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Well it is the battle over sacred cows.
From the GOV defending defense are spending to Democrats trying to save big -- We've seen it at both debates and we're seeing it in rates is pretty much across the country.
Under Barack Obama -- our own party -- 500 billion dollars taken out of the military.
-- of sequestration goes into effect that's another 500 billion dollars.
Those are draconian cuts that I think would imperil our ability to protect our national security.
Those last few weeks have shown this is still a very very dangerous world.
Part of that was -- across the Republican senatorial candidate in Texas.
He was with the yesterday Pataki not -- and balance to his democratic challenger Paul the -- very good to have you sir.
Where do you see this race ultimately decided that -- roam just in general -- -- led to distinguish between.
Parties right now.
How do you look at.
Well between myself and mr.
cruise it's a very different background I have legislative experience side have.
Passed major pieces of legislation in this thing.
I'm the more qualified candidate from that standpoint he has a more extreme agenda he wants to abolish the departments of education commerce energy ultimately the IRS.
We'll support Social Security Medicare Medicaid.
And so I think that's really the the difference one has a more when -- kind of -- -- doesn't support Social Security Medicare and Medicaid.
He wants to do wholesale changes to to the programs and I don't think this program -- where you -- you don't think the programs need to.
I think that there are things we can do to shore up the programs and and continue them -- -- what.
Well there are and there are a number of things one has obviously restore the framework of Social Security to the 90% level.
A funding through income were -- at about 83 or 84%.
You can adjust the cost of living right -- -- living -- Standard and you can also over very long period of time as has been proposed increase the retirement age a month of the time over -- most things might Social Security.
-- and and good for the for the future.
You know it's it really does little model doesn't really aren't -- great ideas seriously and -- and I'm really not a hard decision well but well but neither party seems to me making -- And what my worry is beyond just your race in Texas service is isn't.
Why it seems a bit of over the two sides to come to agreement.
To save some of these entitlement programs.
For future generations because as you know the way things are going whether you voted Democrat for the money changes won't be there at the rate we're going so.
You come up with a number of great ideas your opponent had a number of group pretty good -- so you're not that far -- on ways to.
Keep some of these American staples.
You know ongoing what stops you think in Washington where -- why does it freeze.
Well I don't know that's a good question I think you're saying it right now with the end of the year coming on.
Right you know you have spending yes spending cuts that have to be made in you have -- -- decision has been made on the bush tax cuts.
Nothing says that she can do one without the other except ego.
Do you can't -- these doors and anyway -- -- war.
Raising them on the upper income and other words let the all the rates.
Continue -- of those for the -- income.
I don't like the tax debate this going on in this country from either side.
I think both sides are being divisive in nature I understand -- then are you for that and argue -- that do you think.
That rates at -- of the upper income should be -- I think this and I think the national debt and the deficit that we're facing our all of our problems I think all of us as Americans should participate in -- I don't know that I'm sorry I was not so well that yes or no on raising.
Some people's taxes like the -- I think that you have to raise revenue in order to solve them and the national debt problem.
I think of an approach that that buys in all Americans is better than simply one group pitted against the other.
I don't think you raise taxes just on the -- think I don't think you raise taxes just on middle income.
I think this is a shared responsibility that we have and if we talk about it in terms it's being talked about today we divide each other.
This is our shared responsibility in this country it should be -- united effort not a divided one.
And and current debate in this country pits one American against them and -- another and I don't think that's the -- way to be doing it.
It's just I think -- -- you be clear that he be clear I think.
I think that we have to.
I think that we have to raise revenue eventually to deal with the national debt everyone that has a look at this knows that folks have to cut spending.
Thanks and a little -- -- -- out of thank you nervous my very good -- it meant -- no.
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