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-- in the sport now in new York and after running for months against so called establishment politicians the tea -- movement.
Showed it's a formidable force in Washington so -- 31 Tea Party backed candidates.
Have won their respective contests with several still locked in undecided races but it remains to be seen how the Tea Party message translates into progress in Washington.
-- movement organizers and they.
Agree and it's a number of different movements have expressed resistance to any kind of compromise in the core principles namely fewer taxes lowered debt smaller government.
And senator elect Rand Paul of Kentucky has already said.
That they'll create -- Tea Party caucus to challenge both parties.
Joining us now congressman elect Jon Runyan.
He's an offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles -- was -- the chargers last season.
The local tea parties backed him in the New Jersey third district race congressman how does that sound.
It's definitely a different title on grass -- a wrap your arms from at this point I'm guessing it is you come in from New Jersey and you gotta go to Washington.
Anyone that you wanna cut spending -- you wanna cut taxes way to get cut first what you cut.
Well I think ultimately you know what what we're seeing happen right now.
What is the -- what are we gonna do with the current tax rates which is not in my hands with your -- 111 congress so we're gonna have to see what they do there because ultimately.
And this economy reasons -- found anybody isn't gonna help them so.
-- -- to solve that problem but -- -- spending as a huge part of the word we keep digging a deeper and deeper and deeper hole.
It comes down to budget and you can't spend money you don't have been going on -- that road it's just affecting our children our grandchildren future.
No doubt most of the money goes to entitlements social security and Medicare which one of those you gonna cut in half.
We're gonna -- either 100 wait now I have a cousin right now and I'm not if you don't cut Social Security or cut.
Or cut Medicare in some way you can't make up this deficit the numbers don't add up it's not possible.
Well there's plumbing of all the things out there that you can really take a look at.
You know we'll call today budget and we cut entitlements can't do this can't be done -- -- -- -- -- of the -- and -- -- Budget when you get your budget back home you have a list of priorities and social security and Medicare has to be up there -- top.
There's a lot of things some of her bottom we really need to look at expressing a hard time because those are a lot of promises we've made and we have to fulfill.
Well we we did but see that's the problem if if you're gonna cut taxes.
You have to cut the big spending.
If you don't if you gonna cut the taxes and don't cut the big spending it just keeps going downhill and that's what all of the rhetoric sounds great who's not -- agree you can't spend money you don't have -- Every -- America included in this -- -- -- your credit card bills over the top Max out I think it.
But but you that you got that you got to do real cuts and nobody wants to talk about specific -- but -- let's get elected them.
Well book I think all thought -- -- you as you do it through this.
What really frustrates me and why really got involved in the process you -- people talking about.
You know waste and fraud and all it's only a million -- million there.
If if you really went through every department of the government how many millions billions of dollars would be there and also you know you know.
All the money was spent on you know fervor with research projects and all that typist like a lot of Arab vote over a large -- We've talked about you know indoor -- forced an Iowa studying.
You know maybe tendencies of fruit flies stuff like that right -- -- Yeah -- nearly 13 one billionth.
11 billion of the problem the problem is and what already but overall a bottle of Omar is gone with congressman but baby boomers are coming up.
And and they got to get their social security and they're gonna have to have their Medicare.
We don't have the money if you don't either raise the retirement age.
Or cut the expenditures.
This problem won't be solved and that's it that's a challenge not a wall in.
Well I wish her the best of -- think today we needed fixed.
Well we doing there and it's not going to be anything let them.
-- it's going to be a lot of digging through some.
Some deep deep numbers that a lot of people don't want America but I've always approach that we've made them promises we will do everything we -- -- pulled.
All right well I sure wish you all the best congressman elect -- congratulations and we'll see in Washington.
Thank you very --
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