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Back provided by senator Bernie Sanders -- Vermont -- -- the senator thank you so much it went on the program.
Are you prepared to filibuster the deal that Obama talked about yesterday.
Well we'll do everything that I tend to the people I think it is a deal and I think we can do a -- -- a lot better -- the -- academic -- happened.
Cause what we're look at it right now is for the -- in the country of the thirteen and a half trillion dollar national that.
At a time in the middle class is collapsing in the gap between the very very rich and everybody else is going -- -- Today the top 1% urged people read it happens of the -- -- that's more on the bottom 50%.
These guys on the top do not need hundreds of billions of dollars in tax -- -- Based on what I have seen right now if you -- somebody whose work.
Thirty or forty million dollar not possible -- hundreds of miles from rebels a year in tax breaks.
Yeah I agree with him but without a filibuster proof majority and with the Republicans coming into the house to -- -- over in January.
How can you stop that from -- We can stop it it is still -- -- the American people to tell at least a handful.
Well Republicans would take a look at briefly nobody how concerned about the deficit and the national -- well if they wanna be honest about it believe.
And equally honest about it and they shouldn't be voting to greatly expand the national that in order give tax breaks for the -- -- people in this country.
To be pragmatic to be realistic there's -- Should be pragmatic and realistic if you wanna be pragmatic and realistic deflate -- -- the way to his we can't change what are you believe.
To be pragmatic and realistic it took -- to -- American people.
Demand that they put pressure on members of the -- we've had not so in the I think every -- but I have seen.
Thinks that tells me but the American people do not think billion as the tax breaks the tribal the national that an -- -- -- -- -- taxes.
-- directed CBS ball I think 53% who -- would not want those tax breaks for the rich but.
How do we get there from -- -- it what -- is the road to get there is assuming Republicans are intransigent as they're known to be.
Will not change -- mind have an incoming majority in the house.
Certainly hope you are certainly toppling the -- -- in Traficant.
I -- possibly look like little -- We always -- and they don't.
Well if you don't look Republicans aren't -- of the good about that you'll also and the Caribbean trip to the future they went about because they all -- -- We are in the world of politics completely of any democratic society so what is -- -- the bulk of what your site.
The capital audience spoke wildly the American people put -- of people warrant trying to advocate or believe -- tax breaks to believe you have.
Well -- just a few minutes ago actually was on the floor introducing an amendment we won 5347.
But we can't get the book you know what to do want.
To provide 18150.
Dollar -- -- seniors and disabled veterans.
This year -- not gonna get a call.
58 million of them.
I think it right.
They do in Albany were both like -- from the Republicans.
So if I can't get 250 dollar one time for a -- -- But they wanted to have hundreds about the -- a year in tax breaks.
To millionaires and billionaires.
But we have got to do.
Is wildly the American people in opposition but if you concede the point that he does well there intrepid book -- return to get we continue to look like okay well.
That's a dynamic.
But let's say you get to the end of the year the session ends you get to the next year with a new congress.
There's still no deal there's still no willingness on the part of the other side to compromise on any way shape or form what do you do them.
Well I think what you do an issue continue to work to develop the pressure.
But against them to make a political party that they are prepared to give tax breaks that the -- that -- -- very wealthiest people and hold off that.
A middle class electric but 98% of -- people.
They're they're prepared to hold two million unemployed workers hostage they've got to pay a political -- we -- -- a democracy what they are doing it not representing the best.
Which -- would you let them expire for everybody than.
For the purpose of -- you know.
-- talk about that right now you've got at least.
Three weeks before that happens and our goal right now is wildly the American people get this very very.
-- you think the deal was made to sound.
Well no question about that.
You total them up -- you well you follow -- spoke -- -- It is not uncommon around here I mean you know Health Care Reform with step by Christmas you you know.
Something's spoke to the extent they're not.
Unfortunately -- I'm not defending -- about what happens it's game trip around the but that we put the president and let's speak we have definitely built have to retire what -- and -- the president could negotiated that you want.
You don't have a vote -- -- fight it later on.
It has -- to the senate it is up -- the -- -- what the president did was put actual -- was not equal with the agreement.
As -- -- election poses Democrats get the better deal clearly gonna 120 billion payroll tax cuts forty billion dollar refundable tax credits.
The child tax credit billions and unemployment insurance on and on many thinks the Democrats got the veteran this.
Electric integral part of the market were very much evidence of card -- but let's talk about 440 billion dollars into it -- -- -- ordeal that was originally.
-- but you know.
It was isn't a specific group specific -- not what -- you know yeah well yeah.
You can either it's what people don't like social it will immediately -- 120 -- of comic book if anybody being -- -- From the Social Security trust and we create what the committee of the current social security and Medicare purposely about that they think it that they'll put Social Security for the purpose blog -- beginning to -- -- Large sums of money away from Social Security in order to get there -- people reduction in the payroll tax.
So I think preferable if you do this one Euro which is what it's about do you think that after -- year -- The Republicans all while.
Are well that that concerns me what happens in two years from now after this deal is up.
And you have a presidential election and I think the -- -- the White House was we can then -- the Republicans they look they caused these deficits because they wouldn't agree.
Republicans say that the Democrats waterways -- actually we're doing away with the spiral -- right.
They're able to and and what you're doing is putting substantially in the about what in the amount of revenue.
Dedicated to the Social Security trust what this is what the Republicans the people want the short social -- -- a model.
How much support do you have to your position in the senate right now -- -- With the -- newspaper or Europe while caucus but I didn't.
You know been the Santiago -- enthusiastic about the president of player and people -- treat it some don't wanna change to monitor what you thought of.
Does this hurt him politically Yemeni Harold is going to be outflanked on the left him might be -- can -- it might be -- some an opposing him in a 2012 is this a problem for the president politically.
With the left.
Well I think -- the problems.
But it's a problem for the president will all of the American people but look actual I don't watch what should people be able to build better.
But -- to a question but keep these people of the country is the president saying we will -- -- you know we are we are gonna turn away from the bush.
Economic policy which was what was left which was.
We are not -- reward.
The wealthiest people of country and in the gonna -- but while we have to get our experts don't have a the president made it clear he doesn't agree with that he felt people sport but.
But I think that when -- probably -- -- majority of people on your site you -- and you despite and you fight.
And if the Republicans want -- explain to everybody in the country.
Why they should vote against 250.
Dollar check for disabled veteran but they wanna get millions of dollars.
Probably because people of country in talks with the let them know that's a good fight perhaps the second point I would make outlook in the -- all of -- if anybody thinks.
That the Republicans if they widow when this and it and it and and accept the and and the president and and Republican proposal.
What equipment to launch if you think that two months -- now they're not going to be back -- my goodness of the national debt has risen.
And we don't fool of course -- -- pocket -- I want palpable why do you think it's.
Why do you think the actual battle -- on the George Bush.
It was still one -- we won't -- those tax breaks for the rich people Wall Street bail out of Medicare part.
Spiritual the national that.
And and the at all we're gonna pivotal -- we're gonna have to cut back on Social Security Medicare Medicaid.
Programs to try literally throw -- education except for attempt.
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