GOP senators determined to get a budget passed
Sen. Jerry Moran speaks out on effort
- Duration 5:06
- Date Mar 10, 2013
Sen. Jerry Moran speaks out on effort
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Your -- and joins us senator think you so much for your time today.
Should -- -- to be with you thank you.
Are right there hasn't been a budget through the senate in four years we hear we're gonna get one this week and there's one coming from the house as well.
From what I've heard about both of them so far they sound pretty far apart what are your hopes for something actually getting done.
Well nothing is easy about writing a budget but finally at least we hear there's going to be a budget proposed by the Democrat leadership in the senate has been the Republicans.
Time and time again -- numerous budget proposals generated from the house several from a Republican senators over the years.
But no budget from the Democrats until perhaps this week.
And the president was to a presented a budget previously.
Earlier this year.
Still no sign that there's a budget coming from the White House -- it in time to meet the yet the legal deadline.
Budgets matter and we need that guideline that outline for us didn't make guest spending decisions.
And the ultimate goal of these budgets whatever budget -- might be adopted is to move us on a path as quickly as we can.
Toward balancing that budget and it's not just -- philosophical it's not a Republican Democrat kind of issue.
It's not just one of those political debates that American people can just write off the politics in Washington.
The outcome of a budget.
Determines whether or not this country is gonna have prosperity what do we find jobs what interest rates are.
Whether our credit ratings are downgraded this has real impact upon every -- Americans.
And then truth is though of course you have to play the politics to get to the end result to get to -- and of a budget that everybody can work went.
Where do you see areas of common agreement are there any -- we we see in what your colleague on the other side hill congressman Paul Ryan.
Bowled out on fox -- sunny this morning that yeah I it's it aimed at -- a budget in ten years but it's also based upon repealing.
The president's health care a lot and I would see very little chance of that ever happening in Washington.
Well this is a budget that said the president doesn't sign congress passes a budget resolution both in the house and senate.
And I would say that what ever popular features there were with the Affordable Care Act with Obama care.
Those we've seen and now in starting here in 2013 2014.
The unpopular in fact the very damaging features of -- -- kicking in.
And you're gonna see a lot more Americans whose lives are directly affected.
By the negative consequences of obamacare so I think there's going to be a growing interest in certainly modifying.
Changing obamacare Americans are going to be much more interest in demanding that.
Again what I've seen some of the benefits that to Obama -- promised.
Now the cost -- end.
And it becomes much more a negative upon our economy so bringing obamacare into the picture.
I think is important but -- right it's one of those issues that would be difficult to reconcile by those who who have stood so strongly.
That this is the absolute only way that we can meet our country's its citizens health care needs.
Art and ask about something else you've got going on these started act three point -- we always like to hear about things that have bipartisan support this dies.
How does it work and where does it fit in -- broader context of the just discussion about immigration right now on the hill.
Well thanks for that question in and that that this is very much related to the budget and getting -- a balanced budget.
One of the ways we can address our deficits is to grow the economy and so.
Mean we've seen the budget circumstance that we just described not much if anything has happened the president's budget proposals in the four years that he's been president.
Have increased taxes have increased spending and lo and behold it increase the debt so the idea that you raise taxes and reduce the debt is -- available.
Certainly no evidence that that's what the president intends.
So so I started looking at ways that we can grow the economy because more people working means more taxes paid -- -- your chance that we get the deficit under control.
In America back to work.
And -- what stirred up three point oh is a bipartisan effort bicameral supported by.
A number Abbas in the senate Republican Democrat a number of the house Republican Democrat.
And it's provisions are a broad array of things that include.
Changing the regulatory and tax environment so a small start -- business got a better chance of succeeding.
To change make certain that we have access to that to the talent that we need.
The scientists the -- -- Many of our fortune 500 companies were started by an and immigrant what do you make certain that we don't have companies moving abroad.
And we don't have immigrants only able to start a company.
Outside United States this is about job growth increasing the chances for higher wages and -- and helping pay down the debt.
All right senator thank you very much for your time -- we'll -- -- and we wish you all the -- Thank you so much.