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-- back to politics now the president's new budget proposal getting a full hearing today -- the house Ways and Means Committee.
But even before a lawmakers get through with that that president's plan is facing a lot of heavy fire Washington Post comments Roberts Daniels and says today an article quote.
There's something profoundly -- About president Obama's proposed three point eight trillion budget for billion dollar budget for 2014 the budget is a status quo document.
And let's existing trends and policies run our course this is not -- -- Or conservative.
So much as politically.
Expedient Rich Lowry is loury is editor of the national review he's joined by Sally -- both -- Fox News contributors so rich some -- some criticism there.
-- from the Washington Post today saying that this approach is timid but why not applaud the president's effort for at least taking a look at Social Security.
He should be applauded for that so called change CPI this very minor.
Measure in the scheme of things basically a statistical reform and that they're really only two things need to know.
About this budget one.
Is it actually -- a deficit that is higher.
And current policy.
Until -- seventeen when the president will leave office two -- -- this outfit called the congressional progressive caucus the most left wing members of congress they produced a budget.
-- -- ideological left going vision that had a deficit a debt excuse me lower ten years from now than the president's budget so that this document is just a joke it's.
Completely down -- Spontaneous -- -- Sally and he says that the proposal is phony.
He says compared with the size of the problem Obama's proposals are tiny into Rich's point right now we look at mandatory spending whether Social Security your food stamps or Medicare look at the mandatory spending.
As more than half of everything that we're spending on the country's going to those programs says the president is about big change why not go big here.
Well -- two points first of all I really appreciate it rich because unlike most conservatives.
He is giving the president credit for doing what Republicans have been thing to do all along and -- -- it's hysterically.
It's sort of war Obama do something about -- time entitlements.
He says he's gonna an event is than the Republicans all cry oh it's not enough from.
Double -- issue here though is a Republican seem to forget who won the election and seem to not be paying attention to every public opinion polls since then.
Americans are not worried about the debt and deficit they're worried about jobs we have a short term jobs problem we have -- long term debt problem.
-- fixed job to get people back to work he start growing incomes again.
You start to pay down the deficit and Americans have said overwhelmingly.
They want to raise taxes and not cut entitlements.
So why Republicans are still pushing such an unpopular ideology is is -- rich why -- why are they doing that.
But we had a very serious entitlement problem and serious analysts like -- -- in the Washington Post.
Is neither left nor right just someone who really knows this stuff cold and cares about future of the country realizes we have to deal with that problem -- the fact is the president doesn't.
Again chain CPI it's a nice little step it gets about 200 billion or so of the next ten years which is drop in the bucket.
About half of that by the way is revenue and it's an -- as a tax increase on the middle class.
But actually the president got one of those back in January in the fiscal cliff deal with the tax increase that had about 77% of people.
-- -- taxes to the payroll tax holiday -- way.
So that's basically -- president wants more taxes a little fiddling around the -- may be on entitlements.
And a higher deficit again this is the key thing that's how I can't deny it's in black and white.
And various scraps in the budget itself higher deficit than we would have if we just did nothing that's what he wants for the rest of his administration.
To Sally why would we want that.
Well -- -- editor Margaret Witt Paul Ryan's house budget proposal also would increase the deficit so no I don't -- know about it and ten years and I -- untrue the Ryan budget eliminates the deficit.
And ten years in -- party spent you know a year or more demagoguing the heck out of -- over that and now on the -- to deny that he does that is unbelievable.
In outlook there's a fundamental disagreement we have in this country and that rich and I certainly -- about the role of government at this moment economy.
You have private corporations that are sitting on two trillion dollars in -- spent money.
They're they're choosing their choosing to not create jobs and instead.
-- the stock market grow profits.
In line the pockets of their CEOs and regular folks working folks.
Their wages are going down and fewer and few of them have jobless and now the question is what are we did we give more tax breaks and more help.
To those businesses and millionaires.
Or do we use government.
At the last resort.
To help create jobs put people back to work rebuilding our roads and our schools and trying to pump that I -- yourself because you know -- -- that for 45 years we spend our money -- all been told that that's an assault well as economic problems.
And they are also on the other hand saying.
That the economy is terrible for normal.
I -- an epidemic is here that's -- Sally -- registry to have you debate -- some people would say we're we're gonna have to pick if you're the next time that the reason why companies are sitting on.
On this money is because they have questions about the economy overall it's not just for payments and CEOs but that's -- debate for another time it's great heavy -- by the way.
-- -- isn't what have you back on a Friday be appreciated very -- -- much.
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