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What you say give and take do you really.
Do you believe in -- strongly that there will be -- ticket into the day where do you think that politics who will rule because.
I'd imagine they're some people who just don't want to have the president reelected so they're gonna credit.
Not have him you know succeed on on any front I don't know if that -- Rest well our captioning that's what the president the the minority whip in the in the the senate has stated explicitly that that he's had his number one goal is to be -- -- did he President Obama so it's not a -- thing to say at all.
No it's not far fetched at all you're completely right on I think on our side of Pennsylvania Avenue.
We walk -- more willing to negotiate the president the current budget -- 61 billion dollars worth of spending he's willing to give and take sadly you know John Boehner and his colleagues are willing to do the same.
The president's political negotiation table he sent his top negotiator Joe Biden over to the -- over to the congress.
To create some sort of agreement so that we can work on getting a budget that would actually not only invest in America's future and win America's future would also.
Are you know create spending cuts that would be prequel that will be no please you -- house Republicans and senate Republicans and sadly.
You know we have -- set we have cut we have senators like Jeff Sessions were not willing to work with -- -- work with -- gang of five we have Tom Coburn.
Who says he's not working with the gang of five all we have John Maine oh we have Derek Anderson -- -- non starter for him so you just see that there's a disparity that we're willing to work together to create real bipartisan solutions.
And they're just not well then I I.
You know -- it's not clear to me you know we we're we're in agreement -- on most issues here.
It's still frankly is not clear to me because of the president has not done a good enough job in articulating what his leadership position is.
That they're the kinds of cuts you're talking about -- our minor.
They're not impressive they're nothing nothing nothing like what we need to accomplish in this country to really -- -- our fiscal house in order.
So I think it's slightly disingenuous to say -- the Democrats are willing to negotiate in the Republicans aren't.
Did that -- if you're President Obama wanted to lead on this he could he can come out tomorrow and say you know what I'm gonna support I'm gonna support rolling back.
The retirement age for Social Security by two years for people under fifty.
That's by itself would make a huge difference in it would send a signal that he's really serious about putting things that are painful on the table they're gonna really help this -- if you lose and -- in my opinion if you were great president on these kinds of domestic issues he would be showing -- kind of leadership which so far he hasn't.
This is -- this is our disagree.
The president -- title leadership -- instructed Secretary Gates to cut a hundred billion dollars from the defense budget.
Battles are painful cuts the fact that we're cutting -- -- where did where it is -- would decrease in the size of our defense Defense Department that's a painful -- out of the president's been willing to make.
On top of that the president to look a little put aside a lot of the programs that he said he was gonna come in to do.
-- in order to you know make cuts that are gonna really help our country grow so I don't I think he's been willing to make painful cuts on top of that the president said he's willing to roll back.
The bush tax cuts for the top 2% of Americans love those -- -- was an American some of the president.
Donors on the people paid to the president in 2000 and in his -- to say we have to raise your taxes because it has to be a shared sacrifice it can't just be a sacrifice on the middle class because -- -- -- -- -- the working class it has to be sacrificed at a spread across the board.
And the president has been very clear that everybody has to make a sacrifice and he's showed that I just sadly I just don't feel as though the Republicans are willing to make -- the house Republicans are willing to make of those type of painful cuts.
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