Does president need Congress to raise debt ceiling?
Former Gov. Haley Barbour weighs in
- Duration 5:18
- Date Jan 13, 2013
Former Gov. Haley Barbour weighs in
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I -- today.
That this administration.
Does not believe that the fourteenth amendment gives the president the power to ignore the debt ceiling.
All right some Democrats -- point to a section of the amendment which reads that the validity -- the public data the United States should not be questioned and they say.
Based on that they would support president -- bombing in raising the debt ceiling with -- congressional approval.
Starting now to talk about that many other things former Mississippi governor Republican Haley Barbour -- thanks for coming -- today.
Thank you shadow I hope that the president doesn't try to do that.
To try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the -- And that is that the power to to spend the power to control a bit.
I noticed that you treasure -- has a maps are not -- good.
And I hope that stick to that decision because this is we should never have a situation where one -- the president.
Can just put our country deeper be predictive or beeper didn't work we're doing a bad job of things that denial we would be really -- and if if it was -- It's congress Bob -- control -- Yeah and police he saw their Jay Carney the white house Press Secretary said you know it's awesome they were to do -- -- -- the president is prepared to do.
But we -- this letter from a number of dozens of Democrats in the house now we're hearing is similar suggestions from Democrats in the senate side saying.
The president have to do something -- were faltering and they say.
That Republicans are essentially holding the country hostage if they don't immediately vote for the debt ceiling knowing we need the funds to pay for obligations -- RD incurred.
And they blame Republicans for the last credit downgrade saying that they hadn't played leverage with this debt ceiling that would have never happened.
Position to make Barack Obama's senator voted against.
Extending the deficit he voted against increasing.
The debts those I follow a little bit weird did his allies are -- people who do better by it.
Little revenue increasing tab coming up in the next few weeks she has states we have the debt ceiling is going to get to the point of default.
We have the continuing resolution and wish the governor is running not that far from march 28 we have that we seek destruction which was -- off two months.
Not if if our the benevolent dictator here.
I would take the debt ceiling and push -- all to -- June 3.
It -- five all three at the same time and the other two -- much better final probably the Democrats.
Or -- of the sequestration as -- -- are.
And and there's nothing you can cut in spending all the debt ceiling you -- -- good.
On the continuing resolution so I would say Mr.
President we're put to death -- alternate thirty's but I would tell you why.
Because between now and then we're gonna -- 3.000000003e+21.
Tree or whatever it is.
All when did continuing resolution and -- sequestration.
And if we don't know if you stop us from bill and I have to -- put us in a position to deal with than listed this and let's hope.
We can work together and get controls that one thing Shannon the American people know we don't have a seventeen trillion dollar bit -- -- -- -- -- golf which spent too much.
Well that is debate certainly that we heard altering the fiscal cliff.
Negotiations at the end of the year the first of this year.
And that we're going to hear again over the next couple of weeks and months as you've outlined.
Let me ask you about this is all during the fiscal cliff all of the polling showed that the general public out there thought this was the fault of the house Republicans primarily over the house have -- -- -- Republicans in congress as a whole.
You have headed up the Republican National Committee you know what it is like to try to sell a message the American people why are Republicans not doing well with that because.
They're trying to say listen we're trying to put on the breaks in and say this country we can go further that we're selling out our -- kids and yet the public when polled blames Republicans -- You know one of the things that you learned in politics -- -- those sluggish bumper sticker you get -- if -- Well this is an occasion where the republika -- But the fact of the matter is -- democratic controlled senate has not passed a budget in three years.
The house Republicans passed budgets the last two years -- -- control.
The American people were never told -- watt -- don't -- about it enough job.
Well because they get distracted about other thing we don't have one leader who has the megaphone.
President Obama said this is all about taxes taxes taxes as you say it yet after he got essentially what he -- and he's declared victory.
The debt the deficits don't -- four trillion dollars under the fiscal cliff Fletcher.
It's not helping the problem the American people concerned about where Evan -- deficit.
Again -- -- probably -- about taxes the problems about spending.
Republics -- to have to have.
Like Chinese -- torture it's got to be drip drip drip -- people not -- But they just need to hear over and over what they already know deepen their -- Their family can't spend -- rich and the government can spend its approach.
We'll see as this plays out all of those things coming on the -- he mentioned how to public views -- -- and how lawmakers respond to the pressure they're gonna get from every side.
Governor Haley -- always good to see thanks for permanent thing happening here thank you Shannon had a huge YouTube --