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-- now with our lead story the ideological war raging in America and it's not about theory it's about money.
Joining us now from the studios of ABC news New York the anchor Good Morning America and former advisor President Clinton -- -- us.
So we're quiet we're going wrong here George says you know Charles -- -- thinks that I'm not don't have the polls my finger on the pulse of the country.
What are you know I think he'd do I think -- got to drive it all all the way to the conclusion that they I think the country has decided the country has decided that they like the basically like the government.
The reforms -- first put in place by Franklin Roosevelt they like Social Security they like Medicare they think those programs.
Have made a difference they think those programs have benefited the country I think every single.
Election we've had in recent times have reinforced.
I deal well except for Ronald Reagan -- mediate isn't what I wanted to.
Sigh here we here's what we made we is what we may differ I think Ronald rating called for reforms.
In those programs and certainly reforms are going to be necessary in those programs to make sure we can afford them in the future but he did not repudiate them.
That is what's fundamental here what that I think that the country rejects.
Any kind of radical.
-- is Ryan didn't do that Romney didn't say he was going to cut Medicare all they wanna do is basically an privatize it for those who would.
Well I don't know what you know voluntarily want to go out -- that's trying to do in the campaign to say that it was President Obama.
Who was trying to cut Medicare remember having that what we're -- this -- time and time again and one of the reasons go back to 2010.
Go back to 20101 of the reasons that I think.
That Republicans in the Tea Party were successfully also ran against.
Those Medicare cuts back in 2000 and I think the economy had far more to do with the result is -- -- other party doesn't do about it was part of all right.
It's not about cutting is about changing the way it's delivered perhaps raising the age fort.
But anyway brother what he's open to some -- some of those half -- -- -- -- to -- a bigger deal but here's the important thing.
Last week and I don't know whether you reported this on Good Morning America but you should have.
The accounting office in general accountability office nonpartisan investigative arm of congress -- out.
-- that a yet another report that says government can't sustain the spending.
Now we reported on Friday very very few people reported they're basically telling the Obama administration he got to stop.
And that's what his own debt commission told you gotta stop right he's not going to stop he's gonna win.
-- -- -- -- -- and I saw that that's going to be very possible -- shorter and but I do think that -- what he wants to do it may be maybe we'll get through the house but he wants to increase the spending.
Rather than do with the GAO recommend.
I think one of the -- you saw from the president's speech yesterday and I gruesome and you set up in the talking points.
It right at the -- -- going to be impossible for him to do everything.
He wants to do I think part of -- -- speech recognizes that instead what the president was doing is enunciated in those principles for history.
I think he knows that he's got a very difficult slog in this congress over the next four years in this -- he just wants he'll just say here's the goals here's the direction I'm pointing in.
Way I don't know exactly what we can achieve with this is what I want -- Did you know I want my president to be a problem solver and I don't care what party he -- she is in.
And I don't see that here what's what's the difference between Bill Clinton's ideology.
And Barack Obama's ideology.
I don't think there's all that much different think different all his liberal alluded to both in the same.
Area of liberalism yeah I always thought that Clinton wasn't quite as liberal as profitable.
What you now -- it did depends on where it -- change I mean I think that I think on the fundamentals.
That the president announcing yesterday I think they're very much.
In -- -- haven't talked to President Clinton about the speech yesterday but my guess is he thought it was a exactly this speech that President Obama should be given.
Yesterday now -- is I'll answer your question is because it because Clinton was fairly successful in managing the economy.
And only -- its foot sign as you know the welfare reform act which I don't think Barack Obama -- -- -- a million years okay -- and I guess that in 1986 I agree with that of President Clinton also did sign a balanced admin -- icici -- -- -- much further to the left.
Then Bill Clinton was and I say to myself why -- -- -- Obama learn from Clinton who did manage the economy effectively.
I think that there -- I set I think they're pretty much in sync I think one of the interesting things that may have happened.
Is that -- that the center in the Republican Party has moved to right even to the right of where Newt Gingrich was in 1997.
If that doesn't have anything to do with a bomb on you know I might not look you know these guys but I did to me just based on public policy and what happened.
It looks like Obama -- -- to the left.
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