Sequester hysteria spreads
Another dramatic deadline looms for the nation
- Duration 10:36
- Date Feb 21, 2013
Another dramatic deadline looms for the nation
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This was the president's idea and Jay Carney as Press Secretary has admitted as much to our own Brett there.
Also the president in 2011 said he would -- -- any attempt to try and replace these cuts now.
Herald what do we do Kimberly -- This sequester I see it is two issues really hear the political.
And then the policy the policy being the actual cuts 600 billion on domestic 600 billion on defense that are scheduled to take place mark march 1.
On the political front Republican sitting on their hands they're gonna let this happen it looks like.
Where -- the fallout hit if that happens.
Well the White House is obviously hoping that this is going to be more blame to the Republicans too in fact severely damaged him going forward into 2016 and into the different.
House and senate races right make them look like he.
The party of -- the party that -- can't it work together can't come up with some bipartisan support.
That the Democrats of the party of government moving forward trying to do something to fix the current economic situation.
I think both sides -- gonna take hits it just depends on -- the long term who will then you know be able to kind of pull out of it a little bit and other necessities something to Tryon.
Come together -- to look a little better in this whole situation really thinks.
And Dana you'd think that Republicans would actually have a stronger argument here because according -- new fox opinion all.
83% of Americans let's take a look think that we have a spending problem.
In this country so why did they seem to be losing this argument you think.
Well and and yet that approval numbers for President Obama continue to go up as Bob said he has -- define Teflon.
And this is what is a great example -- this is something that bakery he -- heated.
It's not just at there and they're crying wolf.
As well as crying help because.
I think America has as Jim Garrity of national review but it crisis fatigue.
Mean this is been.
We're now so conditioned it's like a frog boiling water you put it in and an overtime they integrate just get -- you just get comfortable and like okay not OK in a contract hit a little bit.
Couldn't do the cuts and PI I -- and the same when this first it started.
Bob said wait -- the sequester happens is going to be a really big deal and over time I've come to think at the it was going to be a really big deal I think that if they.
Want to the congress and come together and fix this in the appropriations process and turn a crisis fatigue it's also.
I had a great point and I want to -- Gregg helped me.
Make it this congress is like a TV show that goes on one season too long then and everybody loses interests and sex change -- the channel.
And about that Chris is the -- Greg it seems like they amp up.
The crises all the time if this really -- crisis because it looks like it's only 2% of the federal budget the bloated budget it's even higher spending weeks on 2008.
So why is everyone screaming about it.
Not a big deal I was sequestered once in Mexico -- Just had a little -- but -- some bandages I was behind us anyway by get laid out I think I did you guys did a great job with this story because he is.
-- the worst story ever because it happens over and over again and we know exactly how it's gonna end.
These are not to these are not politicians either -- -- college students.
-- cramming for an all night final they knew when the deadline was right months ago but they partied all out.
The tiebreaker at three days -- Tiger Woods yet Florida exactly and then OK they admitted to pull in all nighter they're gonna get the -- land and their pizzas and everything's going to be fine.
The -- it gets me most is.
When Obama says this is a meat cleaver approach to cuts these remedies or cuts in rates of spending.
It would -- -- pennies on the dollar and and he's basically comparing it to slaughtering a calf when it's really clipping the nails of hog.
If it it's like you're watching -- morbidly obese men -- Fighting over whether move the islands from the meat lover's pizza it doesn't matter it really -- -- but it.
I mean still this topic I used that joke three months ago yeah -- -- what difference does it.
-- sensitive about an analyst pottery site.
-- -- you assign it a point in your column in USA today this week that was excellent that we agree on kudos to you you said why don't they talk about entitlements and my point on this is if Republicans have -- this argument why sit on your -- Why not say our White House you've driven us into a corner how about -- a tax increases we reform entitlement to the hand and hand knows I'm glad.
Budget control act when it was finished in 2000 motives and I'm sure -- -- that you -- -- -- -- -- But they purposely exempted Social Security Medicaid and most of -- so when you get down to one point two trillion dollars in cuts over ten years.
You're talking about real cut -- at these -- and I'm serious nature were -- on the cutting back -- Border Patrol.
We're talking about cutting FAA -- a good 600 slots.
I don't -- -- on the -- a couple flying during all of this is some serious test coming up -- but unless itself and the.
It doesn't matter the rest of this is is just gonna cause severe pain is going to be for farmers aren't gonna go get them up the defense -- is not a whole purpose of why Obama struck this deal was to embarrass Republicans.
They're gonna use Chuck Hagel -- do it and get there.
Weakened military and -- DOD.
Out in the going to be able to transfer some money around but the fact of the matter is -- gonna get to have -- aircraft carrier group off of the Mediterranean that matters.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They're gonna get -- they -- that we can't -- with this stuff.
But they're not willing to do that.
The way he sits there is a good point that that this is something that they thought would never happen and then Boehner is right oh it just came from the White House which should be the name of -- horror film it came from the White House and -- congress voted board.
Obama it's like to sibling who broke the base.
And he's pointing at his sister station -- -- at every income and mom -- dad believe them because the American public.
According to polls will side with the president because he's more popular.
Well the bottom line on this is.
We -- broke officially.
And Obama cares not gonna help that -- news today Florida governor Rick Scott's.
Who is a -- a fierce -- of Obama care and who railed against taking Medicaid.
Money from the feds has now done a sharp about face listen to what Scott said recently.
I cannot in good conscious denied Koreans.
They needed access.
To health care.
We will support a three year expansion -- Medicaid program under the new health care law.
As long as the federal government -- their commitment to pay 100%.
Of the cost during that time.
But that's what he's seventh 2011.
Governor Scott remember -- -- This is going to be devastating for patients.
Devastating for -- -- It's going to be the biggest job killer ever.
We're not gonna implement obamacare in Florida we're not gonna expand Medicaid because we're gonna do the right thing we're not -- and -- the exchange.
Because what this does is raise the cost of health care for also oriented just doesn't work.
Dana why that -- of hearts.
As similar to how and President Obama and ran on a campaign promise of closing gitmo and it becomes president and he realizes oh -- actually even though that.
I think -- some of the governors to I'm on principle said.
We can't -- -- this is not a good way to do business spending -- leadership position in -- look at the budget and look and that that situation in Florida is such that they in he has made a decision.
To go back somebody said two years ago to be able to do this in this is that this is that that -- Of the federal government.
And on to the cities states and there.
I don't consider all going to have to cave but the federal government ends up becoming so powerful that -- eroding our.
Federal that's got a problem cable but you have already because the reality is federal governments -- we're gonna pay a 100% of your increased but it got -- only for the next 45 other errors but that's what I'm glad obamacare is here to stay a matter when you guys like you're not -- -- it's getting it worked out -- lot of a rough edges to it but it's going to be -- now the law of the land and it's not gonna go that's the.
I don't understand Obama -- -- but.
Nobody understands that yes -- -- can not yet yet there's a book you what I.
If -- it's incomprehensible yet the left went on good faith with their with -- got Obama that it's coherent and that it's workable.
But it's like -- doctor saying you know this won't hurt a bit but you know where it's going and it's not it's going to hurt.
You know what he -- they do trusted.
I made thanks in Obama we trust that he says it's gonna be okay it's going to be a team regardless of the fact that this isn't going to be workable financially caddies how are you gonna support it governments that many air and then the bottom -- out of mid forties whose and I hate that -- think it's like a drug dealer right they start you off the dime bag I think that's -- -- called a wow you know you're not on -- silent time.
Yeah there is -- -- -- yeah.
-- -- -- -- well you'd -- -- she's very OK so that's an and that you eight on the -- next thing you know everything -- did -- back -- and that's gotta gotta be honest because they've got that it and that what's gonna happen in five years in a drug dealer goes away.
The end of it had to -- another dealer and it might -- -- -- I think he's well basically I'm not -- -- -- -- -- -- The money now yes why should their tax payers have to sit there knock at the money when states like California.
Are taking the money hand over fist.
Why should people in Florida pay for the Medicaid for people in California also let's not forget governors not -- MoneyGram he's a former hospital CEO and hospitals want this big time remember the whole reason for doing Obama -- Was to get.
These providers hate.
But -- because really we are the ones ultimately the attacks hairs I end up footing the bill for all of this lead you can't today you're gonna pay it tomorrow that's the bottom you know if -- not -- -- -- underrated at time.
Everybody is get insurance policy as a -- bill for the forty million people who don't have insurance.
It's up what you could keep part of obamacare you want you still have an answer for the other.
Not Bob you know.
Sixteen to the taxpayers instead the hospitals aren't they wanted to -- that area.
He's they don't wanna have to eat the cost of the people walking into their emergency -- that -- -- they'd rather have.
Average Joseph citizen pay for it and supplement it because it's better for their bottom line that's why the hospital CEO supported.
Right and a lot of employers are saying listen why should we have to pay for just dump amenity exchanges again that -- that if you can if you like your doctor you can keep up.
Not some naked the government what it government -- -- -- have by the way that Susan is not a lot of dumping people and exchanges.
Oh they haven't.
The victims -- their families right now it's not notice that not in this if you -- -- governor on one right now the issue isn't lightly as we say god.
I let it -- -- that.