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-- long waiting lines we don't need that should be avoided this is really important sequestration.
We're in the middle of the tourism here.
We have snow up to the -- now we've had a for a few months now.
We need to be able to have process people at the airport we're told us sequestration.
Will increase the -- significantly Marino.
But in addition of that and world were all that.
Airports will be closed sequestration.
Should go away.
That was Harry Reid sounding the alarm last month about this sequestration -- impact on air travel but last week he was actively working to make sure his prediction came true.
As you know the administration announced Friday that it was closing 149.
Air traffic control towers due to the -- -- but.
And furloughs are gonna -- major airports in the US which could result in delays however.
According to an op Ed in today's Wall Street Journal all of those cuts could have been prevented thanks to an amendment by GOP senator Jerry Moran who came up with a solution to avoid slashing the FAA's budget fifty million dollars now unfortunately the measure never reach the floor for remote.
Why Harry Reid blocked it here -- analysis.
Fox's contributor Karl Rove I really by the California that I know.
You have so many vacation days.
The White House and spend some bush spent -- what three years on vacation in eight years -- an office.
I would start doing massive firing you and that is taken out the steakhouse where Austin -- he's gonna bring you a good -- you a very nice -- a lot of -- and how it.
Did eight years George Bush was in office for roughly 2920.
Does Austan Goolsbee really think President Bush was on vacation one out of every three days I have no idea how he -- -- I do I have to say I found how we got it okay if if -- bush was at Camp David for an Al Gore well back counts for a 487 days.
That -- they work at Camp David is that we've -- have -- Eleven well yeah that the war cabinet met at Camp David on after 9/11 you bet and what you mean if the president on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning goes up to Camp David.
That counts is a vacation day.
I mean that's a weekend you -- we Kansas vacation days and in that case.
President Obama has spent the weekend some place somebody somewhere doing some of these other -- won't count for Obama even though he's extravagantly living well part it was -- -- -- look let's let's let's just be honest.
Austan Goolsbee just -- on national television and said to George W.
Bush vacationed one out of every three days he was in the White House Austan Goolsbee ought to be ashamed of himself.
-- the professes that nutty professor at the Booth school they ought to be ashamed of myself for suggesting that.
I'm gonna let me get -- -- -- -- -- Goolsbee to come here and and show me.
How he defines how he can defend that he he's just smarter guy than that he's got more integrity than that he owes you a big stake.
And -- George W.
Bush an apology for trying to use him as a -- excuse.
You know -- about it as they -- I love how -- only count the days at Camp David for bush but not for Obama I mean I was even talk about our before we get that lets go back to the sequestration right.
And -- because look obviously.
They wanna inflict maximum pain and that was -- arguments I was making the White House is close but for vacation in four months.
By -- by the the Obama family seems extravagant to me.
Yeah well you know Jerry Moran had an interesting answer to this problem he said look let's take fifty million dollars of what's called unspent balances that's carry over money.
It's basically a slush fund inside the Department of Transportation budget.
Let's sweep the balances grabbed fifteen million dollars and apply to this problem and well you don't -- would it would there are these giant pockets of slush fund money sitting in every agency.
And -- had a beer can that the bureaucrats know and and so does the budget years it was a Smart move and Harry Reid said.
It made it impossible for that amendment to be brought up and -- Eddie -- did that by using a procedure called filling the tree.
The senate majority leader can be recognized on any bill first and what Harry Reid does is he stands up gets recognized.
And then proceeds to fill up most of the available space for amendments would amendments -- he proposes.
Thereby keeping amendments like the one that.
Jerry Moran wanted to have.
From being ever considered and and he's done -- to an access so what you look at this he's been he's been the majority leader for six years he has done this 58 times.
By comparison and five years Bill Frist -- to treat twelve times Bob good outfit Trent Lott in six years filled -- -- ten times.
And Bob Dole of seven years did it once a year but -- Harry Reid has done -- 58 times.
There were 500 amendments he allowed basically ninety of them to go forward.
Andy -- limited some of these amendments like brands and others but still in the trade with amendments of friends of his that he wanted to wanted to make certain -- -- got considered and not.
Take -- amendments like this that would have would have lessened the impact of this.
Lester one last question -- there's a lot of reaction to your comments that in 2016 the Republican candidate.
Obviously would be the issue of gay marriage before the Supreme Court.
Could support that a lot of lot of push back on that but wanted to get.
Little later and went to let me correct you I was not -- Republican candidate I was asset -- Stephanopoulos a Republican candidate and look in 2000 and -- we we had a Republican candidate John Huntsman who endorsed civil unions in this how many I think not -- don't know -- an anti George Scott talked to George afterwards when this controversy.
George was not asking me if there was a nominee he was asking me was that if a candidate out there and and then of course I think that -- candidate could say that I've I personally am.
Strongly in favor of traditional marriage but I recognize the people in our party disagree on that issue and I think it's.
Likely that a candidate -- 2002012.
I don't know 2060.
Karl Rove thanks -- straighten all that out I think I'm gonna put your goals beyond together and get I really out here is what goals we Goolsbee is better than that.
He should not be said such a bad example for the kids in his class.
But by -- such if they have like that and he deserves his his students deserve better and I did I the only Hannity let it go to the Booth school and -- trying to straighten things out over there mr.
There -- ago and well -- -- that -- together card.
But given me not up to mistakes -- up from Texas.
Stop on the Atkins Diet I need one I didn't want to but not yours man could you not get my own I'm not get a big Tebow and I.
I Colorado thank you what we can.
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