- senator Rand Paul who's bipartisan plan.
Try to get this under control dwarfs even the efforts that Paul -- and it's taken that if anything he and his dad Ron Paul.
-- said that that plan doesn't go far enough that we have to make and take a bigger bite.
At a these deficits and overall debt than we're doing now and even the most aggressive plans.
A lot of stress folks and we talk about cuts here.
This is a bit of an oxymoron in Washington as it is may be everywhere else but Washington.
We're talking about curtailing the growth in program so far no one has talked about.
Reversing those programs that are James vibrant -- -- Democrats -- states South Carolina.
That's really the reality is -- not congressman that you -- you would almost think.
That any effort to rein in these entitlements.
Is akin to throwing granny off the cliff when in fact what -- -- -- -- is at best.
Just slowing the growth of them -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There are ways to get this done.
The fact of the matter is we have to seek a balance I don't understand why it is that every time we -- -- about.
Reef Mormon so called entitlements.
Something that people have paid into it -- nineteen year -- young man or woman gone into the military.
Forty years waited to be -- to nine years -- And still sort of given Social Security so if they get paid in it for over forty years -- -- -- expect.
To get some kind of fair return.
So this whole notion.
That the orient happened to -- often.
They -- it -- -- -- that would Medicare.
Now when we talk about reform and just like -- Paula just said quote you just increase the retirement -- I think his greatest sanctimonious on the pot.
A bit about who sits in the air conditioned office all day -- we do in the congress.
And say that our retirement age will be the same -- that person.
Guardians or coal mine up in West Virginia that remark and -- -- -- out.
Late in the evening.
And that person that gets an -- -- and.
Our army doing the same thing that that we do both parties do.
-- re framing the debate to say that it will not take it in the event you don't deserve -- security you don't deserve Medicare.
Just the way the path we're on right now it's not sustainable or guaranteed that you well nonetheless we make some adjustments now.
And -- -- retirement ages or benefit ages or.
You know we're just benefits for those of a better means.
It's just real real looking at the writing -- the -- on the walls Bill Clinton -- it is arithmetic get it seems like.
Any time someone talks -- -- even just slowing that growth.
It's akin to killing grandma I mean do you think we can -- pass that.
So we're already past that -- -- that's not the big issue here the big issue it is you remember with the arithmetic.
You do have -- and he also disaffected.
And a little modification as well.
So let's look at some multiply -- CF when you start talking about this a bit that's it let's just take forward there -- Why is it necessary gulf area.
Four person that -- -- 2000 off -- yeah.
To be pain and so secured it.
On fit to do a 100% of his earnings from.
Another person that makes 200000 dollars a year will be paying into social security and all that -- -- sit there and -- You are aren't they don't then you are understood her but then that you would be open to means testing.
-- security -- that fits right.
Well I hope -- open -- this -- then it means testing.
-- -- There is a way to looked at whether or not people like Warren Buffett is resistant often.
Ought to be given the standard.
-- is due to return as there's a coal -- does I think that we -- took a look at that.
I thought in my career at the end the state government working -- -- from a security commission.
And I can tell you.
We have the job classification we have worked.
A dictionary about the -- battles we can do the best.
But work classification.
If you want to do a -- -- it's very simple.
Yeah there's united -- -- what does it pretty clear congress and just it just to be clear I'm sorry that you're you're saying that don't can also do it by tax -- -- -- because.
I think it was even did the Democratic Caucus that concluded that if you -- to.
To tax the rich at a 100%.
-- -- of reasons this could take all the money that that wouldn't keep the Medicare going for another five years beyond five years so obviously it's not -- beyond just taxes -- -- -- -- -- There's a copper has a way to do this.
And be fair and balanced like the use -- -- and I'm talking you guys.
-- okay so there's a highlight highlight that's not.
Obviously it's always a pleasure sir thank you very very much it's clever Democrat from the -- it is -- resident of South Carolina.
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