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Oval office for a lunch you think so what a coincidence because right now -- joining us.
Via satellite from our nation's capital is the House Budget Committee chairmen.
Congressman Paul Ryan of the great state of Wisconsin congressman warranty yeah.
Hey good morning Steve Bryant -- and a nice to be with you it's great -- have yet.
OK so you're gonna kick off today Patty Murray the senator from the great state of Washington has sent over the democrats' proposal.
I understand later today you're going to -- -- start working on the budget and you're also gonna consider five alternative budgets as well.
And what's interesting is there's one out there by the Republican Study Committee that actually balances the budget.
In I think four years rather than ten years like yours does do you like bad idea.
Sure I do.
I did that one problem with the baseline is it brings you ought to deficits later on how we look at the budget and we realized we could probably balance in five years.
That the in the problem is with the way that their numbers work is it brings you back out of balance soon thereafter.
And what we wanted to do is have a credible plan that got us -- -- and stayed in balancing got us into surpluses permanently and so.
That's what our budget does there's something unique in the baseline what deficits go down to the mid part of of the next ten years and an -- right back up.
And what we want to do is get them on a downward glide path and and keep them down we not only balance the budget we go to surpluses and pay off the debt here's Chris van Holland.
The ranking member on the Budget Committee he -- -- disagree with everything you say here's an example I'm used to that.
Let me focus first on what our budget focuses on which is not just economic growth in jobs in the future.
But jobs and economic growth now and in the future this Republican budget is not balance in ten years.
Is he right -- it not in balanced view and sailing 'cause Palestinians.
That are throwing.
New meaning to the word balance they'd say that they're taking a balanced approach the problem is their -- approach never ever balances the budget and from what Patty Murray interest and talent standpoint a balanced approach.
It's another trillion dollar tax increase.
Only followed up with more spending increases they think that's the balanced approach we actually balance the budget by cutting spending and not raising taxes.
Spending -- 3.4 percent a year under our budget and set -- 5%.
And it balances because of that so if you look at the Ford from budgets for looking at the Patty Murray budget to Chris van Holland but the other two democratic -- they have one thing in common.
-- of new tax increases.
Big deep cuts to national security only surpassed by net spending increases all the democratic but does have one thing.
More taxes higher spending never balancing the budget.
We think that's irresponsible we think it's gonna hurt the economy and we're balancing the budget to get healthier economy to create faster economic growth and more jobs.
We want to give our kids a debt free nation and we want to make sure that we get government live within its means and that's -- -- and that's what really balance means.
Balancing the budget not raising taxes and spending do you think you can get something done in conference from what you've seen of -- -- Which he submitting because it doesn't seem like he can't I don't see he can do this.
You you would not conclude that by looking at these two different approaches were cutting spending.
We're getting reforming government were opening up you know energy exploration -- reforming the tax that we're not raising taxes.
Extremely different than -- out Obama care.
Yet we we do we repeal obamacare yes we still do not like this law we think it's going to be a terrible.
Outcome of this law hasn't been fully -- -- yet it's got two years ago we think we should repeal and replace -- we haven't changed your opinion on that irrespective of some people.
Desire for us to all of a sudden -- with this law if you look at these two budgets yet to -- two worlds apart -- literally -- different planets.
But at least they're passing a budget in the senate at least for the first time in four years they're passing something.
That gives me hope that the vehicle the process.
Of bringing a budget through -- still there so that if we ever do find consensus consensus on debt reduction -- deficit reduction.
We at least had the process through which we can drive a consensus we're a long ways to go to get there though.
Now we sure hope it happens quickly so we can.
Get our economy going in the right direction it as soon as possible -- also talk to you about the RNC creating a new self image you know C -- over the weekend.
At a few standouts -- crews have Rand Paul winning the the straw poll.
What do you think the future of the RNC need -- to be day.
Improve anything in particular because yesterday Wright's previous came out with the autopsy on and you know what happened in the campaign -- 2012 which I'm sure.
What do you think.
Well I I I do remember the election.
I haven't read the autopsy of the RNC -- and involve lots of different discussions about you know what went right what went wrong -- -- get out of this is.
We have to be honest with ourselves what happened what went wrong what do we have to do to improve things in what I'm excited about -- we've -- a deep -- of young talent.
Coming to the surface showing the country that we really have ideas and solutions and a vision that's what matters here is that we are actually offering solutions that improve people's lives.
And we're going to be on the broaden our appeal to the country by showing these innovative solutions that make things better in this country.
We really believe that this nation is in a pivotal stage -- admit -- -- in a major chapter of writing the 21 century.
For America and we owe it to our element men and women -- -- nation given solutions based on our founding principles.
That's what we're doing in the autopsy basically is is it diagnostic test to figure out how we make sure we communicate broader appeal.
Get these principles into the minds of Americans -- see that we're offering something better than.
More borrowing more spending bigger government.
Less freedom that's the difference between our two parties at this time.
What they would say it's a certain you're gonna come up to that I have the answer -- we answer the questions -- you all had worked data ready -- -- worked at a record here.
-- -- -- got a budget numbering into the Florida the third time we've let's pass a budget so I'm putting my ideas right on the table put our cards up you better start carbo -- all right yeah.
-- -- much I think certainly a long and arduous affair.
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