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But we are talking here about spending reductions.
There will be no tax increases in connection with -- -- up to.
A growing viewers vote for your -- online the Friday lightning round this week the winner was as you can hear there the debt ceiling.
52% of the vote we're back with our panel that vote is coming up -- and the Treasury Secretary says the limit will be August now.
Where are we do you think on Capitol Hill and has the tide changed as far as the debt ceiling vote.
Well what you're finding is more and more resistance among rank and file Republicans to the idea that this is a must pass item.
And I think that's that's increasingly becoming a challenge for the leadership but I also was intrigued by.
Mitch McConnell deciding ten.
Step up to this because Mitch McConnell is among anything.
With many things that at heart a legislator and he has often said that he really thinks that times have divided government are times when you can actually get big things done so the fact that he wants.
Entitlement reform on the table as part of this.
I think says a -- -- Republicans don't want to raise that -- of course they will in the end the question is what we get in return for doing that.
And the further question Anderson they're gonna get cuts when will those cuts take place Republican leadership -- -- -- to offset the raised by.
The same amount in cuts but listen carefully to win those cuts take place if they take place in the next year -- significant.
If they're phased in over the next ten years they're not significant.
That's the -- But do Republicans now feel more ball they feel emboldened by the current environment absolutely and the poll -- showing.
That right I think almost half of Americans don't want to raise it under any circumstances whatsoever.
Cuts are not I think really strategies and the Republicans -- So there there is nothing in public opinion that would support a democratic idea of a clean bill I think Tucker is right what McConnell wants to get.
Cuts in the next year -- two which will lower the baseline in future years.
And will be real cuts essentially repeated UPS fear if the baseline is lower.
And he doesn't want how -- you cuts because any congress in the future would be able to overturn that.
Next up we said -- presidential candidate talk was over but I do wanna focus on Ron Paul's announcement making official today.
He obviously was at the debate in South Carolina and he gets a lot of attention Charles.
When you watch Jimmy has -- irresistible oddball charm.
But and he's an important figure because -- retailing news and as of very important strain.
And our politics in our history but he's not -- serious presidential candidate.
Because libertarian -- is not a governing ideology what's to abolish.
The Federal Reserve FEMA he's against them that the killing Osama bin Laden for reasons I'm not sure -- -- shares of international law.
It's got these kind of kooky ideas which you cannot have an impressive.
He master Charles.
Here it is it is as much as as Ron Paul does have a very enthusiastic.
It is hard to imagine somebody winning a Republican primary who is against the war in Afghanistan and who is for the legalization of heroin.
Tucker he will say that a lot of the things he's been talking about since the seventies.
People are now talking about one in and in fact some of his warnings turned out to be true I would say in it and it's further true that Ron Paul and the strain of wood chairs in -- presents has.
Greatly influence the Republican Party in fact in mainstream America.
I would say unfortunately some sympathetic to what it is he espouses.
It's completely on helpful when he says things as he did the other day like we should have consulted Pakistan before killing.
Osama bin Laden I think that.
Him is as a political figure and and I -- with with sadness.
So house race coming up in just a matter of days this is the -- two fill former Chris Lee representative Chris Lee who resigned.
And this is a battle Tucker what about this and the Republican Jane Corwin and -- -- the Democrat.
Well well I think I think quotas and impressive candidate and I think she can win mistress -- had been some missteps as you know I think we've been reported on the show I'm watching Jack Davis who is the self described Tea Party candidate.
Who it who I think without question is gonna take votes away from the Republican.
Jack Davis it turns out has run for congress three times -- four as a Democrat.
Endorsed Barack Obama in last cycles presidential election I think there's a lot of evidence that he's a phony Tea Party candidate not clear how we got on the ballot was backing him.
But if she loses it'll be -- to him.
-- is lot of money going into this race.
And the Democrats have had a pretty.
Good streak of winning -- special elections over the last three years -- even and a heavily Republican district and an even in when they don't necessarily reflecting sort of next cycles.
Regular elections but the Democrats have become very good -- -- -- winning these special elections and that it's not at all surprising that.
They focused on this one and that they turn that end of a competitive race jobs.
If it's Larson will be because of Davis and a Democrat -- masquerading as a Tea Party guy.
He's got a quarter of the vote -- the last hole.
You take it away where it would be in the Republican camp Republicans would win easily but there's one other handicap at the Republican has.
She's having trouble defending.
The -- proposal on Medicare it's not easy to do but it can be done I think it's defensible I think infected some excellent idea but you've got to be flew within minutes.
You've got to be -- on your feet and you have to know your from your stuff.
If you fumble on that you know --
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