GOP demands a budget in exchange for a debt limit hike
House Republicans break down strategy
- Duration 6:38
- Date Jan 21, 2013
House Republicans break down strategy
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-- pretty what are thought the Republicans were down and out.
Think again this Wednesday the house will vote for a three month extension on the debt ceiling but it comes with a price play last week house GOP leaders came up with a very interesting offered.
So they -- when they would vote for the extension but the the measure would also require the democratic controlled senate to pass a budget and -- they -- to do that.
Paid for lawmakers themselves will be withheld speaker John Boehner said quote.
We got to pursue strategies that will obligate the senate to finally joined the house -- confronting the government spending problem.
The principle is simple no budget no pay -- now with reaction.
Congressman David -- and congressman Greg -- guys welcome aboard thanks to be -- us -- to -- with you thanks -- -- having a shot first of all.
I was skeptical congressman Walden and -- the beginning when -- -- all Republicans are given an erratic but.
I had I had a couple discussions this weekend with some of your -- state explain the rationale.
Number one -- sequestration those cuts will go into effect.
You're gonna force that happened the president and the senate to come up with a budget senate hasn't passed a budget over three and a half years and that paves the way for more cuts.
I liked it more when it was explained to make is that is that about right.
I think it is -- and I think it's about time the senate did its legal responsibility of passing a budget we passed one each the last two years we've been in the majority the Ryan budget it laid out at.
A plan for how to deal of America's biggest problems our debt and deficit in the ongoing spending that.
If we don't reform will end up bankrupting this country and it's unfair to the next generation not to stop this it's time for the senate to step up and -- Done my town -- Jon -- well how out of they get away with that what's the penalty if it were me and my.
Job I'd get fired -- they get their pay -- so I think this notion of no budget no pay.
Makes a lot of sense that people want a way and they go to our NR CC -- or -- web site and make their views heard.
By the way we're watching also as we speak that is the First Lady President Obama this is -- second ball the evening and a few less balls and they had back in 2009 and I got to give the president a lot of credit.
I did not dance in my wedding I can't dance I don't think that stands.
And and they look really nice young all right up.
Why are you laughing at that congressman that's not right.
Another -- if I'm sorry I'm just picturing -- dancing to Jennifer Hudson happy I love Jennifer Hudson I would I would love to be at the party look everybody's taping -- looks like a lot of fun.
I I got it right into the -- his party.
John did you notice the cool kids didn't get invited media -- we couldn't we couldn't rationalize it -- spin it anyway we want but I don't even get invited to the to the White House media Christmas party.
Thumbnail so I know on the list.
And nobody's making fun of my Erica okay I just wanna put that -- -- -- about it.
Well I'm not mean look it's a reason to celebrate the peaceful -- inside the transition of power we celebrate the election of presidents.
I'm just counting down the days to 2016 politically speaking.
I -- what what do you think congressman -- the way you know on on this is this gonna help.
Motivate the senate to get to a budget.
I sure hope so because in many ways what you've seen the last two years as those of -- in the Republican House have been negotiating with ourselves.
You you keep having folks say well why can't you make this work why can't you at least explain to the public what's really going on with the budget.
How do you get there when you have a senate that refuses to do his job.
But that's a bit -- how did they ever get away with us congressman Walt.
A look at what's -- like -- -- You know they just haven't acted and they'll say oh well we don't really need to do a budget Harry Reid has said we're not gonna mark up a budget Patty Murray earlier this week said.
I don't know -- -- chairman of that committee.
And and so what we have to do is draw attention to it you know.
We we need to solve these problems are by Israel Jimmy Buffett song of the phone doesn't ring it must be me that's like waiting for the senate to call -- -- budget.
We don't congressman -- -- one of the observations I had today and I thought my colleague Charles Krauthammer made a very good point.
And then this it's Obama laid down -- call a little bit today how Mamas and get the most liberal partisans inaugural speech that I.
I can think of -- in our lifetime.
Now -- -- wants to destroy -- wipe out the Reagan legacy or reaganism.
With massive big government social engineering.
Do you think he'll be successful in this term accomplishing that.
Well that's our job in the house -- to stop this and think about sort of the outrageous language in the president's speech today.
When he wants to talk about social justice.
Well darn good a job is the ultimate social justice and yet the policies of this administration have crushed the ability to expand this -- This economy.
So how do we now in the house start to -- what leverage points we have to force the senate.
Defining gauge in the process.
Of doing what's right.
And it missed -- -- I've talked about this in the past I think the senate has avoided doing a budget because they're terrified.
But letting the American people -- understand how bad the numbers are.
I by the way what you're watching on -- Year's screen and by the way this is not Dancing With The Stars -- dancing with the politicians.
But of course vice president Joseph Biden and his wife Jill will also be addressing the troops tonight.
Coming up later on at some point when it happens we'll bring it to you live -- within we're gonna have a vote on Hannity dot com who's the better dancer the president -- the vice president.
-- -- -- -- get go that's why I think David hit some really important point where was the discussion about how we create a healthy economy in this country.
So -- people don't have to work two jobs or three part time jobs and then they feel moms who don't have control their schedule their life and then you have all that climate change discussion what's that mean to the price of gasoline and electricity going forward.
You know what we have to have our a focus on creating a good strong American economy.
Where people can get a job and it pays the bills they don't afterward two or three or scramble around.
And that we can get there and that's that's what we need to focus us coming together to grow our economy grow jobs and and you won't have quite the -- -- government we have because we get to the demand side of government.
Listen there obviously are a lot of challenges -- no for the president vice president -- a night -- celebration.
Thank you both congressman for being with us as you're watching on your screen there is vice president Joseph Biden -- -- -- They are at the inaugural ball on the piano I believe it is.
Jamie Foxx and we're gonna have more of this he also will be addressing the troops coming up later tonight.
And when he does that we will carry it live we're gonna have a vote on Hannity dot com dancing with the politicians we think was dancing better President Obama.
Or Joseph Biden put -- Hannity dot com you can put down your vote.