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Hello America I'm -- a -- -- our guest hosting for Glenn Beck today we've got a lot to cover let's start with the battle to rein in the ever growing federal budget deficit.
Big government Republicans in the house are leading -- -- charged to cut 61 billion dollars in this year's federal budget.
To put that into perspective the federal government budget deficit for 2011.
Is projected to be about one point six trillion dollars.
Cutting 61 billion dollars is a joke.
But senate Democrats won't be -- -- when it comes to half hearted -- completely spineless spending cut measures.
They proposed an additional six point five billion dollar cut.
That the Congressional Budget Office claims is actually only four point seven billion can you follow any of this America.
Too many politicians on both sides of the aisle have simply lost touch with reality when it comes to government spending.
A four point seven billion dollar cut in the face of a one point six trillion dollar deficit is akin to doing nothing.
When it comes to solving this problem.
It does have an alcoholic stood on -- podium addressing his fellow drinkers and proudly proclaimed that that night at the bar he would only have ten shots and Jamison is instead of his customary eleven.
Yes America all -- a few of our politicians are as delusional about spending as an alcoholic is about drinking but there's always hope.
When you have brave politicians who are willing to shut down the government.
If it won't act responsibly one of those brave senators senator Kansas Kansas senator Jerry Moran.
He's a member of the senate committee on appropriations joins us now senator.
Welcome to the Glenn -- program nice to meet us there.
Judge good to be back with you thank you for the opportunity thank you what what is the latest senator I gather that the vote has been put off again that there is a Republican -- measure on the Florida democratic measure on the floor of the senate stuck -- a vote -- -- until tomorrow is that the case.
The expectation was there may have been a vote this evening it now appears that that's carried over until Tuesday morning.
And the expectation is that there will be two proposals.
One what you call the -- paltry 61 billion dollar reduction.
At HR one sent to us in the senate by the House of Representatives -- and then the even more poultry.
Six million dollar cut suggested by -- President Obama and Democrat leaders in the senate.
And they'll be a vote on each one of those my guess is that neither one of them will receive the sixty votes necessary to move forward.
And then were once again back to.
I suppose Democrat leaders and perhaps the White House probably sixty votes necessary because somebody is filibustering each of these things enforcing the super majority right.
That it will require a super majority for this bill to proceed.
And so I think that even senator Reid has said that his version of six million dollars of reductions doesn't get sixty votes I would guess that all or nearly all -- Republican of the senate will vote for.
The that senate version of HR one the -- the 61 billion dollar reduction today but it will not that that's you know 47 votes at best not sixteen this exist are there any Democrats could vote for these -- right senator Maria and I know your relatives.
Lee and new to the senate and perhaps not yet today into the -- of government and and the arcane.
Procedures that are followed in that house of the congress but does it seem to you as it does to me that very few.
Members of congress.
The problem of -- And the problem of spending more money than you -- in and very few members of congress I think you're one of them senator Rand Paul -- -- his father congressman Ron Paul as one senator Mike Lee is one of the very few.
Realize that drastic measures are needed to say stop.
No more borrowing we elected you to spend money based on what you collected taxes you can't do this Mr.
President get another job.
Judge this is -- Issue of my generation.
We have participated in the run up of this tremendous amount of debt.
There's been virtually no fiscal discipline.
The end result of telling people yes over a long period of time.
In Republican and Democrat base has resulted in the the deficit and national debt that you described in your opening statement.
This is the issue and I I think it's important for us to understand I want Americans to understand.
This is not just a typical philosophical academic discussion -- about Republicans vs Democrats liberals vs conservatives.
The outcome of this debate determines whether or not there is a a future for American citizens for our kids and grandkids but also for us what people I think need to understand is.
In the with it if we don't get the deficit under control.
It's going to happen and it in a much more dramatic way the standard of living will be diminished as a result of rising interest rates.
Increasing inflation and uncertainty in the business community about whether they should ever invest in America again right and so I think sometimes we just and look at Washington DC -- Americans think -- that's just Republicans and Democrats talking one more time about an issue they don't agree upon.
Well there is some truth to that.
But it's much more significant than just a normal political fight right this is about the future of our country -- standard of living -- that Americans can enjoy today and whether or not there is an American dream.
To be live by our kids and grandkids right.
You're exactly right the government will totally disillusioned generations of young people.
If it if it spends today and makes those generations some of them not even born yet pay for the spending before -- let you -- senator pretty soon.
Every member of the congress will be forced to vote yes or no on a very simple question -- the government be permitted to raise the debt limit.
-- be permitted to borrow more money.
-- senator Moran of Kansas vote against that.
I will and -- there is dramatic significant change in the amount of money we spend.
And in the structure by which we spend that money into the future this can't be a mandate it's got to be a structural change that -- in congress today.
And for generations to come got it senator Jerry and I -- Republican -- a pleasure meeting you sir thanks for joining us on the show.
My pleasure sir thank you.
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