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-- -- FOX & Friends things are set to get under way on Capitol Hill put -- sentence big vote on health care reform and about 45.
But the Democrats still have to hold outs -- get the magic number of sixty.
-- all said and done.
We're joined by senator Judd Gregg who is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee good morning senator -- Where else.
-- it seems as though Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is leaning towards voting yes for this cloture.
Vote is beginning to make it seems is so blanch Lincoln is the one at all eyes are on now and she's in a pickle.
She says no Democrats on this evening quite disappointed with her.
If he says yes your home state of Arkansas may be disappointed with a what's gonna do.
-- I can't speak for plan she's an ally Carolina she's a very good senator.
But she's been a tough place listen listen that we're firing real real bullets out the other theater in the hyperbole is over this is a this is a bill that is gonna have a massive impact on America spends 2.5 trillion dollars less fully implemented it well.
Greatly expand the role the government -- health care basically government will be involved in every decision making health care.
It will end up in my opinion movie is down the -- towards a single Payer system and it's going to are significantly cut.
Medicare and raise taxes in order to fund a brand new entitlement.
When I can't afford the entitlements we have so it's fiscally irresponsible self it is it.
If this is this is probably one of the most significant piece of legislation overseas of -- snow tonight is an important vote.
Five senator wanted things people like must use your ability to us speak your mind.
Your ability to shoot from the hip to be honest with people so pointless and pull the curtain back on what's happening right there right now because.
We don't know but being there at the capitol what is it like what is the sense that you're getting the things you're hearing in the hallways do you think this is gonna happen tonight.
Will we get the sixty votes.
I would be surprised if they didn't -- know and this is a motion to proceed sort can be debated and presented as a as a procedural vote but it really isn't this isn't this is me.
We shouldn't every able stays generally in on 97% of the bills -- go through motion to proceed and pass -- motion to proceed become law.
So that we're not kidding around here than this if this thing passes tonight.
It's on a very fast track of close to passing.
Completely in the Senate and so.
This is pretty big stuff to be voting on in I don't think anybody should -- all we're just get this is just a -- to go and debate the bill no it's not this is a vote about whether or not you wanna fundamentally change.
The way health care is delivered in this country in a way.
Which massively expand the size of government the role of government and significantly increases the tax burden especially a small businesses and change can cut Medicare by dramatic amount of money Texas over trillion dollars us fully phased in Medicare cuts.
Yes the -- doesn't want to make Atticus sure I'm ready if they do get this vote to.
Begin mid debate there are still some major sticking points in this bill that would have to reconcile namely abortion and the public option.
Yes no question there's still some very big issues that we'll have to be addressed and we as Republicans and offer a whole series amendments which we think.
In a step by step basis -- significantly improve healthcare for you will offer an amendment on.
Ending abusive losses which is not in this bill and would save 54 billion dollars according to CBO but it's not in the -- -- -- trial lawyers who -- in the room when the bill is passed yeah offer another amendment job.
To give employers a better opportunity to reward you with -- cash.
Cash if you have a healthy lifestyle like stopping smoking that's not in the bill because the unions didn't want it and there things like that which we think we'll improve delivery of healthcare.
In this country so yes there are still going to be a lot of amendments but this is.
I believe bill should be stopped right now so we can sit down and do the good things as verses you set off on a path which will -- -- -- this massive expansion government.
All right senator Judd Gregg we appreciate you talk with us this morning before heading for a -- few days.
Give us Boston mideast real car blow to -- senator's office.
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