Lawmakers hitting the panic button ahead of spending cuts
Former Rep. Allen West sounds off
- Duration 4:13
- Date Feb 21, 2013
Former Rep. Allen West sounds off
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It is amazing negative thing now I mean come -- The -- was great to be with -- and it is absolutely amazing.
-- they what you see coming out of Washington DC and especially from President Obama.
Is a very schizophrenic political day because if you go back -- you understand that this whole idea about -- came from the White House and we know that for a fact.
-- to the Press Secretary according to senator Max Baucus and also Bob Woodward.
And then of course in 2011 the president stood it says that if anyone -- to avert the sequestered he would veto any plan to do that.
Can you come back doing the final debate in Boca Raton -- twelve and he said that the sequester would not happen.
And now all of a sudden he comes back from playing golf with Tiger Woods on -- -- morning.
Yes this conference and he stars with the fear mongering and and the threats is very simple -- there are two pieces of legislation.
That were replaced this -- through with very real spending cuts that we passed last year in the house representatives HR.
And HR 6684.
But you also talk about something that we almost realized until we move away from this -- -- buzz of the system.
Where we continue to have an increase in base we're talking about cutting to increase.
We're never -- to get to what the real problem is here Washington DC.
But you know I -- I looked at what -- that the Republican strategy buzz on this sort of just sit this out -- the president out go ahead continue with their vacationers plan.
Obviously they're thinking that he has more to lose on this and they do and that might not -- -- -- tax increases of all since they swallowed it would -- The agreement a few weeks back that day they can just sit sit this out is that -- risky strategy down.
I don't think it's a risky strategy I think that if you continue to.
Come up who -- you know -- policies of appeasement to try to bill the president out from his own idea.
Then you're not going to look like you have any resolve -- resiliency let's go back and look and talk about this fiscal cliff deal.
-- we saw 41 dollars of tax increases to one dollar spending cuts.
And the revenue that was generated off of that fiscal cliff -- about sixty some odd billion dollars well guess what -- that's already been spent up because of the hurricane center relief.
So this 85 billion that you're talking about it'll be eclipsed and no time whatsoever because you still haven't increases spending in Washington DC.
-- -- -- on SN it's you know I want to make that -- you know the stuff that announcement today is there an Internet.
In the scheme of things a three point eight trillion dollar budget this is a joke there's an 85 bit.
Furthermore have to 85 billion forward years leaving that aside though obviously Republicans know.
In the scared him with something we're gonna get into a little bit with a clinical psychologists who knows about.
Scaring the Vatican become lets up until -- prophecy can have an economic impact and if it does that the economic impact the president's gonna say well.
Blame the other side certainly not me I was trying to -- Added we're.
Well that's the schizophrenic political game that is being played with the idea that he created.
It now is should be about solutions instead I have across the board cuts we could have vertical cuts.
Which would allow these agencies to go in and look at the specific wasteful programs that we need to get -- up.
You can also go back and have the senate passed -- two pieces of legislation that the house has already passed.
And we've done that you know on several occasions but to just sit around and and screaming you know about the -- -- That's not leadership -- and I think that's what's lacking coming out the White House.
But I wanted to clear there's a lot of people doubt this but the president was well aware.
On some of the cuts that would be coming down the pike when he went into his golf weekend right so in other words if there was going to be the fear mongering about.
Fewer -- inspectors and the hundreds of thousands of mentally ill patients out on the street without their -- He knew that was coming when he went on his topic is -- just didn't find out Monday morning and.
Well the president was well aware of this back in 2011.
When he stood up the -- he will veto any means by which we talked to avert.
Have a sequestration hit and then of course as I said doing the -- final presidential debate in Boca Raton he -- quote unquote sequestration is not going to happen.
So we have not seen any solutions from them other than the.