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But let's -- James Freeman thinks he's he's -- an editor of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page.
Writes extensively about this and -- were also talking about Phil Mickelson a little bit just a little bit later which -- mentioned first off.
Are you heartened by the fact do and are going to be slamming into the -- the debt ceiling and anytime soon.
Of heartened as the right word the debt ceiling has come to be.
One of the really the only tool the last few years to force politicians to restrain spending their memorable us debt limit fight we have been getting the sequester which will actually.
Save a few bucks so.
I think it's a good thing I think -- Why the Republicans realize they're not ready for this fight at the moment so that one and two wait a few months do you think getting -- budget is something they could get -- -- Path to fiscal responsibility you just highlight the differences between the parties what -- target -- baby steps as long as Barack Obama's in the White House but you wanna take reform where you can get it one.
The point here is to force.
Harry Reid in the senate to present a budget which he does not wanna do and we in the course of that he will have to force some compromises within his own party.
And just making him put something on paper now.
Allows you to have.
Compare and contrast -- -- you to have a real.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The house as has really taken the lead the last few years in laying out here's here's how we begin -- go toward fiscal sanity.
Here's -- we begin to reform some of these spending programs senate has done that this may force them to -- here is what Boehner said now if they don't get it done here's what's at stake.
You can't go for months and months without a patron.
No and what this does is basically sort of says the -- -- -- escrow to put on hold until such time as you -- about.
And Jake already heard this is somewhat optimistic cut seven.
Was very concerning the market's very concerning to business very concerning to the American people so the fact that the house Republicans have made this decision is certainly something that we welcome.
So I think you'll cite this as he did closes thing to compromise we've seen over four years.
Well I guess -- I guess after I get an idea of this is basically saying we're kicking the discussion that the argument down a few months.
And in the interim I think what were Republicans really got to do is now make the case.
For some spending reforms that the president can't say no to.
And I think the way to go because if you try and reform entitlements now he's gonna say you're throwing grandma out into the snow can't -- that.
So I think where they go now as they got to create a package to really cut pay and benefits of federal civilian workers and get out there and sell it.
And convince the American people that this is a good first step that's what they should be doing over the next -- and do you -- you do you project also we -- -- which is entirely separate that's coming up now because.
-- of automatic cuts to that would among other things cut 500 billion out of the Pentagon for the next ten years.
Right you'd take you take the spending reforms where you can get ideally the Republicans would it would cut other things but here you actually head of cuts that will happen and on the domestic side cuts that the president will not like so.
You let those go forward and who knows maybe he becomes reasonable if if there are things that package that he doesn't want to happen any any Mike over -- going to -- -- -- is an editor of the wall street journal editorial page James.
The it's obvious for us to get on a sustainable path we have to have.
Our entitlement reforms Medicare Medicaid Social Security everybody knows that because how much but there's only a small push the budgets -- discretionary.
That's right so so -- -- do you think that they can do that in a way judging by the -- ninety minute address.
Do you think over the next four years that they can do something substantial in that area.
No no I think he's made it clear he has no intention of reforming.
Any of the major talk -- little.
That this is what -- maybe the most bizarre thing about his inaugural address.
You look at think the great problems facing the country and he largely ignored them the only.
The only reason that brief passing reference that he brought up the entitlement programs was essentially to say and we're not cutting.
It -- as -- needs this -- is -- -- the need do to reform them so I think you're you're not getting.
Any change there until there's sort of new leadership the White House so the -- game for Republicans is just how can we.
How can we get some reform on the discretionary and and you're right it's not gonna solve our problem it's Tuesday a step toward sanity right.
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