Can Congress reach debt deal before it's too late?
'Political Insiders' weigh in
- Duration 4:03
- Date Feb 18, 2013
'Political Insiders' weigh in
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It just a couple weeks however we that the federal government.
We'll see its budget slashed by some 85 billion dollars when a new round of automatic spending cuts go into effect.
A number of senate Democrats have been pushing to do offsets at least offset it half of that loss by imposing a series of new tax hikes.
A plan that Republicans are strongly opposed to so.
What will be fine what will happen in the next couple weeks for that let's bring back our political insiders John -- media day.
Pat to -- and Doug showing and I wondered it's always start with the use of sequestration and Dennis -- the White House chief of staff.
Said today on television that the president is not giving up one averting the sequestration.
But is he doing enough to to stop.
You know Kelly I would've thought that the president would have spoken directly about the sequestration.
In the state of the union would have cold for talks with the Republicans.
Extended an olive branch in terms of policy and -- one of the -- as you suggested before didn't let me of that.
Bottom when we're looking at crippling cuts domestic probe grooms crippling cuts in farm.
Assistance in our military programs.
These are really really draconian cuts neither side wants them but neither side is putting forward a realistic plan it makes no sense it's very bad.
Well you know this is that the consequence of it Washington is so dysfunctional you know the president who proposed demanded the -- Now says he has no argument -- from.
The Republicans in the democratic leaders in congress who voted for them act like they had nothing to do when it was all supposed to make them come to the table in -- reasonable cuts.
These are so across the border draconian without any sense of anything but it tells me everything about our politics we see in the angle here -- Bob Woodward today on fox said that democratic senators are calling the White House about saying he governor Chuck Hagel force.
You know in the White House -- -- -- to none of them will say it publicly.
No -- stand up for the country back to your point.
The president doesn't lead for the country that congress doesn't lead for the country these people put their party above principle and above the country and all the.
And by the way on the the mirror opposite of that that pat said so well.
The two parties have run away from the mess they created sequestration.
They also created the ultimate solution to a in -- and symbols debt reduction commission.
They both created -- the president appointed and congress put some -- members on they came up with a ten year plan for four trillion dollars.
In cuts -- at saving the -- -- run away from a -- -- lacked the courage to do the right thing it's.
Teams of both.
Parties bottom line you couldn't get the Republican right to go for any revenue increases you couldn't get the democratic.
-- to do entitlement reform.
Is exactly right.
Paul Ryan was against that the president walked away from it we couldn't get a bipartisan consensus for a plan that would revitalize the economy.
To reduce its growth and create jobs Kelly it's a tragedy.
What one thing about what that.
-- quickly it's a moment ago I talked to Republican congress on why don't you vote for Simpson Bowles -- a lot of the members say because it has tax increases.
I assume -- that you -- forty agreed to -- you've already raised taxes that they've already done well so that's not a real interest it Wilma put the country -- -- it will not come up with some that how we grow our economy.
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