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exercise today. we will head outside to those bicyclist who raise all that money for breast cancer awareness and funding. steve: have a great monday. we will see you back here. so long from new york. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: good morning from new york city. close the bank account, hide the cash. new questions about whether or not an already giant federal deficit is about to get bigger. >> i am working closely to explore any and all additional options and measures that we might take to promote job creation bill: what does that mean? the budget sequel that nobody wants to see.
good morning, everybody. patti ann: friday morning, we got the bleak jobs report showing 9.8% of the workforce is now on unemployment. right after, stu varney made a prediction here of this show, watch for calls from made -- for a new bailout. three hours later, the president made those remarks that you just heard. bill: stu varney les our coverage again this morning. it came up a lot on the sunday talk show. >> they do not want to call it stimulus two. extend unemployment benefits, and extend the homeowner's tax credit, and extend cobra. there is an equally vociferous chorus saying, we cannot afford it. if we go out and spend more, run up the deficit, what we are really doing is damaging the overall economy even more.
i want you to listen to sun mr. john cornyn suggesting that, why should we throw good money after bad money? >> i think the stimulus so far has been unsuccessful in achieving the goals that the president set out. with the stimulus, he said that we would see no higher than 8% unemployment. we see that 60% of the stimulus is not spent. i think throwing more money at the problem and racking up more and more debt for our children and grandchildren is not the answer. >> there you have it. the left is saying that we need this. we have to help housing, help those people who have medical needs in this time of recession. the right is saying, we cannot afford it. we have a national debt that is about to hit $12 trillion.
bill: it is not just the right to do this. alan greenspan was saying, they are debating this every day in economic circles. they argue that only 40% is in the pipeline we are knocking on the door at 10% right now. >> the underlying assumption was that all the stimulus money would go to job creation. not true. the rest goes to minor league tax breaks for individuals, and help for a states -- help for the states. it is not going to create the jobs of the president wanted it to do. bill: alan greenspan said that we are in a recovery. are we? >> yes. we are in a recovery in the sense that the economy has stopped contracting.
you are going to see maybe 3% growth in that hut -- in the final months of this calendar year whether it will last into next year, there -- that is an open question we may be in for a double dip recession. bill: if you do not have a job, there is no recovery. patti ann: happy birthday to the tarp program. now a new report from the inspector general suggests that the banks were in worse shape than previously thought treasury secretary henry paulson and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke set up the time that the force feeding of $100 billion into nine banks was a program for healthy institutions. it turns out those banks were less than healthy. this report suggests that the treasury created unrealistic
expectations about those banks' ability to lead. bill: a new york man taken into custody for tweeting about the protests. he helped protesters being arrested by using police scanners and twitter. he has been charged with criminal use of a communication facility and possession of instruments of crime. his lawyers argue that he did nothing illegal. the debate could be very significant. patti ann: it is the first monday i'm not -- in october, and the first new session of the supreme court. it is also the first term for justice sonia sotomayor. what types of cases will the
court likely take on? shannon bream is live at the supreme court. >> the lot is on the docket this fall. we know that the court is very interested in these. the first monday in october, it is busy here. there are a lot of protests here. it is all about guantanamo bay. you can see the people dressed in orange suits and hoods. there is an ongoing protest going on here resolving that particular issue. there are a lot of cases, one involving the dogfighting videos that a man was making out of virginia with pit bulls. the appellate court struck down the conviction, saying that the particular law violated his first amendment rights. the big one is about gun control. the supreme court decided that it apply to individuals. it is a landmark case we expect
to come up. when know that the court has decided to take it up. patti ann: talk about this war memorial that the aclu has objected to. >> it has been in the mojave desert for more than 70 years. it was put there as a memorial for world war i veterans. the aclu and other groups say that it is a government endorsement of religion. it is a big religious liberties issue. patti ann: when you look at the religious makeup of the court, what does that do? >> her edition makes this court containing six catholic justices. over the 220 year history of the supreme court, there have only been 12 catholic justices. half of them sit on the court
now. they do not vote together. it is interesting because day now present a clear majority there are rumors that justice john paul stevens could be retiring. he could be opening the door for more change. patti ann: there is a lot to watch. thank you, shannon bream. bill: the fight over health care continues this week. how do you pay for it? the former director of the cbo -- he joins us live and talks about some of the most popular ideas and whether they stand a chance of recovering costs. patti ann: who is at fault for chicago not getting the the libbin games? we will debate that. bill: one of the great wonders
patti ann: 2 more nato soldiers and american soldiers are dead in afghanistan. it happened sunday. the other soldier's nationality is not known at this time. this follows the deadliest attack in more than a year. saturday, eight u.s. soldiers who were killed. bill: the health-care debate is getting down to the nitty gritty. it is going to get hotter.
the real fights are about to break out over how we pay for all of this. the president of dha consulting and former director of the congressional budget office joins us. good morning to you. how are you? if you are going to put 30 million more americans and get them in short, that is going to come at a price. quote the fundamental problems of far is that the democrats have about $1 trillion worth of benefits that they want to have pay out and they do not have the money to pay for it. the democrats are going to be caught in a really simple box. they have to have this bill big budget neutral the kinds of things they are using to pay for it are things that hit people making under $250,000.
they have some real problems. bill: they either raise the taxes and fees, you could eliminate some services -- what do you think is the more popular choice? >> what we have seen so far is to have tried to disguise the taxes they are going to levy on the middle tax -- the middle class. they put fees on the industry come on drug companies, and health insurance companies, but that just means higher prices, which means higher premiums. bill: rafey is just another word for a tax, right? >> yes. consumers and up paying for all of that. it was not a very popular route in the committee. they lowered the charges. they have to cut very popular programs. medicare advantage is a very popular program. they see members resisting these
cuts. i have a big problem. bill: $900 billion is the price tag. here's what i'm trying to figure out. democrats insist that it is going to be deficit neutral i cannot see it. and like to me. >> so far, we have not seen a deficit neutral bill. there has been a lot of talk about health care being the solution to our budget problems. that is theoretical. the bills uc in congress, out of the house, and out of the senate so far, are bills that make the budget deficit worse. bill: lamar alexander said something kind of republican- ish. he said, do not think health care reform is inevitable. he seemed to make the argument that on the floor of the
senate, it is far from over. do you think it is inevitable? do democrats get this done? >> i do not see them having the votes for this bill. the divisions are as wide as the divisions between the parties as we have seen, every time you get closer, it starts to fall under its own weight. you cannot hand out these benefits and not touch these programs. it will not work. bill: that argument means it will not pass. do you stand by that? >> i think this bill is too flawed to pass. this bill will ultimately fail. the democrats will regroup and come back with a second bill that they can pass with reconciliation. it will be smaller. then they will blame the republicans in the midterm elections. bill: i know you came on to talk
about the economics of the bill. if they do not pass some form of health care, it could come at a huge costs to their party. >> the political calculation is simple. do you not pass health care or do you pass a health-care bill and blow up the budget deficit that is already threatening this nation and pay a big price at the polls for that? bill: your conclusion is that they will pass something, but it will be watered down bill? >> in the end, i think it will be a very simple tax-and-spend bill that raises as much as they can politically tolerate to raise. it spends it on subsidies for insurance. it will not have the public option or government plan to take over. they will blame the republicans. i think that is how it will happen. bill: there is a great peace and
"the new york times." it went through all the pitfalls about the questions that are still not answered. there are many. good to talk to you. thank you, sir. patti ann: america pause economic crisis and hit a milestone yesterday. the government rolled out the tarp program one year ago. how're we doing with it? bill: she was queen of the mountain about 66 million years ago the asking price of around $6 million. in three minutes, we will show you how the bidding turned out.
over the weekend. on earth back in the late 1980's. his bones were sold to an anonymous buyer who put them up for bid on auction. it failed to meet the minimum price that had been set by the auction house, by a longshot. therefore, he is still for sale. if you want to get a gift for your son, i know that he is a big dinosaur fan. patti ann: on a more serious note, the already tough security in new york city just got tougher. the nypd announced a big upgrade for its command center. thanks to $24 million, the city will expand its vast network of security cameras to include potential transit targets. laura ingle is live in new york
city with more on this. cameras allowed inside the lower manhattan security command center for the first time yesterday. what did the place look like? >> i want to tell you something. the lower manhattan security command center is impressive. this is a place we have tried to get in to see since it opened. there were a lot of really cool high-tech gadgets and security devices in there. that is exactly what we saw. it really looks like a high-tech war room. that is exactly what it is. the main room in there has a 40 ft. wide screen that is 10 feet tall. it is filled with maps. security cameras that are peppered all over lower manhattan. they are fixed in central locations around different areas of new york. we got to see what was going on
with that. we heard from the new york police commissioner, announcing $24 million in grants will be poured into this. they will use that money to improve the types of cameras and security networks going on. they will expand the command center to include midtown manhattan. more cameras going in between 30th street and 50th street that will help to protect some of our high volume billings -- high- value buildings. patti ann: what did the police commissioner says it was coming next? >> they are always looking to stay ahead of the curve as far as high-tech surveillance goes. what we have been hearing about his facial recognition cameras. that is not quite here yet in new york, but it is something they are looking at. they want to employ this as quickly as they can.
of course, biological detectors as well. patti ann: thank you. bill: new york is the forefront of all of this technology, trying to stop the potential for another attack. if we can figure it out here, it will trickle down around the world. a deadly week after u.s. forces in afghanistan. a substantial debate about the best way to stop these rate. we're live on the ground in the kabul. patti ann: whose fault is it that chicago is not the olympic city for 2016? some people are blaming president bush.
bill: we are about a week removed from that urgent call for more troops in afghanistan. the attacks targeted remote u.s. bases near the afghanistan/pakistan border. these are outposts where the u.s. military will set up camp in the middle of enemy territory. there at the center of u.s. strategy there. how was the taliban able to pull
off this raid? >> well, it was a massive show of force. more than 250 taliban fighters attacked these two u.s. military outposts -- outposts. this is a part of eastern afghanistan. the u.s. military called this a well organized plan. the battle lasted through most of the weekend. u.s. forces were able to repel the attack, but it came at a very high cost. it was one of the deadliest and bloodiest days in american fighting history here in afghanistan. bill: such a tragedy. back here at home, the debate really focuses on the leaked report that general mcchrystal calling for 40,000 more troops within a year. does this new attack affect that plan in any way? >> general mcchrystal has a plan
to protect the afghan population. general mcchrystal had ordered u.s. forces to fan out across all of afghanistan to protect and engage with afghan civilians. in the last few weeks, before this attack, general mcchrystal began to rethink his strategy. he is now saying that he wants to bring troops into large population centers. bill: we will continue to watch the fallout from that debate and see what he gets. patti ann: president obama may have gone to copenhagen, but some democrats are blaming another president. reverend jesse jackson has become the latest prominent democrat to say that the u.s. got snubbed because of international lake favor due to
the book. -- due to the bush years. thank you both for joining us. the rev. jesse jackson says that there must be resentment, the way we refused to sign the kyoto treaty, the war in iraq, the world had a bad taste in its mouth. do you think that is why the u.s. did not get the olympics? >> you have to love him. he will drop one of these things and start these controversies. there is no question that george bush soured u.s. relations around the world. there is no question that barack obama has gone a long way to repairing the damage, but i do not believe that the olympics were turned down because of george bush. i do not agree with jackson on that. it is counter intuitive. he would almost think that they would want to reward barack obama for giving them chicago. i do not buy that argument. patti ann: a democrat from
illinois says that there was not enough time for barack obama to dispel the old image. do you buy that? >> i think this was barack obama's emperor has no clothes moment. the guy should have gone over their only if he knew that he had it locked up. he expanded on a lot of political capital over there. he saw that he could woo the olympic committee. democrats are making fools of themselves by continuously blaming things on george bush. when will this stop? i heard bob himself a couple months ago saying that barack obama was the best economic president since roosevelt. patti ann: when an american president voluntarily takes up a fight and loses, it is a big deal. this demonstrates that being love is not the same as being
influential are taken seriously. >> i do not buy that. the notion that he burned up a lot of political capital that not getting this is absolutely absurd. conservatives spend gleefully hours since this thing happened saying how it was a bad thing for obama. they're attacking their own country, in essence. their country lost the chance to have the olympics. i would argue back this morning -- >> do you think it is fun? >> you are not being patriotic. [arguin'] >> i broke my heel this morning. it was president bush's fault. that is absolutely not true. when you open up this segment,
you said that obama has improved our standing in the world. he has been rudely rebuffed every time he goes overseas. he has as countries to take gitmo detainees. this guy is not delivering. he was supposed to change. if he is the one who can change our global view of the world, i guess he should have been able to bring the olympics. >> i keep telling you, you have to read early in the morning. there have been four dollars trillion of stimulus money put together. the iranians agreed to sell nuclear material iran to france or russia. george bush could not have gotten that done in eight years. >> that is who you are siding? iran continuously embarrasses this country. >> what would you do about it?
>> i am not saying invade them. i am saying, do not apologize. [people, read a book] here's another topic. i will tell you this. my letter this morning and it was george bush's fault. >> it is going to rain tomorrow. i broke a hill on my way here. it was president bush's fault. i just want to know when the democrats, when is it going to be barack obama's administration. when are the democrats going to stop blaming president bush? >> once we clean up his masses. it will take a long time. patti ann: thank you very much, as always. bill: i enjoyed it.
in the meantime, we want to move to china, commemorating a important event in its history. the 60 anniversary of communist rule. highlighting its growing and millet -- military and economic strength. an old symbol is making a comeback. mao zedong represents a link to the past, but also a glance at the future of 21st century china. dan lewis is back from china. he is back here in new york to talk about his trip and what he discovered. what did you discover with chairman mao getting a boost today? >> alive historians will tell you that he was brutal, responsible for the murders -- for the deaths of millions of chinese at one point during the cultural revolution.
why is he being promoted by the communist party? there is a new movie that has been put out by the government of china that is an epic movie with 200 top stars. it is really to remind the chinese about where they came from. mao was the glue that keeps the country together. that is the symbol of why he is important. the chinese do not hear much about the 30% wrong. it seems that the communist party is struggling in a modern- day china to try to hold the country together. they are using old images to do that. bill: you can argue that communist china is the way that beijing keeps a lid on the entire country, as you point out. any ethnic tension that springs up is kept in check. at the same time, you have so
many capitalistic tendencies that really fuels an economy that is growing 7 percent right now. there is an obvious contradiction right here. >> they just updated the figures to 8%. china has suffered during the recession. they will do pretty well compared to the american and european economy. how do you deal with this contradiction of a communist country that has tremendous market reform? it is capitalist-driven right now. it is a market-driven economy. it is the third largest country in the world economically. people want more freedom. they watch television. they increasingly see the internet. ithey want political freedoms of some sort. the communist party has to try to keep it together. they are not about to introduce any more freedoms.
there have been thousands of demonstrations this year by human rights activists, environmentalists, and by people who have been sent back to the countryside because there have been cutbacks in labor there. there is a lot of discontent. i think the communist party is floundering around at times, trying to figure out how they are going to keep peace. they are saying, stay with mao, stay with the old images of china. that is who we are. bill: we are looking forward to reports. welcome back to new york city. it is a country that needs a lot of attention. thank you for that. patti ann: it was the hottest whodunnit of the spring. the hidden camera case. what we are learning just ahead. bill: a huge discovery near
movies of all time, isn't it? >> yes. it is a great scene. bill: show them the map. they are no more than 2 miles apart. what exactly did they find? >> they found a circle of bluestones that was erected around the time that stonehenge was built. later, those bluestones were actually moved to stonehenge and are actually part of the inner circle of stones at stonehenge. bill: why is this important? >> it is important because it tells us that stonehenge was part of a larger field with many other parts. it is almost as if we were studying one basket and now we have the whole court. we have the whole sense of the field and how the parts were
into related. bill: can we draw any conclusions based on what we have found so far? >> yes. stonehenge itself was the largest bear real area of neolithic -- the largest bur ial area of neolithic england. we are starting to understand the full narrative. bill: i thought there was a big debate about what stonehenge was all about. >> people have had many series. there is another theory that it was built for healing. this circle that they have found really proves that stonehenge was linked to the river avon and to another henge. we have built a system involving many separate parts working together. bill: have we found woodhenge? >> we have. we found the largest neolithic settlement yet found in europe.
perhaps there were 1000 homes of people who feasted and ate and drank and made merry and then brought them cremated dead to stonehenge. bill: the three different locations here -- paint a picture for us. >> absolutely. you have stonehenge on a hill. you have an avenue going down the hill, which the sun would come up during the solstice than the avenue ankles down to the river avon, where blue stonehenge was. that is where the bodies may actually have been cremated. up the river, you go to woodhenge. bill: this was 5000 b.c.? >> it was 2500 b.c., the years in which the great stones of stonehenge were built.
bill: i am trying -- why would they keep a secret? >> they were ready to -- were waiting to get radiocarbon dating. we are now trying to date the antlers that we can relate all the parts of this system. bill: thank you for coming in today. you come back. >> i would be happy to. bill: this is very interesting. good to have you on. patti ann: david letterman is set to return since his admission to having relations with staff members. the top-10 might be overshadowed. a secret room that we will tell you about after the break. . or annuity over 10 or even 20 years?
bill: david letterman returns to the air tonight after the bombshell he dropped last thursday, admitting that he had had sexual relations with members on his staff. his production company has denied that his office is more than an office. fans lined up in midtown to get tickets for tonight's show. it records late in the afternoon. it will air later tonight. patti ann: one year ago the federal government announced the program bailing out the nation's most troubled banks. there is a new report from the inspector general suggesting that the banks were in worse shape than previously thought.
peter barnes is live with that from washington. >> the $780 billion troubled assets program had its one-year birthday on saturday. it did not get a nice present from the special inspector general. he criticized the bank bailout from the government, alleging that the government made misleading statements last fall. that hank paulson made incorrect statements about the health of the nation's biggest banks, that they were healthy and that the investments plan was for healthy banks. investments were $125 billion in the nation's largest institutions. in fact some of those banks were some of -- were very sick. notwithstanding the statement that the banks were healthy, official statements made
indicate that there were concerns over the health of the nine institutions at the time and that the overall selection of them was more of a result of the belief in a system that it was believed was vulnerable to collapse. in response the treasury defends hank paulson, saying "while people might differ today on the contemporaneously announcements and how they should have been phrased, any review of such an arrangement must be considered under the widely unprecedented circumstances under which they were made. a little bit of a war of words over the t.a.r.p. bill: that is when the tea party started to rally. patti ann:mm-hmm.
[captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: there is an oval office lobby for the so-called public insurance option. the president has been holding daily private meetings with key players on the hill trying to sell democrats in getting a federally funded plan into the bill. will they be successful i and the end? brand new hour of "america's newsroom." patti ann: the president has been saying that he supports alternatives to government-run medical coverage. this was his own words from last month. >> public options are a means to an end. we should remain open to
anything that helps us to our ultimate goals. to our republican friends rather than making wild claims of a government takeover of health care, we should work together to address any legitimate concerns you might have. [applause] bill: that was the ninth of september, less than one month ago. behind the scenes the white house is pushing hard for government-run insurance. mike, good morning. explain the difference between public and private discussions. what is happening there? >> in essence the white house has to deal with political realities. where are the votes? publicly they are saying that they want more choice, more competition, lower prices and a better deal for american consumers. behind-the-scenes they are working with capitol hill
allies to see if a formal public option can make it into the final version of the bill. the president was clear in saying that he feels the the public option is still the best way to go, but that he is open to other options as well. if they can make that happen in the final version of health care reform, that is what they would like to see. bill: the president is going to talk about health care in about one hour. what should we expect? >> you will have a group of doctors with him in the rose garden. it is an opportunity for him to talk about health care reform. once again he will be making the case for health care reform, trying to get back on track with health care reform by and what will prove to be a critical week for health care reform. bill: we are coming up on a
potential debate on the floor of the senate. 10 days away, that about right? >> out right. bill: that will be some television a whto watch. patti ann: congressman alan grayson is apologizing, but not to republicans. he actually took it up a notch, comparing the current health care situation to the holocaust. one jewish democrat is writing to the defamation league. as far as, for -- apologizing to conservatives, do not hold your breath. bill: iran is ready and prepared to make a nuclear bomb. the iaea has done extensive
testing. the people that wrote the report say that their findings have yet to be confirmed, but that the national security adviser jim jones addressed the report when asked about it. >> whether they know how to do it or not is a matter of conjecture. we had been worried about that intent. bill: watch for a new meeting in a few weeks with iranian leaders. the head of the u.n. watchdog group appeared over the weekend with iranian leaders, announcing new inspections currently scheduled to begin on the 25th of october, 20 days from now. patti ann: an american soldier died from injuries he received in a taliban bomb attack
yesterday in afghanistan. this after a pair of attacks killed troops on sunday. the american commander, stanley mcchrystal, said that president obama received his request to send more troops to afghanistan but no decisions have been made. casey has a look for us at how the air force is getting high- tech help. >> from the flight deck it looks like your average airplane. from the belly of the beast you realize it is anything but. once the largest airplane in the world, it is still the largest in the air force fleet, holding about the equivalency of 20 school buses. it is what brought our fox news crew into afghanistan from halfway around the world. >> this oversized equipment is flown into iran and afghanistan
on the backs -- iraq and afghanistan on the backs of these planes. it puts a lot of responsibility on these soldiers and airmen here in the cockpit. >> people these days do not get a lot of recognition, normally, but this is one of the ways that we send a car go underground. >> outside of its sheer size, its ability to unpack is also a plus. the nose open so that it can be unloaded from the front and back simultaneously, speeding up the process. a clear advantage in hostile areas. back out here live in western afghanistan, that was a pretty spectacular flight. we are close to the border of iran. we also got to experience
something else precooled. right as we were flying over turkey and other airplane came to refuel. we are talking about a giant airplane, kc135. it extended down a boom and gave us fuel. these massive airplanes have the ability to fly for 24 hours at a time as long as the pilots get enough rest. just one of the many tools in the air force arsenal fighting this war on terror. back to you, patti ann. bill: we will talk again, in about 20 minutes, about old plant in afghanistan and what is happening now. there's a big debate as to whether or not you put military forces in these areas, which could leave them susceptible to an attack or a raid.
should you pulled back and go for a different strategy? try to win over the hearts and minds of the people? in the meantime the president is going to appear live in an hour. behind him will be a group of doctors in the rose garden. who are they? why are they there? patti ann: battling another inferno, mother nature has an issue, but not with the firefighters. bill: she is more popular than many of the professional athletes that she interviews. one man with an obsession on aaron andrews is going to be in court today.
bill: we are hoping that cooler temperatures and higher humidity will help the firefighters in california. flames broke out saturday night in the gabriel mountains, fires destroying three home so far. about 6000 residents are under mandatory evacuation to get out. the cause of the fire is under investigation. patti ann: in about 45 minutes the president is going to welcome doctors from across the united states to the white house. we invited our own doctor to join us.
a republican congressman, former physician, thank you for being with us. first of all, this meeting that the president is having with these other doctors, there is no consensus amongst all doctors on this is there? >> there is not. one thing that physicians want is a fix medicare formula. the max baucus bill is going to cost $235 million. it does not include this fix. i wonder if these provisions will matter a great deal to those physicians who see medicare. patti ann: you are not a huge fan as it is right now? >> there is less fiscal responsibility and more sleight of hand.
it is government-centered, not patient-centered. patti ann: what is the direction we should go in? >> looking at what works, by giving patients the power and an awareness of cost, they save money and they are healthy. the direction that we should go is the patient-centered approach. martha: -- patti ann: in your paper you cite barriers to transparency, undermining economically rational behavior. explain. >> when you go in for surgery, they do not know the price until they come out the door. if you were able to know what it was when you went in, if it was same quality in both places, you
would go the the one that cost less. you do not know that right now in part because of government regulation. in a patient and howard system it would be different. patti ann: you say that administrative overhead consists of 40% of the average cost of a doctor? collects 40% of overhead is related to that. so, let's say that you expand medicaid by expanding government and medicaid is paying the position that is 60% of cost, you have to have that many more tests just to make things work because you have this fixed billing. you can do these health savings accounts and other things that allow patients of physicians to directly contract, lowering costs.
patti ann: you are a member of congress but also a doctor. do you feel that congress is listening enough to the medical profession? >> i do not think they are. i also do not think that they're listening to the american people. the american people do not want a huge intervention of government. yet you see that the october recess is counsel for the senate so that they cannot go home to get an earful from the american people. what the american people are getting is not what they want, which is an expansion of government. patti ann: what is happening here? >> i think they are trying to use the max baucus bill to make it look like they can really control costs. but in reality it is more about keeping things offline.
a bill that does not control costs, expand government, and empowers the patients. i think it is very much in play. patti ann: is there a bill that you would even be satisfied with at this point? hr 3400 is a bill that truly empower patients. it is shown to lower costs by 30%, expanding access to the previously insured. it allows for the whole foods model, where employees are financially allowed to participate in healthier lifestyles, which wind up controlling costs. all of these things in hr3400 had been proven to work, unlike the things in the other bills. patti ann: thank you for joining us.
bill: the long awaited h1n1 flu vaccine is finally available this week. chances are you will not be able to get it. we will tell you why. patti ann: in the case of espn's erin andrews, the man that was stalking her has been described by his friends as a nice guy. how did this unfold? details are next.
probing acorn offices on the west coast. the california secretary of state has launched investigations into acorn in san diego. they registered more than 26,000 voters last year. more than 4000 of them were red flag. nearly 2000 of them were tossed out. dozens of other residents say that their commissions were forged. so far the veterans -- so far the d.a. is tight-lipped. bill: michael barrett secretly videotaped espn's erin andrews while she was naked inside of her hotel room. he is accused of rigging a peep hole with a camera. anita, what will happen today? >> today a judge in federal court is going to decide whether
or not he wants to give him bail or send him to los angeles, where a judge there will take care of the situation. he goes by the name of michael barrett, but he also uses the name mark bennett. he is actually still in custody in chicago, waiting for this at o'hare airport. what this stems from is a case in september when he secretly recorded erin andrews from espn. according to the fed's he found out that she was staying at a hotel in tennessee. he requested a room right next to hers, altering the people in the room, secretly recording her using a cell phone. there are eight different recordings, they are trying to figure out what all of the hotels were at where he got the images.
at his place of employment he contacted a celebrity news program, wanting to sell the videos to them. he is charged with interstate stalking, charged with up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. usg shocked by this. >> we all are. it is a terrible thing that happened. it really is. patti ann: -- >> has he been doing other recordings in the neighborhood? >> they did not say something like that, but to have something like that happen, it is a terrible thing. i think that something should be done. it is just horrible.
someone doing this for money, putting it on the internet, there is something wrong with a person like that and they need something done about it. >> we will keep you posted on his court hearing. bill: before you go -- is he married? does he have children? what more do we know? >> we know he is divorced and he has children, but we are not sure how many. they were stunned that this man in particular, they say that he was quiet and he kept to himself. bill: we will find out today how much he is going to fight this. patti ann: correct. over the next five days the health-care overhaul will come down the one question.
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bill: right at 10:30 in new york on this monday morning. the house and senate are working on health care at the moment, law makers are being pushed to consider a government health plan. the house bill already concluded, but where do we get the money to pay for this overhaul? stuart varney is with us from the fox business network. >> i have got six proposals that are on the table, each one is meeting stiff opposition. one, the individual mandate. if you do not get yourself health insurance, we will find you. that does not go on well in some circles.
bill: it is a tax or a fee. >> call it what you will, money out of your pocket. an employer mandate is no. 2. a useful business, or #3 is a surtax. let the millionaires pay for it. no. 4, tax the cadillac plans. you have got yourself a very nice and expensive program, attacks it. do not do that, according to senator rockefeller, you will hear -- heard the unions. put it into medicaid -- the state's do not want that, that is no. 5. no. 6, you get a little bit of support for taxing medical
supplies. can the president to fill his promised in not having health care reform add to the deficit? every single way to pay for it is opposed. bill: 30 million americans? you have to pay for it. the senate said that they could figure it out and do deficit neutral. can they? this program is only going to cost a few dollars down the road. bill: thank you, buddy. patti ann: access granted, the head of the u.n. international atomic agency says that iran will allow inspectors into its newly revealed nuclear site.
they also said that iran is shifting gears, providing more transparency and cooperation. this came just days after a landmark meeting between iran and world powers. inspectors will visit the controversial site at the end of october. bill: campaign promises, easier to make them keep. -- to make than keep. listen to him, up back on the campaign. >> as commander-in-chief i will seek out, listen to, and respect the views of military commanders. under this administration we have seen civilian control turned into an expectation, but
when i am president of the block will stop with me. -- i am president othe buck will stop with me. bill: the president is facing a harsh assessment from afghanistan. what will he do? good morning, general. >> nice to see you. bill: you as well. what will he do? when you hear general jones talk about stanley mcchrystal a's opinion, that is the precursor to a compromise.
i do not know how much of a drawdown it would be, we are still building up into the end of this year. but the additional forces requested and approved, is that it could push towards stalemate. bill: what should the president do? >> if i were an adviser i would say that a lot of people are rushing how you are going to react. we have made a commitment to this country, we cannot abandon it for a second time.
bill: that is the central question of all of this. even if we win in afghanistan, closer to the third world, what do we win? >> a foothold in a critical area of the world. afghans are good fighters. bill: significant. what is your position on this ella -- what is your position on this? what do you think the president will do? >> i think he is a pragmatist.
he will try to make everyone happy, indicating a compromise is coming. this is a rare situation where either you are all in or you fold. bill: 40,000? the enemy, as the general likes to say, has a vote,, as well as a measure of the president. bill: thank you for your time. patti ann: the first doses of the h1n1 vaccine are available, do not call your doctor just yet. the first shipment is so small
it will not be available to the public. when can you get a shot if you want one? jonathan? who gets these first doses? >> when you first start going to health care workers to ask for this, it is going to health care workers and at risk children. it is to prevent these health care workers in first responders from transferring the virus from patient to patient. patti ann: when can the rest of us get it? >> there is a steady stream of releases coming up in the days and weeks.
they have ordered 250 million doses, which they say should be enough for every american. eventually, everyone that wants it will get it. patti ann: who can get it in the form of a nasal spray. it contains a live, attenuated virus, but between the ages of two through the age of 49 recommending that they wait for the injectable form of the vaccine. they are saying that pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions should not
goes to court, have you heard the details of what he tried to do? pretty intense. ♪ >> ♪ baby, it is just you i am thinking of ♪ bill: before you send the e- mail, know that our supreme court district, about one hour ago, refused to hear the case of a man who claimed that he was elvis presley's firstborn son. from a legal perspective the case appeared to be a case of fools rushing in. the courts have not been kind to him, while he has been persistent, he was once arrested
for improperly going after the judges. the supreme court has ruled to pass on the case. i thought i was the firstborn of elvis presley. patti ann: [laughter] anti-aging business is a multimillion dollar gold mine. women lured into buying held in a bottle. researchers in london have reduced aids-related diseases in mice. one of the doctors joins us now. it has been shown that it drastic -- a drastic reduced calorie intake can make you live longer, now they have been able to replicate those changes through genetic mutation? >> we have made a drug that works the same way, manipulating
the protein in side of your body. as you remember, it is given to people that have influenza resistance, which is genetic. you or all wrong, the fountain of youth is not in a bottle, it is actually inherited -- as we have known for a long time. patti ann: now they can be able to replicate these results? how far might be be from trying to some people? >> good question. hopefully we will be able to focus on it. if we do not reduce our caloric intake it leads to obesity and diabetes. this study does not pertain to how you look, it is the quality of life as you age. an important thing that you work on. hopefully over the next few years we will be able to present
some more interesting medications. patti ann: what would be the potential side effects? >> we did not talk about side effects. only women benefited from it. that was the other thing as well. seeing if we can actually get them to add to it. patti ann: this calorie restricted diet extends life, but the people on it are always hungry. this new method can improve quality and quantity? >> it was interesting, i was happy because i thought i could eat anything at wanted and enjoy. that is why we fail at most diets long term, i think that this is the focus of this genetic study. bill long-term effect of you dropping the weight without feeling hungry all the time so that you will not put it back into your system.
quality of life is most important, but reap the benefits. patti ann: thank you. >> you are welcome. bill: 15% of the kids today are going to live to the age of 100. extraordinary. we were talking about that, martha and i. president obama says that he wants to pay for health care reform by cutting out waste and fraud from health care abuse. we have found some of the biggest medicare ripoffs in three minutes. patti ann: for regions are upset about mcdonald's setting up shop next to one of the city's most visited landmarks.
patti ann: mcdonald's is moving in next door to the lourve in paris. the restaurant is said to open up next month in the shopping area. museum managers say that the fast-food giant is in line with the image, but people in france are not happy. bill: when i think about classic impressionism, i think about how i can supervise it. patti ann: [laughter] bill: cut the waste, cut the abuse, you can save a lot of money. the president asserts that you can save on a lot of money -- lots of items. william, what is happening? >> medicare knows that it is
being overcharged. last year and tried to do something about it by introducing a competitive bidding program. saving taxpayers potentially 30% to 70%. at the last minute obvious step in and congress stopped the program. the difference between what washington says and does can be different things. >> no one doubts that medicaid is bloated by waste and fraud, but is there enough fat for the president $930 billion health care plan? >> i am skeptical. >> he saw the bush effort to reduce medicare expenses by requiring competitive bidding and eliminate overcharging on items like these. $7,000 to rent a home oxygen taknk purchase for $600?
to thousand dollars for a hospital bed, internet prize just over $1,000. $82 for diabetics applies? $47 on the internet. hundreds said that competitive bidding would have saved medicare $7 billion. congress, so called guardian of taxes, killed it after heavy lobbying by industry. >> whenever there is an effort to make it efficient someone goes on the offensive, hiring lobbyists to constrain congress from doing it. >> the point of the story was that this was a pilot program on 10 products.
the industry acted on behalf of itself, protecting its own bottom line. bill: we will have to go in there and shot it out. what are they waiting for? >> that was the beauty of this program. the administration and officials know that we are being overcharged. why could there not be competitive bidding in the system? congress, who portrays itself as the protector of the taxpayer, stepped in on behalf of industry. the worry is what washington is going to do, the lobbyist spending $2 million every day lobbying while congress will not cut out the fat. bill: i get it. call your member of congress today. thank you.
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