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lee of taxes talked about the two-year budget deal -- of texas talked about the two-year budget deal. ♪ morning on this thursday, october 20 9, 2015. -- october 20 9, 2015. the don of the ryan-euro. two hundred republicans voted yesterday for the republican to become the next speaker. 43 voted for daniel webster. the house will both this morning to confirm that mr. ryan is john boehner's successor. in politico, sweeping budget bill is passed in the house. it passed 266-100 67.
70 nine republicans joined 187 democrats to pass the deal. times" washington candidates sharpened their attacks and blasted the media. that is where we will begin. your takeaways from last night's gop debate. republicans, (202) 748-8001. , andrats, (202) 748-8000 independence, (202) 748-8002. you can also tweet us http://twitter.com/cspanwj, or facebook or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. "politico" you a takeaway. they say the moderated debate was sloppy, but offered the greatest clarity to date about the direction of the race.
marking the emergence of marco rubio and ted cruz as upper tier candidates, along with donald trump and ben carson. it will be remembered as the night the jeb bush 2016 death ch began. you can suffer public doubts of your donors, brave the indignity a face staff salary, or plant about the news of the cool things you could be doing if you were relieved of the burden of having to rescue the free world from your party's right wing, but you cannot do those things and lay an egg in the most of your career. he was missed and tentative. he did not have the other candidates who had less to lose. marco rubio, this energy from florida, they say the 44-year-old won, inching up in the polls and skyrocketing in
the political prediction market. he became a target, and turned the debate with impressive speed and steadiness. look at this exchange between jeb bush and marco rubio. [video clip] sentinel" said rubio should design and not rip us off. when fortis ensued to washington to do a job, you are click you hate your job, do you? >> i read that with great amusement. it is evidence of the bias in the american media. >> do you hate your job? >> let me ask you a question. democrat,ob graham, a ran for president missing 30% of the votes. i do not recall them calling for his resignation. in 2004, john kerry ran for president missing 60% to 70% of his votes. the sun sentinel endorsed him. barack obama missed his votes,
and the same endorsement came from that newspaper. this is a double standard of the media and the conservative party. up?an i bring something i am a constituent of the senator. i expected he would do constituent service, meaning he would show up to work. he was endorsed by the sun sentinel because he is talented and a gifted politician. when you signed up for this this was a six-near-term. literally, the senate is a french work week, you have three days to show up. you can campaign or resigned to let someone take the job. there are a lot of people living paycheck to paycheck in florida looking for a senator to fight for them every day. >> over the last few weeks i've listened to jeb who says you are modeling your campaign
after john mccain. do you know how many votes john havingmissed when he was that come back? i don't remember you complaining about john mccain's vote record. the only reason you're doing it is because of we are running for the same position, and someone convinced you that attacking the will help you. host: we are getting your thoughts. the takeaways? steve, a democrat in philadelphia. good morning. the only one really qualified, i'm a democrat, and the only one i feel that will beat hillary clinton, i would rather see it be governor john kasich. he has a proven record. he is the sanest person of their. debt tohis state from plus. chris christie, he is not a viable candidate. horrible. all of the rest of them are not
fit to be president. if we were to have a republican president, i would rather see it be governor kasich. see him run the country and the economy. chris christie, his record is dead. new jersey, hurricane sandy, people are still waiting for housing. -- he is not diplomatic. he is very forceful. he is not right for the job. in silver spring, maryland. caller: my takeaway last night -- finally, the candidates are realizing that the mainstream media is not their friend. that the mainstream media is part of the democratic party.
for years, for years rush limbaugh has told us over and over again that the mainstream media is a part of the democrat party. it is a good day that the candidates pointed this out last night. it shows me that some of the candidates are definitely listening to rush limbaugh. host: do you think the question from the moderators -- the questions from the moderators were fair? what was it about the questions for you as a republican? petty: the questions were . they were trying to get the candidates to fight each other. fortunately, again, the candidates listened to what rush had to say, and they went after the mainstream media.
that is what i loved about it last night. host: let show the moment that got the most attention on twitter. that is what senator ted cruz, the republican from texas, said about the questioning from the moderators of cnbc. [video clip] republicans and democrats in the white house will strike a compromise raising the debt limit, avoid a government shutdown, and it is your opposition show that you are not the kind of problem solver that american voters want? >> let me say something at the outset. the questions that have been asks so far illustrate why the american people do not trust the media. [applause] >> this is not a cage match. question,k at the donald trump, are you a comic book villain? n carson, can you do math? marco rubio, why don't you
resign? how about talking about the substantive issues? [applause] yet teary finished, the contrast of the democratic debate, where every question from the media was -- which of you is more handsome, and why? let me be clear -- >> you have 30 seconds left to answer should you choose to do so. >> let me be clear, the men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the democratic debate. that reflected a debate between the bolsheviks and the mensheviks. nobody watching it home believes that any of the moderators had any intention of voting in a republican primary. shouldstions being asked
not be trying to get people to tear into each other, it should be what are your substantive -- host: senator ted cruz exchanging with the cnbc moderators. politico, it was this. republicans are getting tired of the dissection of their establishment and outsider wings. why not single out a universally detested target to get the band back together? your takeaways? you are on the air. caller: i would like to see them start debating democrats and republicans on the same stage. otherdebating each instead of the intraparty debates. let's have intraparty debates , eliminate the moderators. just have the candidates ask questions of each other.
the lincoln douglas debates of years ago. host: last night was the third debate, there are five more for the republicans. beverly, a democrat. you are on the air. what are your takeaways? caller: i didn't like the way they debated. the way that they want after marco rubio, i didn't think that was right. did this to obama, too. the american people are seeing the stupid stuff they say on tv -- the media says on tv. like the man said, why don't they debate the democrats and republicans so we can find out something. we are not finding out anything in the world. host: you're not learning anything from the debates? caller: nothing. all we learn is a bunch of garbage. you did it to obama. now people see it because you
are doing it to the republicans. it is bad, really bad. i am a minority. it is really bad. y'all have to stop it. for the country, if nothing else. have a good day. host: tampa, florida. independent. caller: i agree with the last caller. .enator cruz is right i saw it when fox news did it. when cnn did it, and last night. they're not going for the issues. they are going for a rumble in the jungle. they want each party to go after each other. personnt each individual to go after the next. the american people are sick of it. the media is out of line. you have the democrats, who have the liberal media. you have the republicans with the right media. no one is watching out for the american people.
we are fed up with it. this is why outsiders are doing so well. we will take each person from each party, and get them out, if they are not willing to do the job for the american people. it is time for them to grow up and stop throwing spitballs. serious issue. our country is in trouble. we don't know who's coming to our borders. isis is on the move. the middle east is a mess. with all due respect to the office of the president, we have an incompetent president. has beenratic party running amok on the american people, digging into our pocketbooks. no one is watching out for the middle class, whororow and do their job. thank you. host: disappointment from the callers, with the way the moderators handled the debate.
they complained with the republican national committee that sets up the parameters for the debate. afterwards, the rnc chied said chief said cnbc should be ashamed. he wrote that we are able to have a dynamic exchange about solutions for a prosperous future. i will fight that future debates will allow for a more robust exchange. cnbc should be ashamed of how the debate was handled. good morning. caller: good morning. -- some of these should be limited. i believe that marco rubio, possibly, had his birth certificate fixed. host: where did you hear that? caller: i believe that a cuban
president is not fit for america. host: let's move on. a reporter tweeted that the cnbc spokesperson responded to the criticism from the gop is saying that people who want to be president of the united states should be able to answer tough questions. an independent from ohio. good morning. caller: i would like to talk about governor kasich. i live in ohio. he is putting other people down. what he does in ohio is not correct. added are nots private sector jobs. we have businesses closing all over ohio. their need to do homework. he stands up there and puts everyone down, he lies. he is afraid that someone is going to get in there and stop a
lot of the major lobbyists. he is all about lobbyists. the citigroup business is what he is living off. he has them in his back pocket. that is why he has been in new hampshire. one of his biggest backers is there. the citigroup business. he would be out of the race with the points that he has if it was not for his big pharmaceutical backers. people need to do their homework on this man, or we will have another barack obama on our hands. at how much look time each candidate spoke in last night's debate. this is from npr. the gop debate clock. carly fiorina spoke the most with 10 minutes 42 seconds, followed by marco rubio, then .ohn kasich, and donald trump coming in fourth with nine minutes 26 seconds. chris christie getting a little
over 8 minutes. mike huckabee getting almost eight minutes himself. seven minutes, 39 seconds. you can see the debate clock from last night. a politico piece on the takeaways saying that donald trump appeared to be a bit player. he did not get as much time. betweenthis exchange donald trump and one of the moderators about what he had to say about mark zuckerberg and immigration. [video clip] critical ofbeen mark zuckerberg who wanted to increase the number of -- >> i was not at all critical. frankly, he is complaining about the fact we are losing some of the most talented people. they go to harvard, yield, princeton. they come from another country, and are sent out. i'm in favor of keeping these talented people so they can work in silicon valley. i'm not being critical.
>> where did i come up with this? >> i don't know, you people write this stuff. [laughter] host: we are getting your takeaways from the gop debate, the third for the candidates to square off in boulder, colorado. there are five more to go. you are up next. caller: good morning, greta. how are you? i never thought i would agree with senator rubio. never. i agree with him 100% on how the media questions the candidates in a liberal and conservative debates. i see the cooperations on the bedia outlets creating dum questions instead of getting into things that americans are concerned about. we could go back
to the 1960's when politicians and the media were objective and honest. when people respected the media and politicians. we have to get the corporate people out of politics some kind of way. host: when you say corporate, are you talking about folksising dollars that like cnn, fox, that they can't for the debate? caller: both on the liberal and conservative side, you have corporate interests with specific agendas. they control both sides. what i am seeing is just like in germany. the influx of propaganda that is trying to sway people's opinions. people are too smart. they can see through it. we have got to find a way to get back to common sense in our government. thank you, ma'am. host: let me read from
yesterday's new york times is no section. cnbc, hadthe network, been asking for, and in some $250,000 forng, 32nd commercial spots during the debate. oft is according to one their executives. that exceeds what they normally ask for in primetime hours. an arizona republican. good morning. caller: hello. i am concerned about everybody's willg all the candidates do this and that. none of them ever do it. we have too many republicans and too many democrats running for the presidential office. too many democrats? there are three. caller: oh, well too many
republicans. host: do think some should get out of the race? think everyone is promising us everything. the candidates do it every time. they promise us they will this, cut taxes, and they never do anything they promise. host: you watched last night's debate in prime time. there was also a debate with 4 other candidates that took place earlier. the candidates that are not getting as much a traction in the polls. a democrat in maryland. good morning, thomas. you are on the air, what are your takeaways? caller: hello. i to complain about the news media, the republicans have been dominating the news media. they are always on the news. getting hardm
questions, they are whining about stuff like this. hillary clinton handled herself on the hill was some of the toughest questions i have seen. they would never have answered those questions. that is my comment. thank you. host: fred, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i really appreciate what c-span does. i did know if you saw the john oliver segment where he talked about the people on c-span. host: of course. caller: i missed the gop debate, but i caught the cnn headlines. message of the gop seemed to be the corporate media, which i think was reflected on cnn. they did not even mention rand paul -- is he still running for president? host: yes, he was there last night.
caller: ok. the media didn't talk about those guys, or any issues. after agree with republicans the they talk about mainstream media, and what they have to say about politics in general. to really hoping that we get see an outbreak and the republican debate, as well as more democratic debate about the corporate control of the media, and the messaging in general. host: rand paul was there, and he talked about the budget deal passed in the house yesterday. it will be taken up in the senate in the coming days, and he is promising to filibuster. let's talk about capitol hill this morning. behind closed doors, was elected by his fellow members to be the next speaker. the nomination will now go to the floor this morning. that will be the formal vote, a , where each member
will shout out who they want for speaker. republicans, 40 voted for daniel webster, the former the florida state house. the headline says that ryan will be formally elected to succeed outgoing speaker john boehner in a vote on thursday morning. they are thanking his fellow lawmakers. ryan said his nomination begins a new day. listen to what he had to say. [video clip] in the begins a new day house of representatives. john boehner served with humility and distinction. we own him a debt of gratitude. tomorrow, we are turning the page. we're not going to have a house that looks like it has looked for the last few years.
we are going to move forward. we are going to unify. our party has lost its vision, and we will replace it with a vision. we believe the country is on the wrong track. we think the country is headed .n the wrong direction we have an obligation in the people's house to do the people's business here to give this country a better way forward. to give this country an alternative. we are going to respect the people by representing the people. i want to thank my colleagues for bestowing on to me this great honor. paul ryan, the presumptive speaker of the house. inside the jump page, a note on his last day. pass thater sets to the time. this is him at his desk overlooking the national mall. low that are pictures of john
boehner in his last-minute "time" signing the magazine cover with him on it. steeld paul ryan to himself or nasty battles, saying this is almost as lonely as the presidency. withave to make decisions consequences, and the consequences fall back on one person. it takes a little getting used to. that was john boehner's advice, ending his 25-years in congress. the house revival project, saying it is a historic .pportunity if republicans can keep the senate and house majorities with a republican presidency, the goal for the rest of the congress should be to set the stage for the 2016 election.
that is from capitol hill yesterday. hour and a half, the house will gavel in early. vote for the speaker of the house will begin. five coverage on c-span. a republican from york, pennsylvania. what is your take away? isler: so far, what i see three individuals, 2 men and one lady, giving out the questions. i do not think it was run the correct way. the candidates didn't have much time to talk about issues. i think they want these guys to fight among themselves to strengthen hillary clinton's position in the election. i do not think there's anyone out there that is fit to run for president. i'm a democrat, 69 years old. it seems they want and are
fighting -- they want inner figh ting. when reagan ran he went to the issues. i think the news media is if welled by whoever -- could come up with a one party system. that is where we are heading. winky for your time. i think the news media wants us to fight for ratings, not for issues that concern us. to see where they stand, so we can have a clear the you of who we -- a clear view of who we should vote for. a you are on the air. just before ted cruz went off on the news media, the news media asked him a question about the shutdown of the government. -- and set ofing
answering that question, he diverted. ,'ve seen a lot of republicans is indemocrat, but it their character not to answer the direct question. host: roi in cambridge, massachusetts. an independent. the last time i spoke to you, the pope was here. you asked what do you think the pope should say? i said the pope should ask the media to stop asking such an main questions. -- such inane questions. ted cruz expressed my feelings on the matter. i think lindsey graham has the only solution. no matter what they ask, say what you think needs to be said. it is not going to change the journalists. there are more difficult to change than politicians. host: did you watch last night?
caller: i don't -- i looked at the news. it is easier to capture the meaningful comments and events that occurred over the next host: you mentioned the journalists and the questions they were asking, here is one moment or one of the moderators was booed because of the questions he asked ben carson. you have taken your relationship, they offered claims that they could cure autism, cancer, page $7 million to settle a lawsuit in texas, and yet, your involvement continue. why? mr. carson: i didn't have an involvement with them. that is total propaganda. this is what happened in our society. i did a couple of speeches. i do speeches for other people. they are paid speeches.
it is absolutely absurd to say that i had any kind of relationship. do i take the product? yes. i think it is a good product. --you were on the homepage with a little over your shoulder. mr. carson: they did it without my permission. it speaks to the fact -- last night', a moment between ben carson and a moderator from cnbc. lots of reactions to the way cnbc structured the debate, the questions he asked. here is some from twitter. cnbc taking a good beating over its disingenuous handling of important debates for the highest office. though -- at least the umperators did not allow tr
to dominate. a better distribution of time among all the candidates. they say the gop candidates take a sharp tone and said the free-for-all reflected the new volatility in a race that trump dominated for months. it appears to be shifting for rubio and carson. voters are starting to pay closer attention. sam, veteran journalist, he rubio this as a headline, and carson have breakout performances. let's go to jimmy in milwaukee, a republican. what you think? >> good morning.
how are you this morning? host: good morning. >> a group of us got together and watch the debate, and right now, we are very fed up with our party. we are sick and tired. the game gets old of blaming the media not answering the questions. the media asked questions and you want to know the difference between the candidates. that is why they ask questions. what one candidate think of another. question,hey ask a -- for instance, when he asked the questioned to donald trump about mark zuckerberg, and he gets up there and says, i didn't say that, when it is on his website. we are fed up with the republican party. we want to hear solutions. --don't want to hear about
we are really fed up. we are thinking about sitting this election out. host: democrat from mississippi, you are on the air. what are your takeaways from s debate?t' laste only thing i heard night was a lot of hollering at the moderators. they don't ever ask the questions -- they don't ever answer the questions. they are ridiculous. i don't understand. i don't understand which way they are going. there is nothing that is going to help the american people. today onnt page of usa the military blip that became untethered. its cable,ging
floated from maryland to pennsylvania on wednesday causing power outages and sparking humorous reactions on twitter. page with theront juxtaposition of a horse and floating the aircraft above. below that, the u.s. may boost its role in iraq and syria coming from the defense secretary. the pentagon is planning to replace people close on the ground in syria that could amount to a major escalation against the islamic state. there is also this from the wall street journal front page -- the hike in apossible december. --mond, dependent independent. mount vernon, new york. >> good morning.
-- my greatare grandparents went to the worst depression that you can imagine. i didn't watch the debate last night, but my feelings are they need to have time limits so that a president can only run to terms. they need to have term limits. it is not fair for someone not to be able to run for president more than two times. i see the country going into another serious recession again. i hope and pray we don't have the experience again like we did 10 years ago. what raymond, if you like you heard from ted cruz and want to learn more about him and his policy and vision, he is riding his opinion -- he is writing his
opinion in the "wall street journal." tack --a 50% business 50% business tax would put in end to what obama did. as far as the biggest questions the media should have been asked in, i think the biggest story is how donald trump hasn't asked jesus for forgiveness. i like to wonder how the country is going to do any better if they don't have jesus in their corner? i hope people can wake up and get back to our natural and sounding roots which is jesus. i think our country is going to be much better off. thanks for my call. host: this go to catherine in virginia. thanks -- hi catherine. >> i. hi.
is giving us what we want. if we are a society that lights to watch reality tv -- that tv ando watch reality what people argue, that is what they're giving us. it is about ratings. they are trying to give us what we want the way they are talking. they are want to talk about the media, the are going to talk about things we want to hear. -- if wet to change want things to change, we need to be able to voice our opinions and acts and call the representatives. 1990,every year since rollcall newspaper in washington has rate through the disclosure forms of congress at the are required to file to create an annual wealth of congress index. ciks of capital
rollcall. let's show the numbers to the viewers. 35.5% of members of con is are worth at least $1 million. let's jump down a page, 23% of members claim a negative net .orth us why you put this together and what does it mean about our elected members of congress? reason why the rollcall is just transparency one of those things that works well in government when we understand were our elected officials -- why they are making decisions, what it means, and candidates for congress to file
financial disclosure forms just to see where the influence might ally, how they made their money, it tells a lot a personal stories like how they move their investments around and how they made their fortunes. there is a lot of that in this data. our new editor, in one of her responses, she said, "i want to ask congress -- i want to thank congress in advance for all the new and great material." it is a huge project. you are going to people's lives. you are all economic means. that is the story we tell to the wealth of congress index. there are a number of which you can crush the data. what you are saying about the median minimum net worth, the story that tells is that than theis wealthier
average american. the average american household has a net worth of around $80,000. higher a huge -- much figure than the higher american household. when you think about the fact that income inequality is a huge issue in the 2016 political race, it is an important thing people need to know about their elected officials. host: will people be able to see -- there has been a lot made of how members of congress with not a lot of money -- come to congress with not a lot of money, but leave having made a lot of good investments. can they see that storyline? they can see how people make their money. if you look at the index, we break down what is they make their money through investments, real estate, trust, and so forth. the financial disclosure form break the numbers down much further.
tries to eliminate too much confusion, we like to put it in these broad categories. investment stocks, bonds, so -- onetrust, real estate of the things you can see your two-year is health folks are accruing wealth. one of the things that is interesting -- a lot of members of congress do, to congress the first time having already accumulated a lot of their fortune. an lot of them put their money into blind trusts. there are rules that prevent congress from actively seeking to better themselves through legislation that they are pursuing. wiseman, he started a car company, a car alarm company, and he has sold it. he sold it before he came to congress and put most of the money in investments.
see, there isyou an accumulation of his wealth centered in investments. host: right. riches, one of the members of congress three years in a row followed by michael mccaul and then john delaney. i also want to talk about the poorest members of congress. put that list on the screen because number five may surprise a few people because everyone knows her. debbie wasserman schultz. caller: the way the disclosure forms work is we take the minimum net worth of their assets, so the value of their stocks, the value of their trusts, other assets that they
claim, even a racehorse. [laughter] one of the members of congress has a racehorse. but it is an asset. then you subtract the net worth of their liability, so mortgages, stewart -- student loans, and credit card bills. debbie wasserman schultz list the mortgages for two homes, but you are not required to disclose the value of the home itself. so we don't actually know how much those homes are worth. we only know what the liability is on them. so, if she has a home in a place with the real estate market has ifwn, which is in most cases she owns a house in florida or new hampshire, that is likely that she does not have negative
words, but we have to draw the line somewhere. negative worth, but we have to draw the line somewhere. much of a badas situation as it looks. hastings has accumulated legal bills decades ago when he was impeached as a federal judge. that accumulation of debt of legal bills had continued to hamper his ability to accrue wealth. host: poor is a relative term in this context there is caller: it certainly is. a couple of things i'd like to mention. importance of the having transparency about how your members of congress, elected officials make their stories ofe are america right now, number five,
thed polis, he is a -xer of congress. a third of his investments is in real estate, absurd is in trust. a third is in trusts. he moved from one thing to another. smart he ise of how coming he invested in japanese retirement homes. japanese has the oldest population in the world. thingr really interesting -- dave trott is the only freshman who is on the top 10 list. he made his money through
running basically foreclosure businesses in michigan. he staffed, full he integrated real estate from that capitalizes on foreclosures. when you look at the fallout on the economy of 2007/2008, this is a story among all the bad debt and it was in the form of mortgages. host: well, we got to run, but jason, tell people what they can go for this. caller: rollcall.com they do a fantastic job of crunching the numbers. you can cross-reference them by parties, by senators, it's really a cool way of checking out the information about the people who represent the american people. k.est: jason dic,
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for $8.95 atk /landmarkcases. >> washington journal continues. host: congresswoman from texas, she would jackson lee, -- sheila jackson lee. how did you vote? guest: i voted yes after much concern about the credit of the country. times we have come to the brink before and terms of default and a responsibility to the american people. there are several elements that are important that we should affirm which drove me to believe that this was a compromise and a strong deal. do i want to be better? absolutely.
listening to us debate and thicker, some of these elements really helped lives. the medicare part b recipients and users will have their costs go up more than 50%. we have to stop that in its tracks and help seniors and those costs will be very limited, under 20%. i would like it to be zero. that is an important part of the bill. we have protected medicare and social security. athink it is really disingenuous representation that some have said we cut benefits. we have not. processing to ensure that the people who need the benefits get them. and those who need social security disability i adding a doctor.
as a member of congress, i will on -- let out to work me finally say, i have been sequestered since it didn't work. they never made a budget deal. we have been harmed ever since. national institutions have lost money. we have a balance of an $80 billion plus defense spending. for ready miss, not going to work, but ready miss for our military. spending,cretionary which is a real service, education, head start, the
environment, i just couldn't pass that up to be able to help the american people. host: the social security disability provision that requires a medical doctor to sign off on the disability, 20 states have it, we heard from viewers yesterday that some of them -- it took them three years to navigate the process to finally get disability insurance. one woman telling us she was denied two times -- she has lesions on her brain. denied two ties before she was finally approved. guest: that is not the fault, if you will, of putting a doctor in place, but it is the fault of the bureaucracy of the social security administration. i condemn it heavily. i do a lot of social security cases. int of our work will be reform in the social security administration. partly administrative, partly administrative laws. it should not have taken three years.
one, with the funding that is going to be provided, dr. should be increased in numbers if you will. sideould be airing on the -- if you are victimized by the system, you are a victim. it just fault of the site of people who need to benefit for the system. it was put into place. it is not a handout, it is a hand up. i encourage the listeners, the viewers to engage their members of congress. relative with you to the social security office, be persistent. final act is to go to your member of congress's office. --s process is to even out make sure the doctors are
funded. this three-year delay has been because of the social security bureaucracy. we want to see that stop immediately. host: limited to some calls. jackie in santa clara, california, a democrat. caller: i am nervous. i have been wanting a representative on tv for many years. it is nice to get a chance to speak. a couple of comments and i would like to finish with my solution to the social security medicare problem, which parts you have already mentioned. i remember -- i started the -- i'm getting nervous. host: that's ok, jackie.
i started paying attention to politics when bush got elected and he came up with his big idea of getting all the tax breaks to everybody and i got $600. ck theght, why in the he are giving away millions of dollars, and i got 600? all of the years that the republicans have maneuvered to get the taxes down so that less money is spent towards the folks -- the social security and the debt keeps increasing with all the things bush did. i remember every week when i would get my paycheck and that the detections -- the duchess would be taken out for medicare, to me, it did not seem like a lot of money. i never missed it. kid realized when i was a that this is the way the program works and that now it takes three people to pay the one
person that is retired, i would have gladly had no problem putting in more. host: jackie, can you tell us your solution? caller: that would be my solution. earning more than $600,000 a year should pay a little more. seems to me that the problem would be completely resolved. host: congresswoman. guest: jackie, thank you. if you would have asked me about , i would say no, we would take your line of thought, not to oppress people, or to overtax people. i don't like that word. i think it is sharing and looking for your government to invest in people and to ensure that people who are prosperous, times,ho have on on hard
have something social security -- some been called social security. imagine if we had privatize social security and selling to 2007, whate of 2008/ would have happened? -- you are see a payroll taxes. that is a very sensitive issue. payroll investment? out of that, comes a very short program called medicare that have saved millions of lives since 1965 when seniors had and humble of security. this bill, this budget bill was a compromise. i think it's most striking value but the idea that the credit of the united states and b were lowered in our credit ratings just a year ago we had this take unnecessary fight, we found a
compromise to help and ensure that your interest rate, your investment, would not default by the fact that defaulted in our credit rating went down in the united states. the people of the united states did not deserve that. draftooking forward to and include my concerns and a budget bill when the democrats have the opportunity to govern the house and the senate. host: jim, republican, south carolina. caller: you look nice as always. your guess has talked about many issues, but what about the creditability of the nation? obama, the debt has grown from $9 billion to $18 billion to $18 trillion dollars trillion.
given that putting the credit of our country in danger? regarding the veterans institution, this administration has been responsible for that program for seven years, yet they can't fire and ineffective government worker. that is a democratic policy to protect government jobs. that is hampering our ability to encounter that. many social security benefits for non-retired people putting further strain on the system and less money available to other programs. isn't your party very responsible for the problems in those two areas. guest: i think the color very much. thank the caller very much. i would tell the caller that the crisis that we experience in 2007 -- 2008 was when the bush
administration when wall street collapsed. today, we have a thriving energy , excuse me, auto industry. wall street has seen profits it has never seen before. social security has been strengthened. that is a compromise of this bill. working with democrats and republicans. medicare is solvent and social security is as well. dealing with the veterans affairs, veterans hospital, i spoke to republicans and the horrorsnvolving of veterans waiting for services. none of us wanted that. we put laws in place to stop at to protectrvice laws
the rights of those who work every day and do public service who do many task in the federal government. what i would say to you is that there has been a strong look at the employees and the work. have experienced reprimand and some termination, some suspension, but the real focus is the veterans. we are a bigger country. we are not the same size we work to years ago, five years ago when president obama came in. i am proud of the fact that the debt has gone down and we have we're making progress. isthing but the best idea and that is job creation. and nine, -- from
2009, obama having to put in the stimulus bill, we have created over 200,000 jobs every month for two years. we are on the move as a country and we have to do better. we have to create more jobs. we have to make sure people feel more comfortable and their income. i can ensure you that democrats and many of usi are in the, if you will, the mood. host: joe is next. independent. caller: if they would go ahead and put all the money that was borrowed from social security to bonds and put it back in two the social security market -- into the social security market and not your market for the missionss and senate's
like road tax, put it back where it belongs, keep it -- keep your hands off it. as far as the military people go, my grandfather was in the first world war, my uncles were in the second world war, i was my time, paidved my taxes, now i'm getting old and i'm ill, and we should take care of our elderly. put your money back. don't take it. it's not your the banks. guest: i agree with you 100%. comeavings that have through this budget compromise will go directly into social security and medicare. we will take those savings, just like you said. i don't mind saying it, we thank you for your service. we think your family for your service. -- you are a debt
owed a debt and we need to pay you that debt. i totally agree with you. whatever savings we have with social security and in medicare should go into the program only. that is our commitment through this budget. i am looking forward to that being the case. this is breast cancer awareness month. andll of the survivors aree who lost members, we wememorating domestic -- have made great strides. we in carriage those who have experienced -- we encourage those who have experience to messing violence to get help. host: the u.s. looks up to state up the islamic state side.
usa today saying the pentagon is looking to expand the presence of combat troops or advisors in a rack, syria. -- iraq, syria. guest: if there is ever a more frustrating complex, and somewhat mysterious conflict, i il and the fight -- i is the believe that isil greatest terrorist that we have seen. it is more unpredictable, dangerous, file, and attacks muslims, christians, and others alike. president has looked to what kind of advisors and collaborated, if you will, with those who are on the ground to be more helpful for those in the
fight. these are true to our coming in, inbat troops, involved special forces and i would make the argument that the american people want to be engaged. congress should have the opportunity for debate. i believe the present posture of the administration is to be as helpful with as limited footprint as possible. host: it is a separate slow. if the administration taking the country back into iraq. guest: with president obama, i would say absolutely not. he is going to be very effective. when he calls them, they run to serve. this is a thoughtful effort to strengthen the technique and the know-how of those troops that are on the ground. nd if you will, to gird the
kurd and to give that kind of support system. congress will be monitoring it. the american people will be monitoring it. i don't think this is an effort to put more footprints down. host: wayne, democrat. good morning. caller: good morning, how are you ladies doing? i would know about social security. if you put people back to work, that should help social security out. my problem is in the black community, the people from 18 years old to 35 years old, they are out of work. i know this for a fact. another? would like you to answer for me -- ben carson, the republicans is backing him. they don't even like barack obama. that they'ree going to dominate him to be president? i don't see that at all. host: ok, congresswoman?
morning, this color has hit it on the nail. you have hit it on the nail. , i remember when president obama first came in and the auto industry collapsed, what a major catastrophe that was here it -- what a major catastrophe that was. we really have our eye on making sure that we do much better with job creation for young people. yesterday, i participated in a hearing led by minority women to talk about making it in america. the bill i introduce was to forte a job-training bill individuals by giving them a stipend while are learning and working with small businesses. that is why we need investment in this country. we need to be
talking about not giving tax benefits to the top 1%. we need to create jobs for people between 18 years old to 25 years old. they are not just our future, they are our todays. i am pushing and supporting a tech college in northeast houston that is going to be teaching welding and air-conditioning and machinery and automotive high-tech. not how to be just an ordinary mechanic, and those are good jobs, but to know how to do the most sophisticated technology in automobiles. jobs for young people. you are absolutely right. the direction is we are going to go. that is what democrats want to do, we want to be job creators. i am supporting a full employment bill that every american has a right to a job. every young person has a right to a job. we are working to be elected so we can have that bill passed and signed.
let me say that on the candidates -- dr. carson, it is going to be the right of the people to make their choices and agreeing in some of the things he is proposing to eliminate medicare, the flat tax, certainly give the company -- certainly going to bring the country to its knees. candidatechoosing a and hillary clinton that hopefully will represent all of the people of the united states of america and not just a few. host: you have art endorsed hillary clinton. guest: i have. why did you think it was important to be at the hearing? guest: i am on the judiciary committee and have served for a number of years. the hearing would have a direct
impact on some of the issues we deal with. i have had great respect for secretary clinton who is one of the most of active secretaries of state. number one, for americans lost their lives -- four americans lost their lives. i have great sensitivity and sadness for that. i visited our soldiers. i've been to the foreign -- mets representatives them to see how hard they work. i was sad it by that. -- i was saddened by that. if there was anything we could do to alter that tragedy, i wanted to hear secretary clinton respond -- responses to those questions. i think she handled the questions with straightforwardness, passion, caring, and i think we have a forests --making our
foreign services representatives -- i don't think they found anything new. we should get to work. we should make sure we show up show about our foreign indu stries. we added more funding for the diplomatic security and the budget bill. helen inll go next to tennessee, a republican. caller: good morning. flee, one, representative i would -- representative lee, i heard you make a comment on training. it is so important. kids and children.
i am a grandmother. no child should leave high school without some sort of direction into college. nobody. soldierr is a decorated always said that was a problem when we first moved here. our children are not being educated properly. host: helen, we are running out of time. i want to hit the congresswoman's response. guest: thank you for your family's service. that is what we are trying to do. looking for researchers, doctors, lawyers, but we must ,alance that with welders people who know machinery. electricians, carpentry, and people who know new technology.
cars are not going to be made the way they have been made before. they are predicting we will have driverless cars. they're going to need people to fix those driverless cars. people need the support of those of us in congress to provide added resources to what the people of those communities to educate all of our children. we need apprenticeship and internship. introduceation i would allow those individuals to come out of community college, high school, and participate in small businesses which are the backbone of america. that is very important. to add to that, we are now pass real criminal injustice reform in sentencing and prison reform so that people who made a detour in a life, nonviolent, can be restored to their families and have likewise opportunities to be trained and
skilled that would allow them to have a job. is notl justice reform about inmates or criminals, it's about families and their very his loved ones who have been caught up in the criminal justice system because of a nonfiling drug -- nonviolent drug offenses and now have the opportunity on the house bill that has been introduced with -- thatal amendments may be dealing with mental but to really look at criminal justice reform is a way of free investing back in america and finding a pathway to restoration of those who are detroit in the early life. host: ronnie is next in the, new york. independent. caller: good morning. the gentlemen who called two
minutes ago about ben carson. you are right. they were screaming at obama. i don't know why the republicans would even want to let ben carson. t benen want to elec carson. and social security, it's more like you are putting in what you work for all your life and then the republicans want to take it. that's not fair. obama actually saved this country. we were on the brink of going to the edge of the abyss. the republicans don't want to give him that credit. that's about it, thank you. guest: thank you for saying that. we hear from so many americans from across the political spectrum, like yourself. all i can say is that this is an exciting future presidential year in 2016 were all of you will get a chance to express your desire for the future of america.
that is full of investment opportunities for everyone, short of -- medicare for everyone who has worked. and opportunities for our children. you will have a chance to vote. president obama joining with members of the democratic caucus and working with congress in the first two years, we have passed more legislatures with speaker pelosi at the time, the affordable care act, taking away from the brink, if you will, providing stimulus, restore the auto industry, protecting the environment. the new g.i. bill for a rack and afghanistan -- iraq and afghanistan soldiers. hasng to ensure just as he implemented the clemency process. the washington post has just
noted that 6000 persons will be returning to their families. some will be in the immigration process and will return to their countries. nonviolent drug offenders will have a second chance. that is why we have to invest in and education because those individuals are coming back to the communities in need a second chance, they want a second chance. we are better for it. host: speaker john boehner's last day. i want to do your reaction to this in the washington times. they're talking about, under his leadership, there has been a more open for process. they know that mr. boehner saw over 900 new amendments. last year, 624. you has said a prolific amend or --gle-handedly accounted for
what are your thoughts? is righteaker boehner as we reflect on his leadership, we think that he tried to open the process of legislation here and what are we here for? if we are not here to make .etter i am going to personally say thank you for allowing thoughtful members an amendment to be presented on the floor. i think one of the things that is important is process, engagement, opportunity, so if a bill comes -- some people think
that the passage of a bill in people's name is a singular act of a member of congress. there are many of us. there are few bills that get to the president's desk. opportunity to have your hand print on a bell. that is a positive step. so mr. weiner, obviously -- there were many things we the undermining and the functioning of government for the american people, but in the process of being the kind of speaker that welcomed members, welcomed their issues, engaged mr. weiner on the floor who was always welcoming, and i believe he is a public servant who can be very proud of his record to his service of the american people. years, mr. weiner, his
successor, paul ryan, could be sworn in shortly. years, mr. ryan, his successor. he could be sworn in shortly. you do get a rollcall vote? guest: i encourage people to watch c-span. suchis why this country is a great place. even with discord and discussion and debate, could have transfers of leadership in a peaceful manner. that is what we are doing. i had been working for a very -- we have gone to nigeria. have an announcement that we are eager to find after the president of the nigerian
government, many women and told and have been rescued. they will be wearing red because of that. let me say, to those girls, who may still be in captivity, we'll continue to fight for you. we believe in the importance of our children a matter where they are. boatoing for this exciting and i amexciting vote very proud of this country how we handle our business in terms of the american people. people have a voice to the members of the american congress. host: we thank you for your time covers woman. we going to take a short break and when we come back, we'll talk to the representative of -- about theto the debate over the budget. we'll be right back. ♪
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if we would have gone into a long-term resolution, that would have been a disaster. it was important to take care of our defense team. this is not a perfect deal by any means. it is not a perfect agreement. there is some reform for social security. there was some real reform, too. host: you are the chairman of the appropriations committee for military construction and veterans. the reason from the pentagon? guest: it makes it very difficult to plan for multitier projects. we have projects throughout the world. you are trying to move forward and if we are going to go into a continuing resolution, we would not be able to advance is important infrastructure that are essential to choose being
able to carry out there missions. as chairman, i am responsible for the infrastructure. docs, runways, all the things the troops and men and women in uniform need to carry out their missions. host: 30 minutes, republicans are going to be electing a new speaker to govern and leave the party. what you make that 79 republicans voted yes and the majority of them said no to this budget deal? guest: i must confess a certain amount of disappointment. there should have been a strong majority of republicans voting for this budget agreement. there were many more republicans who supported the agreement and voted for it. there was a fair amount of vote yes, vote no, unfortunately. my colleagues understood the need for this. i think this is going to be one of the challenges for paul ryan that he needs to in the governing wing of the republican party.
we need those to vote for the agenda. we have to accept the reality of washington dc. we have a strong majority in the house. there are 54 republican senators, not 60. you're dealing with a democratic president named barack obama. as a political reality we are dealing with. that is a political reality we are dealing with. that is the reality of our situation. host: what did you hear from paul ryan yesterday behind closed doors? there was a listening session. what did you hear from paul ryan? tryt: he sincerely wants to to unify the house republican conference and talk more about a broader strategy and take on more aggressive policy measures.
from under these artificial deadlines. host: what are some of those policies? offt: he is coming chairmanship. passionately committed to tax don't know what policies and he will want to advance in the new year, but i expect some of those policies may also be consistent with the themes of going presidential paired it is clear to me he wants to take on big and bold ideas. he has always been about long-term fiscal trajectory of the country, making sure the nation is solvent. i could see paul ryan pushing us in that direction. host: take us in the room. he was able to get 200 republicans to support him for the nomination. what was it like an there? it was pretty matter of fact there there were not any's teaches.
for eachg speech candidate and then we go right to the vote. the vote was 200 to 43. kevin mccarthy and marshall black. people whoost of the voted for candidates other than paul ryan, daniel webster, and the other two, most of them will likely vote for paul ryan on the floor. i suspect there will be somewhere between 10 and 15. that is just my guess and i could be completely wrong but i suspect some of those will still vote for another candidate. host: chuck in pennsylvania, democrat, good morning. caller: i just had a question whip, the one old accused of molesting kids. i wonder if you thought he should be prosecuted instead of six months probation. i am sorry, what were you talking about? whip,: the old republican
-- host: i think he is talking about the speaker, who pleaded guilty. guest: all i know is what i have read in the press. he has led guilty. as far as i'm concerned, it is a matter for our system of justice to deal with. i am very troubled by the reports i have read by the former speaker. i do not know any more details than what i read in the paper so i do not know if i can say much more than that. i suspect he will pay a heavy penalty. host: the headline on cnn, hastert pleads guilty in hush money case. you can read more from there. data -- david in florida, independent. why can'tngressman, you come when you pass a bill that screws the vets, p honest and tell us what you did? i am talking about that choice
where we had a cost estimate of $15 billion. the way you screwed us was you we will measure the facilities, not where you have to go for care. the facility is a little clinic 30 miles for me. miles one waye 50 for care. i have no care for a year. i am 78 years old. and you tell me i am not eligible and then you stand up there and say no vet has to drive more than 40 miles. you are wrong and you wrote the bill and wouldn't tell the truth. guest: i understand the frustration. in fact, i am one of the folks who has been demanding we give veterans like yourself much greater opportunities to seek care in the community where you live. veteran's choice legislation
was a start care you are right it is simply not adequate for many veterans like yourself. i live in pennsylvania. aboutosest va hospital is 60 miles from where most of my consistence -- constituents live. my community have wonderful medical facilities where they can be cared for. the truth is, we should give you, the veteran, a much better opportunity to be serving your community. we need to have better integrate -- we need to better integrate. as chairman of the appropriations subcommittee going into military construction and veterans affairs, we cannot continue to build capacity within the v.a. system, hire more doctors, build more hospitals, do everything, and then on the other hand give veterans greater options of choice. we cannot do both of these things sustainably over the long term.
that is why i believe we have to choose. you are right that it is unfair to many veterans being told they have to send great procedureso receive they could easily get done in their home communities. i want to make this more convenient for you, the veterans, and your families as you seek treatment, particularly as you age. host: john, texas, republican. caller: good morning. my question is very simple. when it comes to the budget, ok, medicaid. those who receive medicaid, not all nursing home people like democrats lead america to believe. you have millions on medicaid and they do not pay squat. week but 40 hours a they get all the federal withholding back. then we turn around and give them earned income credit to all this free money that they never
worked for, they do not support the government. i would like to know what their fair share is. here is an idea. pay formake people medicaid like senior citizens pay for medicare? thank you. the question is a fair one. he is correct that our senior on medicare, they pay a premium. they do that. if you run the drug program, they pay a premium for the part d probe -- drug row graham. have beeny states toying with the idea of trying to require some level of payment or co-pay for access to medicaid. i think many states have done that. in my state, we have worked and i think that was appropriate. i hear you. are people on medicaid limited as to what they can pay out of pocket, but i always thought it was reasonable to
require some co-pay, even if it is minimal, and make sure our people understand there is a cost to this. host: we are talking to ,ongressman charlie dent republican of pennsylvania. represents the 15th straight. pat in new york, a democrat. good morning. my question is we we willpublicans say not pass and we will increase the debt limit and everything like that here and what made them change their minds now? we just had a vote yesterday that would prevent our country from defaulting on its obligations. believe all members of congress regardless of party passing thehat not ceiling could result in a catastrophic economic consequence. that would simply be unacceptable.
if we were to crash through the ceiling, i suspect we could see interest rates spike and stuff markets tumble, and it could set off a major recession globally. ofelieve every member congress realizes that is in on acceptable outcome and that we have to pay for the bills that have already been incurred. iat is essentially the reason believe my colleagues and i yesterday passed legislation to try to bring some greater budgetary stability to our country and also reassure country wouldthis not default on its obligations. host: a chief executive officer executive officer for the heritage action america who write the opposing view in usa america today, same at congressman throws gas on that fire, saying washington will spend more of it -- more of your money to avoid doing its job. establishing the legal limit of our nation's federal debt to the goal was to maintain a congressional check on it
increasingly common and complex activity of borrowing. americans, he writes, deserve a little honesty from the folks they send to washington. if lawmakers do not think they need a limit on the nation's debt, they should say so and then deal with the consequences. guest: we could do with a little honesty from him as well. the budget control act in 2011. the largest deduction plan probably in american history. his organization opposed that because it did not do enough. i've heard a lot from some people who always the perfect will always be the enemy of the good. we did all those important things in his organization was opposed. we might want to ask him why he opposed it. they will say because it did not go far enough. well now here we are trying to manage a sequester. do not do anything with sequester cap's and we try to rebalance them. agree that the long-term
debt of the country is unsustainable. i am prepared to do what must be done to engage in a serious discussion about particularly our health care entitlement programs and put us on a sustainable track. i am prepared to do that and i will work in good faith with anyone. but at some point, some people will have to support these changes. it is easy to sit on the sidelines and say you will oppose everything regardless what it is and say you are opposed to it because it does not go quite far enough. incremental change is not surrender but progress. saying that they pose a problem to paul ryan and his new leadership saying, one problem is that the servant of movement has created a new establishment of permanent opposition. like theudes group heritage action whose fundraising depends on feeding perpetual grassroots outrage. they are willing to flip-flop on
traditional conservative positions such as for your trade milley because obama supports it. guest: they are right. they are not concerned about how we govern the country. they have a business model they are trying to protect. i understand that. it is not a governance model. i think a lot of people out there designate themselves as the chief of security police. self designated. they are trying to tell us and they appoint themselves as the arbiter's of who is and is not conservative. i think a lot of us have had enough of it. we are saying at some point, we need to have a discussion about what it means to be a conservative. i consider myself a common sense and traditional conservative in the sense that i believe in things like euler, stability, discipline, control, balance. good temperament. i am not about chaos and disorder and anarchy. ishink unfortunately, that not where we should be as a
republican party and certainly, i think those types of views i described really turn the notion of conservatism on its head. host: export import bank was reauthorized by republicans using -- to get in the floor. the establishment republicans, very few. were you part of the effort and do you think that is something you will continue to use? >> we will see. be toason, let me just the export import bank, the reason we did this was because many of us have large manufacturing states as i do in pennsylvania. in my district and in my state, we make a lot of important energy equipment. we make locomotives, aircraft, computer ships, and we export those two countries, developing countries, that has not well formed -- the only way we will be able to
sell the products in those countries is there some assistance in the export import bank to help finance those agreements. state,e, like every raised other states for jobs. we have been plummeting new jersey for decades. in a perfect world, we would not do that but this is imperfect and states compete against one another. our country does this. -- so do the germans and chinese and japanese and canadians. arm i unilaterally this would not advise it but we used that procedure to show that we can exercise leverage and enact good public policy while there has been another group of members who tried to use their members to obstruct the passage of what i consider to be good legislation. bob, oxford, pennsylvania, independent.
he was saying how you can save jobs in pennsylvania. one would be anyone who goes overseas to bring their product back here, i talking about our own people, goes and gets their jobs where they can wear it is cheap and then sends it back here and sells it for as much as they can get, put a tax on those people and they would bring their jobs back here because it would not be worth going over there to begin with. guest: i think we have to be careful about this. a lot of the companies in my that have facilities overseas, often put facilities over in those countries to support that month -- that market. we have many foreign headquartered companies that have a major presence in the united states, they are selling products in the united a lot of foreign investment in the united states employing a lot of americans and their servicing local markets. at the same token, i will use one in my company.
thoseften have to build gas plans where the customer is. a hydrogen refinery in saudi arabia here they have to build it by the refinery. supports a lot of people in pennsylvania. the point i am making is a lot of the american companies doing work overseas, they must do work overseas because the north american marketplace is not large enough for them to support the american workforce. they have to export. they sometimes have to locate facilities over there. i am all for making america more attractive for manufacturers and what we have done in our state, we are now the enter of the national gas boom. the fast we have done that, we have helped bring down gas prices any given manufacturers and enormous advantage. i'm very optimistic about the future of manufacturing in our country. host: republican, good morning. caller: my family, we voted for
you to we have a lot of respect for you. pennsylvania,n in one is considered a terrorist. you are involved in you took money from that turkish alliance. there is an investigation into thousand three where 10 congressmen were involved in that we know you are aware of the situation because the media, they do not talk about it. my question to you is, how can you say you are for the veterans when you take money from a terrorist group where they have underground bunkers because of people, whichthat i know, i grew up in pennsylvania but we moved to nazareth, they have a terrorist group up there and underground bunkers. guest: the gentleman is referring to a gentleman who is
a turkish cleric who is very well known in turkey. the president of turkey would like to have the next are dated from the united states because i believe he like many people around the world have been crackdown fore journalists and others who want to participate in a democratic society. that is the individual about whom he is referring. he is a cleric and that is all i can really say about him. he is referring also to issues that i have to deal with this chairman on the ethics committee and i would be happy to get into that on another venue. ,e dealt with that situation the office of congressional ethics as well as the committee on ethics agreed the members of congress went on that particular trip.
complying with house rules and really did not do anything wrong. host: good morning to you. to make twould like comments, one on social security and one on the v.a.. people working 40 hours a week and social security. and they pay into that could collect it unless they were over 65 and working. and they actually do deserve that. i also have a brother who goes to the v.a. and for some of his they hospital is over 100 miles away. for some, it is more critical
treatment. it goes to a local doctor. is actually great service, as far as construction -- host: do you have a question or comment for the congressman? we're running out of time. no, i just have those comments. host: let me move on to and in indiana, a republican. i was calling to ask about the budget. i understand there was an unlimited amount of spending agreed on this and i wanted to find out if there was this situation and also, i wanted to ask about social security benefits, that there will not be a raise again this year. i have been on it for six years. host: all right. guest: the question about the
budget? she: unlimited spending p heard there was unlimited spending. guest: absolutely not. i would like to say this. have takenlicans control of the house of representatives, we have actually lowered discretionary spending. discretionary spending in this in 2010 was $1.275 trillion. $1.1scal year 15, it is trillion. the budget agreement that we just passed yesterday would set the spending caps for congressional areas spending. this is the non-entitlement spending for fiscal year 16 p or $1.067 trillion. actually slightly lower than $1.1 trillion. the next are, $1.7 trillion. we actually lowered discretionary spending p or the bill passed yesterday does readdressed the caps, but we are
still lower than we were in 2010. i want to be very clear about that. as a member of the appropriations committee, i do with congressional he spending. alls about one third of federal spending p or two thirds of the federal spending that has grown at an unsustainable rate is really dealing with the entitlements of medicare, medicaid, social security, interest on the debt is also considered a mandatory payment. those are the programs growing at a more unsustainable rate, particularly health care programs. we have actually reduced spending. actually lowered it. host: not seeing an increase in the cost of living adjustments. with thee dealt medicare premium issue many people were going to be experiencing, a dramatic increase.
we made this a much more moderate situation. social security adjustment is not something passed by congress. it is dealt with by the social security administration. they do with it. you're right. i guess we could, but we do give the social security administration the authority to determine the cost of living. we could revisit that issue. caller: good morning. include proposed budget or works program for infrastructure improvement that would put jobs back on, and if not, why not? thank you. the legislation passed
was a budget agreement and it laid out an overall budget framework. it does not get so much into the specifics of any program. what will happen now is congress will have to pass the appropriations bill and that is where we make a lot of decisions about which particular programs are funded and at what levels. you mentioned infrastructure, i believe. we also have do it a transportation bill very soon. of yeary before the end and maybe before november 30, we will have a long-term transportation bill that will provide for the infrastructure needs in our country. roads and bridges are deteriorating. so many are structurally inefficient particularly on the bridge side. i'm prepared support a long-term transportation bill. our challenge is how we fund it. that is how -- where paul ryan and bill shuster will be working on it. to me now and then.
do're right that we need to something on infrastructure. that will be done in a separate bill. see: tell us what we will when the house gavels and a 9:00 a.m. this morning and a rollcall vote is taken for the next speaker. will: about 9:00, they have a call where everybody pushes the yellow button p or not the green with a red button. then the house will begin voting on the speaker and this will be .one by a voice vote every member will call out a name. you can essentially call out any name you like to isis that mostly republicans will overwhelmingly vote for paul ryan and most democrats will overwhelmingly vote for nancy pelosi. muster becomes speaker receive 218 votes on the floor. ryan will receive those votes p or i do not believe he will get 247 republican votes. get in excess of 218, i'm confident. you believe even though he
had 200 behind closed doors yesterday from republicans? guest: it is appropriate for any run forf house to speaker. only two candidates ran yesterday. paul ryan and denier webster. those who supported daniel webster and lost will traditionally go to support paul ryan p or suspect most of them will. i suspect most will. what happens after he gets 218 votes he needs? does he take the gavel right away? he takes the gavel right away and i am sure he makes brief remarks. our part is not to be elected speaker. our part is the day after and how do we make sure we can the house ofer as representatives and as congress. that will be the challenge moving forward. i am hopeful things will get they have been in
recent months. paul ryan shares my view we need to expand the republican party and demonstrate that we have the capacity to get things done. he has got his work cut out for him. years for john boehner, the outgoing speaker. what will be the vision for the republican party under paul ryan? guest: i believe paul will talk about big and bold ideas. i believe we will hear more about that in the next few weeks . i believe you will see a bold agenda coming out from paul ryan and he will have a lot of important strategy and maybe a broader vision than john boehner has had to think that will be the big difference. host: thank you for your time this morning. today there are lawmakers are starting to make their way into the chamber for the vote force bigger happening shortly after 9:00 a.m. eastern