CBC ruling out major changes to entitlements
Missouri Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver explains
- Duration 5:43
- Date Dec 4, 2012
Missouri Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver explains
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Take a look now into this mix is I try to save the country we've got Emanuel Cleaver of course a democratic congress and he heads the Congressional Black Caucus.
And and that becomes -- good to see you again.
Do you have you here is what worries me now you know and -- the organization and said look.
Not the driver entitlements is a student loan noted talk about raising the Medicare.
Eligibility age and I just think -- -- -- a do you swap the spending right there that's not progress that is not superhero light.
Well first and first and foremost I think that your -- -- the previous voice I heard it was on target for the worst things about tonight in Washington.
Well yours is always magical and -- yeah it's yes but but but the one of the worst things going on Washington right now.
Is all of the talk about the issue not the issue and the reason -- say that.
Do you could -- -- newspaper that says who's going to blink first.
Who's going to be -- across the line first.
Then and then members -- those things in the Clinton why don't be categorized -- the -- -- So when you just contributed -- and I mean you know that's that's what you better not touch us you know any of these entitlements don't you dare talk about -- spirited don't know about Medicare don't run.
All well and I know you might have your reasons but an -- the Republicans have gone back right so we have to get about a lesson raise taxes.
And we're fine with -- you don't love it but we're okay but I'm gonna do it.
Nevermind the fact that you Democrats have doubled the amount and revenues you talked about and before the election and election -- -- -- but.
There's nothing coming from you guys that -- -- Here here's one of the things of that we've been put some of -- have been pushing.
And that is just according to disagree over those -- nonpartisan budget office.
That if the bush era tax cuts.
That they would generate 950 billion dollars over ten year period now that's just shy of the one point two.
Trillion dollars that we laid out in the sequestered deal so we -- moving in the right direction and we're dealing with the whole.
The issue of of of Medicare and I -- -- -- well that's what we're we're what we're saying is since 73%.
-- -- the voters the public.
So that they didn't want Medicare and Medicare and Medicaid.
That we can still generate the dollars.
That we need took.
I don't know they said that congress and I think what date date they did they did give you may be a license to go after fat cats taxes.
They didn't give you a license to sit on your hands.
I agree -- -- you're absolutely right -- -- I'm not one of those individuals that -- Who will say that we can we just want to conquer Republicans that does not benefit us.
I would in this country have four children who will grow up in this country and and and hopefully live and die here.
Of their entire lives we've got to we've got us both make this country sound and one of the most.
How you can do that if we're not even trying to curtail the relatives in entitlements and that we equated to throwing granny off a cliff when we're just slowing -- growth -- Dick he -- Well.
Wasn't flooded out then we -- stop that kind of crazy talk in fact.
What we reorganization.
Now stands behind not touching the it is now it's like it is modern day because that's my jump -- No no but but look look at that this does that.
Social Security is not a problem does not contributed one single word about -- -- -- -- and he had a I don't you would touch right now or at least.
-- not so good -- taking pulled away from the elderly resident of the drug and medical derelict -- -- Is it anything you would need -- beyond taxing rich people.
None -- -- I think we got to take a very serious look at that Medicare.
-- -- -- Allahabad -- -- -- there -- -- I'm confused because you're gonna say agency to put out that don't touch that not now not part of this deal.
Don't know what what we're saying is look we we can generate 950 billion dollars of the one point two trillion we need over ten years.
That would happen.
Eliminating or reducing benefits -- of Medicare but I am also saying.
That you know if we are looking for additional -- we need to do more than I think everybody must be open but want one of things and.
You know I don't really have a very pleased sending your great I -- -- I think one of the best -- in Democratic Convention.
But I'm telling you.
If this speech anytime -- because what it seems to be and why it's it's on the Republicans.
They better cough up more taxes because we're just gonna keep feeding the beast this isn't about taming the beast it's leading to be.
That's not where I am that's the someone around that but lets them and then do a need to say this.
What most of the viewers.
Watching this show right now believe.
-- that all of us or involved in some kind of negotiations and that's not true yeah we only that it has enough you know right now congress and there's no I don't actually nothing builds -- And then we need to have and in the blue coat the Tim Geithner.
It and his staff we're dealing we're John Boehner and his stuff that's at the rest of us are not involved.
Well the good news articles are not encouraged by Reuters -- I'm not inherent -- -- as well don't you tell liberals so incidents.
-- wanted to come in but since you've complemented him.
And we're running out of time I'm not gonna allow women but congressman thank you very much -- making his last appearance on this well.
Thank you very much that's David Charles so little time.
-- -- tactic so little time so many worlds and people to say but I tape folks we're gonna be adopted as this is a lot easier than they're saying.
It is a lot.
And that is -- come and help us all of this cliff it's what I must do.