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I want to back to Hannity now in just a few minutes we'll bring back our studio audience but first the administration.
They've mastered the art of making it hurt and to remind our viewers at the bottom of your screen you can see the list of services.
The White House -- cherry picked to close and defund during the Obama -- shut down.
And joining me now with reaction to the Democrats -- stubborn behaviors Kentucky senator Rand Paul senator Harry hill.
Good evening John -- -- you you know I find this pretty into the president's golf courses open.
No football no -- baseball satellite uplink for our troops.
The World War II memorial Vietnam memorial those are an open.
Makes one wonder what is your thought about how they prioritize things.
Well you gotta wonder apparently the AMBER Alert you know searching for a kidnapped child has been closed down but.
Let's move weight loss program for the first ladies open today so I guess they do have priorities.
I come from Kentucky -- mammoth cave is just up the road.
The park Rangers were busily out there putting police tape across the unmanned trails we have thousands of miles of -- -- out -- putting a rope.
At the head of the trail and I guess they think no one would go underneath the police tape or walk around the police today.
Now apparently they are in -- -- -- -- -- record numbers.
Our house Republicans -- announced in an investigation into shut down abuses can you do anything similar in the senate.
Well in the senate the Democrats control all the committees so we can't do anything over here.
But I think they do deserve some ridicule for what they're doing -- in the whole World War II.
Monument idea but then there's a more serious you know they're playing games with the shutdown of government.
What's more serious than that they're also playing games with defaulting.
And that does scare the markets and I think it's irresponsible to president.
-- Jack flu or any of his men or women to go out on TV and say phoned the US might default that's simply scaring the marketplace we have never defaulted.
We will never default and there's not even a reason to -- because we have plenty of revenue that comes in every month to -- interest payment.
Well I think -- -- really important point is I think they are trying to scare people in the trying to maximize the pain -- and inflict on people.
I I I think for the Democrats and miscalculated here is this whole idea we're not -- to negotiate.
And I think we're seeing this -- show up in the polls how long do you think -- be before Obama and Reid have to sit down like adults.
And and put their toys aside and start talking like regular people.
You know I've always said it shut down was a bad idea I didn't want to be where we are now.
But now -- we are here neither party wins and if they really can fool themselves and think oh we're winning the longer we do this Republicans are getting beat up.
Eventually both parties will be beat up.
Everybody's going to be frustrated and eventually they're gonna look for us to be -- having negotiations at a compromise I think -- -- providing compromise exists.
But the president's gonna have to give -- a little bit and say.
The country's going bankrupt and I will restraints in spending because that's all were asking more worried about bankruptcy the country.
We're asking that some kind of restraint on spending happen.
All right let's talk about the house -- sent over a number of bills to your chamber and they want to fund the NIH and the VA in the national parks and FEMA and way in the National Guard and give back pay to those people that are innocent victims and all list.
Is there any chance any Democrats are coming to you privately and say in senator -- Rand Paul I'll be glad to help you.
Eventually may be right now know they think they're winning this political battle -- happy to watch they think it's a political battle and it's a a bit of gamesmanship for them.
But what I would say would you look at this -- you look at what's happening with these things.
They've been saying they want to clean CR.
Which is a spending bill without writers.
All of the things that -- passing in the house that you just mentioned veterans affairs -- those are clean CR's they're just small spending bills.
And that's really the way it was intended -- happened historically around here.
We would past twelve spending bills a year.
And you couldn't shut down government if we were doing our job properly of Harry Reid.
Had brought forth appropriation bills that would veto spending to hold its leverage or -- would be no shut down.
But he hasn't brought up any appropriations bills right senator my my advice and admonition is Republicans can't give into this bullying.
That the president there are constitutional limits that he has and the house has constitutional authority as well also hold the line and I hope in fact they'll do that thanks for being with us.
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