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President Obama meeting tomorrow -- -- congressional leaders the same day that 85 billion dollars an automatic budget cuts are set to move.
In -- motion in the house speaker John Boehner saying why it's now time for the Democrats in the senate to pass a plan -- The house has acted twice.
Why should that house have to active third time before the senate doesn't.
Those two bills that you pastor dead now you have a new congress -- out -- have to pass a new build we've we've passed bills once.
They all understand where we're coming from it's time for them to do something.
So you do not believe as the highest ranking Republican the government that this is your responsibility to lead on this issue -- We elect a president to lead.
All -- -- to do is come up.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And seven Democrats and work out a plan that they can pass so then what about that some democratic congressman Adam -- -- -- California -- of the appropriations committees are good morning -- -- -- Here where an American citizen what do you about the speaker ice put all of this song on the president also Democrats in the senate.
Time for them to to step out.
Well a couple things this is the same speaker that -- got 98% of what he wanted in the whole deal that set up to sequester.
But we're getting a very mixed message that we're getting a message well -- the problem is that we want the other house to go first or the problem is.
That we want the president to -- something -- the president has proposed something and I don't think the American people.
Really care about who's.
I did -- originally was or who got 90% of what they want to keep the economy moving forward and -- part of this thing was -- my own state.
Yeah well I don't I don't think that's his job let me give them a moment that I don't think anybody's arguing -- -- -- a man -- crisis.
It's just so so why wait until Friday.
To sit down and talk with -- leaders who could make it happen in congress.
Well I think there's a real conviction in the White House and frankly in the house as well that the speaker has decided.
That the sequester has to be initiated that that this decision was really made probably a month or two ago.
As a way of managing their own members that they a lot of the GOP members of the house.
Feel like they got the worst end of the deal the fiscal cliff and that the speaker who wants to remain -- has got -- placate that Tea Party element within this conference.
So it feels like that that decision was already made and I think the White House has the sense.
That the speaker was never really serious about avoiding sequestered really.
-- and -- I'm going to stop being Erica as you're about to go here novelty yup you know -- this is a statement from from you and and your office there.
The loss of thousands of jobs in Los Angeles and around the country.
Teacher -- jobs.
87 million in funding for primary and secondary education.
7000 officers and agents laid off.
Affecting clean water and air quality all over America.
Nutrition assistance for seniors medical research grants for diseases such as cancer diabetes and alzheimer's.
Yeah that it really all that's gonna happen.
It is -- and well it's gonna happen during the course of the next ten months.
These cuts are going to be real people are gonna feel them and that's why I think it's so important that we try to fix this problem it really is a man made disaster.
Because it cuts those good programs that you mentioned equally with things that don't work.
It -- the efficient with the inefficient it's the last way we want to reduce our deficit in this indiscriminate way.
And when we have an alternative which is something balanced.
That yes continues to make spending cuts but also raises revenues like closing special interest -- tax deductions for hedge fund billionaires.
Why not do it.
And I you know I think the frustration is that we don't have a negotiating partner here in the house because that the house Republicans are not of one mind but you know the media -- we have -- -- -- -- the.
We have one president to an end the meeting -- even happened until the until tomorrow.
I -- people look at this stuff and they say the sky -- falling and they say really.
Is it really gonna happen that way is this hyperbole is more speak that we -- a Washington.
And we we have to -- -- democratic colleagues from Maryland on yesterday in the senate side he agrees there's a spending problem and there's a big debt problem and we've got to do something about it now.
Do you disagree on.
Question win and bill I think you're right that the public after these periodic crises wonder.
Is this really gonna happen is -- really going to be that bad will there be a last minute resolution because up until now.
Like with a fiscal -- there always has been a last minute resolution.
Unfortunately there is no last minute resolution to sequester -- Linda Linda -- and if there is not we're gonna hold onto this list and see whether or not -- true is true or not you reach out to you and bring you back.
It's and I got him I hope.
I hope will gets its fixed.
So that we won't need to talk about all those -- think Malloy zoos see I pray they will we will see very soon sir thank you for your time today from the hill Adam thanks there.
Democratic from California thank you --
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