Cavuto to Dem Rep.: 'Tell me one thing you'd cut'
Neil, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson spar over fiscal cliff deal
- Duration 6:29
- Date Dec 14, 2012
Neil, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson spar over fiscal cliff deal
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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of the -- state.
Of Texas for -- right now congresswoman what do you make of these developments.
Well I'm happy to hear that the speaker and the president will meet speaking with each other again.
It is very difficult because they some very different thoughts.
It is clear that some of us somewhat concerned about the people.
The working people and someone not as concerned about the working people and so that's where the land has -- well.
Why everybody casting Republicans as I'm concerned about working.
Well I try to strike a deal like figures that I guess is trying to strike a deal I don't -- -- dismantle any less.
That did not say Republicans.
Because they have people on both there now.
-- feel very very strongly.
About not punishing people that already.
At the bottom of the barrel and they have people owning up with that so it's a matter is that's so much.
Whether I'm gonna -- his own party.
Bill I think that speaks for itself.
-- I don't focus frankly.
On how in the -- -- lab might be for the individuals.
Aren't we don't have a lot of time congressman right not only -- it is an agreement to get deals right.
So so we know that Republicans have offered a that a billion dollars it -- sites they haven't spelled out -- about that.
You don't want rate hikes Dell's -- Dell's and I get this back.
-- -- then turned back and that Democrats to say all right we want to see your cuts what would you.
Put on the table when the Congressional Black Caucus has ruled out entitlements many of your leaders in congress have ruled out.
Entitlements what -- would you.
Where would you do some -- First of all we have to think about revenue generation.
We have -- -- -- -- And we're willing to look at and really -- -- and I we have Matt -- it hasn't ever.
We're we're all all the -- -- -- here's -- he hasn't exactly -- All of it.
Each time we cut -- of cutting jobs when you continue to cut jobs doing economy is not going to get better.
People about -- minus -- there's no demand for goods manufacturing stops.
So you've got to consider.
And that we cannot continue to cut jobs again when we need to know we.
Does that mean OK I guess and we are coming -- but does that mean I was -- that you would be against.
Any more cuts in spending as part of his -- that's does not gonna happen.
I'm willing to look at cuts -- we have -- where I have never -- a lot out where would you look at.
Back then probably -- which we could look like what but the first place first thing we need to do is look at revenue generation I know that I don't.
I know I live -- -- 78 miles -- so.
I don't think there would you -- where would you be open.
To trimming spending.
I am open to -- and spending.
On all of the tax breaks that we on giving to the rich.
-- and that's.
I'm ready which of them I mean that that it it in your beer -- diet we're only human cut.
Spending out right.
Would you would you cut any entitlements would you slow the growth in any of the dynamics of your colleagues are leery to address.
Okay let me just say this.
-- entitlements on the table they have some places within entitlements that we can't look at it we can't look at trying to this sad.
Where we cut.
They end come up persons who -- and Medicare.
Bad would be one of the ones that will we could look at -- And yes raising the age for Medicare.
Even it was twenty years out you would be against them.
Let let me say this.
I am so glad you don't -- We cannot sit here and talk about -- twenty years from now because the job from a different.
How will not agree.
The greatest thing the eligibility.
-- people who work at ninth.
People who work and fascination.
People who work in law enforcement officials and a half stress how will not vote for the already -- -- Earlier in the right place congresswoman -- over how public and the plot but I'm Republicans look here this what you're saying.
And they're gonna say all right well.
The good congresswoman doesn't wanna cut entitlements that it doesn't even want to that's raising the Medicare age when he -- that.
What you're saying is we're putting tax hikes on the table.
And the Democrats aren't -- -- on the table what -- and therein lies the rub right.
What tax breaks all the -- And -- live long lives have been listening and I've been right here meant -- objecting to having.
Any type of modifications.
Of the Texas race for the -- rich.
All right now let's say they -- -- even in a cave on that congress and I think whether it well I'm really living literally in pain OK a little daughter and -- video -- -- all right but -- let's see you even when they came in they well they're waiting for you Moody's say.
You caved on that here's -- on when it came on for you.
And you didn't -- on editing -- was and I don't know said.
Words taxes taxes taxes taxes and not a word about anything you haven't I didn't think that think oh -- never thought how could limit the.
But what we haven't had they don't have what I got.
I just finished telling -- -- they are a number of things which we could look you know you it's only things you do to raise taxes.
That's easy to open.
It credits allowed graduate program that's -- you cannot talk about you you've got to talk about -- generation.
What they know what it's a 100% when you're talking about congressman.
It is not a 100% of what I am talking about if you set up for just the second you have some idea that I beg you -- -- One thing you would tell you -- I'm an iPad that's.
But would it it.
You don't -- it.
Yes I don't know what I have to have time to explain that packet today on the -- -- -- cut this and cut back.
First of all it has to be some type of that -- we have not have it.
All right we have to see you what is the -- polled so we can react to it that's it we have say at what we'll women.
To look at.
Apparently had Buchanan and yet -- -- the pope's recent journal -- what -- -- much.
Congress and I want to get you -- I think this is a totally wasted time and let him I -- -- that we I am not because we have not at the --