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Meanwhile House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan yesterday unveiled the GOP's budget proposal that would trim.
Six point two trillion dollars from president Obama's own budget plans.
Right does it by taking on entitlement spending but the Democrats.
Already calling -- an attack on senior citizens and congress and Paul Ryan joins us live this morning.
For more on his -- according to congressman a good morning -- -- -- -- Steve Brian -- one word answer so I can't imagine the amount of work and time that went into the path to prosperity -- -- not only crunching all the numbers but writing an all out and then.
Putting together that videotape so let's take a look initially at the spending cuts that -- proposing over ten years six point two.
From the president's budget are you surprised at the reaction you received.
No I'm not coming violates.
Knew that if you put bold reforms like this out there you gonna have the kind of partisan demagoguery that's what it has basically prevented.
Political leaders in the past from taking on these challenges because they're afraid.
But the other party can -- -- -- a political weapon against them and nothing gets done in Washington so look we can't keep doing that in this country we we just gotta stop spending money we don't have.
We can't keep bringing budgets out with all these budget gimmicks of these accounting tricks we got to be honest the people.
About our fiscal problems we gonna take the money now he's so much better for all of us if we address these problems today.
Because it's going to be very very ugly kinds of reforms if we kick the can down the road and the point I'm making -- seniors -- this guarantees seniors they get the benefits coming to them.
But the -- lies the retirement around nobody above 55 is affected in fact this make sure that their benefits can be paid.
And then we reform these programs so that -- -- were saving Medicare were saving Medicaid.
And we're getting the debt paid off.
And the key is we have to get economic growth and job creation.
So this plan also has that and that's if you go to our website you can read at all and in the past -- only caught a path to prosperity -- you kick the can on the road.
Then it's an ugly debt crisis of interest rating treats -- tax -- -- all of those ugly things we don't wanna get that and so congressman let's say let's say I'm 65 years old and I'm on Medicare Medicaid.
How's it gonna impact me because we've heard that you would like to turn it over to the state since this state governors in some cases and turn it into a blocker.
People don't know what that means what does it mean that date so -- aromatic and nothing changes if you're 55 and about nothing changes -- Medicare stays exactly as it is today.
-- here in Medicaid and nursing home.
The states already run that program and the federal government just gives it some financing.
But the problem is the federal government for for the non nursing home program has so many strings.
-- so hard for the states of properly administer Medicaid and as a consequence.
Most doctors don't even take Medicaid patients because everytime a Medicaid patient wants a doctor office.
They lose money -- so we don't wanna give people a second class health -- and Medicaid so we wanna give governors of -- has lots of letters asking for freedom.
So they can customize Medicaid to meet the needs of their particular populations and as we do.
You know I just -- I just give you so it's sort of issue is whether this is under percent accepted or rejected this is cutting edge it's making people.
-- revisit the same things that would be revisiting.
Paranoia which we have to pay attention to Jay -- speaking for the president says this.
Any program -- plan that reduces our deficit must reflect American values of fairness and shared sacrifice.
Ryan's plan fails this it cuts taxes for millionaires to special interest while playing -- -- putting a greater burden on seniors.
Families struggling with -- with children's disabilities.
And students to account on pell grants your reaction.
Well first of all we actually save the safety net we make it we repair the social safety net.
I went from the taxes we get rid of all these loopholes and deductions would tell them what what mostly -- people use them or lowering tax rates as a consequence.
To get economic growth in this country look the president's budget.
Probably bragging about that.
President's budget doubles the debt in the first in his first term triples the debt by the end of his.
Ten year window the president is calling for another one point five trillion in extra tax increases.
He's getting thirteen trillion dollars of the debt under the president's budget.
He's proposing more debt accumulate under his budget -- -- all prior 43 presidents combined.
Proven he is accelerating -- forty debt crisis.
We are putting out a different point yes we are cutting spending we can't keep spending money we don't have -- and this is a plan to literally pay off the national that I -- -- I'm a father of three.
Mightn't get and I have three be -- kids are 67 or nine years old.
I do not want to give my children a lower standard of living but we know we're doing that if we don't fix these things through this pays off the debt I wanna give our kids a debt free nation every.
Every generation America is not the next generation better off we've always done that in this country this will be the first one that won't if we don't fix this problem.
That's part of the American dream that might be broken.
A congressman Brian I need to bring you to this because it's breaking news right now and -- probably -- this before we do but speaker of the house Boehner has just announced that there will be no meeting today.
With the president to discuss the current budget amazingly were still discussing not even know where in April of 2011 we don't have this year is by right settled.
What is your reaction to that.
Well I heard about it this morning but that the reason we're having this problem is because the Democrats and pass -- budget last year here and in the senate has yet to pass a bill to prevent a government shut down.
As of tomorrow or today we will pass three bills to prevent a government shutdown but we also want to cut spending look we can't keep.
Last year the president raised spending on government agencies between 4% across the board and an 84% when he and the stimulus into it.
We can't keep giving government agencies.
Double and triple digit spending increases like the president did last year he's trying to hang on -- the spending gains were trying to get rid of -- spending gains because we've got to always.
What would you vote with the current number.
The 33 -- I don't even know the current number it's of this these negotiations going I don't want to undercut John Boehner and his negotiations.
-- much savings as possible and get some think tens of millions of dollars but I'm putting out a budget plan and we're bringing the committee today.
To save trillions of dollars so we can give our children a debt free nation and get this economy growing again.
Well it is a very big proposal let's see what happens congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin sir thank you very much.
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