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Also blasting ice over the release of illegal immigrants he calls it a federally sponsored jailbreak Governor Perry joins -- good evening governor.
Tiger good evening and I got to act that do much just a federally sponsored jailbreak means did.
Well when you start turning people out not coordinating with -- Local governments at all you know we've we've got fusion centers in these -- operations centers along the border.
With federal state and local law enforcement and we've been working together through the years.
And now it's silence out of our federal counterparts.
Michael -- called the chairman of the house.
Homeland security committee has tried to get this information as well.
And there is no information forthcoming from DHS about who these people are what kind of crimes they've committed for there being turned out.
And and that is very troubling not only for a law enforcement for the citizens.
Across this country so.
I'd I don't know how you would describe it as anything other than a federally.
What did this decision urgent crisis what I don't get to visit someone USC authority like a house committee -- right now with a majority Republican as we know if they want to find out they -- to demand someone -- from ice and tell them the person won't show up you subpoena that there's not a lot closer exchange of letters an exchange of insults.
But what is what is congress that wants to learn something simply going to demand it.
A good question and and I think you know Michael McCall -- one of the most knowledgeable about border security and the issues dealing with law enforcement that we have a Texan and then someone who are very greatly admire when he takes those types of -- And the president of the United States through his secretary of Homeland Security basically flip him off.
I don't get that I think it shows such a lack of of respect not only for congress but a lack a respect for the states.
And again you know whether it's Medicaid expansion or whether it's this.
Law enforcement issue.
-- -- administration does not trust the states.
And that's a huge problem.
-- who -- custody.
These people who are suspect being illegal immigrants is at the federal government in our day there.
Pursuant to some sort of judicial process because of they are.
I would think could -- to be a judge so it lets the person go.
And it would be a -- application.
By ice or by someone.
-- -- indeed these are -- this detention centers and -- you're absolutely correct I don't know how.
You just turn people out -- the streets.
Without some type of judicial interventions so.
Again a lot of questions here but the most important one is that we don't know who these people are grown up that we've we've made the request we've -- Bison and all the way up to DHS now we didn't get a response back from secretary Napolitano and she gave us -- of the the carpet bombing approach if you well that there's going to be huge.
Just -- -- elation lots of problems and that we're here we've heard and -- all of that and then and the fact of the matter is a lot of that's just been hyped up.
But when you start talking about turning loose.
Individuals who could be.
Quite have criminal and -- nature.
That's a big problem and this administration.
He needs to be thoughtful about how you deal with the sequester issue and -- and cutting in prioritizing.
We do it in the states every day.
This seems to be a plan.
To try to scare is many Americans as we can to try to put as much pain on to to people whether there.
Individuals who are being furloughed from some fairly important jobs.
I'd I'd I think this presents got a political agenda that is drive -- not one that's looking to solve problems in this country.
What John Morton just ahead of ice he is a former federal prosecutor not going to be soft on crime is not a guy is soft on -- doesn't settle let people go.
I would say there's something going on some sort of communication problem some sort of finances problem whether some problem.
But it's deeply disturbing to the American people as the two political parties fight over it and we don't get the straight story.
I absolutely there's a big problem for people out here.
Who are trying to make ends mean they're seeing.
Washington would this have slid out of control spending habit and bear.
The ones that are paying the prize for -- not to mention people who are.
Highly concerned about their family safety.
When they see these stories about individuals who are detained and when you're talking about people who -- detained you're talking about individuals who have some criminal.
Element to them.
I get Internet question to you mad at you mentioned Medicaid expansion and you had to -- I think his slow -- July that you're not going to accept the offer to expand Medicaid which the federal government pays for governor Rick Scott of Florida has changed his mind.
Governor Chris -- cannot be changed -- -- but he is accepting that Medicaid.
What do you what do you say to why do you think those two governors are doing -- -- -- then why aren't you.
Well we looked at this rather intently.
-- legislature just over the course the last 24 hours and in Texas in the Republican caucus.
Overwhelmingly support the -- position of not.
Expanding Medicaid it is a broken system we have asked the federal government for years to allow us the flexibility to be able to put these programs -- a place.
But the fact is it's a broken system is gonna cost trillions of dollars.
To implement this program.
But Texans are not going to be blackmailed into expanding a program -- -- the federal government is telling us they're gonna give us all this free money.
Greta they can't even keep criminals in jail today much less -- be able -- have extra money to pass out to the states so the idea that money is going to be available.
For expanded Medicaid is a pipe during.
I hate saying that day governor Rick Scott as a hyperion governor Chris Christie as a pipe from -- both Republicans have changed your mind and it.
Why do you think that -- let me also add that your former deputy comptroller Billy Hamilton.
Expansion is Smart affordable and -- and this was just about a month ago so.
Your former state controller thinks it's a good idea.
And two Republican governors step.
Well -- there are a lot of people and I think it's a good idea but we've looked at the facts in this is not a this is just hard cold facts we know what this is going to -- this -- same administration that said they -- obamacare would not cost the American people.
One dime more we know now that over the next ten years it's going to be over -- Trillion dollars worth the cost to the states and the federal government and that's money we don't have he's where kidnap us because things that we have that money available.
Isn't did you think of these other governors -- second because for the first I think three years the federal government says were gonna payoff.
It's you know we're gonna pay off.
But I think it's in the next year also -- some of -- that the states -- having to pick up the freight is that we're worried about not the first couple years but when it to start.
That the the freight.
What I worry about -- -- federal government is making promises that it can't live up to and again I go back to we are hitting a period of time here -- -- -- -- criminals out on our streets but as we don't have the money to keep lament.
Yet somehow or another this money's gonna magic -- show up it's not Greta this money is either printed.
Which devalues the dollars that we have in our pocket or it's barred from countries like China either one of those I think -- bad.
Have a bad results.
So one -- I'm still confused so why do you think governor Rick -- changed his mind.
I don't know you'd have to ask Rick didn't you know did.
He he seems to think that he's going to get some.
Flexibility out of the federal government which you know you get you're gonna have to ask him about that we already are able to do that admitted which brings up.
If you give.
A waiver to one state why couldn't another state be able to do that without going and asking mother may -- -- to the federal government.
Did this one size fits all our you have to come to us and -- guessed it for your money back is one of the things -- -- always been.
Of great consternation to governors as we deal with the federal government.
We know best how to run our states that's the beauty of the tenth amendment and washing -- is his.
So that -- it SA -- expansion Texas -- not change your mind.
I don't see any way in the world that we are going to take.
This proposition is -- federal government Medicaid program is broken.
-- the federal government wants to sit down and talk to us -- and I've offered up options.
Over the course the years block granting back to the states to allow us to come up would.
Solutions like -- health savings accounts.
Responsibility programs co pays all of those we could put substantially more.
People aren't your health care.
But this administration.
Bureaucratic mess that's it HHS in Washington DC is never going to allow better happen.
Hope governor -- Arnold but I doubt that the governor nice to see -- thank you sir thanks.